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The Sadist (2015)

A combat veteran, with serious psychological damage, stalks campers and hunters in the woods.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Savini ... The Sadist
Frank Wihbey ... Jack Bird
Santo Fazio ... Wilbur Riley
Mackenzie Christine Hawkins Mackenzie Christine Hawkins ... Lucinda
Miguel A. Lopez ... Don (as Miguel Lopez)
Jerry Murdock Jerry Murdock ... Sheriff Scully
Carl Burrows ... Farmer Ted
Joe Pisani Joe Pisani ... Dick Catelli
Zoe Daelman Chlanda Zoe Daelman Chlanda ... Professor Wilkes
Tom Reid Tom Reid ... Dr. Mitchell
Meret Oppenheim Meret Oppenheim ... Linda Bird
Bart Mastronardi ... Mental Patient
Joslyn Stabile Joslyn Stabile ... Rachel
Mark Filipelli Mark Filipelli ... Construction Worker #1
Corey Radke Corey Radke ... Construction Worker #2


Jack Bird (Frank Wihbey) is your average college student from Hometown, USA. He loves his classic car, his girl, and hunting with his Uncle Wil (Santo Fazio). On their yearly outing, things take a turn for the worse when a sadistic mad man (Tom Savini) who has escaped from the local psychiatric hospital decides to make Jack and Uncle Wil part of his deadly game of cat and mouse. Written by Big Caper Films

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26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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A Few Decent Moments but Pretty Unoriginal
26 October 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Sadist (2015)

** (out of 4)

Low-budget horror film has some campers and hunters coming under attack by an escaped mental patient (TOm Savini) who was a special ops soldier before his breakdown. Now the former soldier is on a killing spree.

When you see that a movie is a slasher and that it features Savini and it's called THE SADIST then you're expectations pretty much go sky high. Unfortuantly THE SADIST isn't a very good movie but at the same time it's certainly a lot better than a lot of the indie productions out there.

There's really nothing overly original here as we have a maniac running wild in the woods and killing people. That's basically everything that happens during the short running time. I will say that on a technical level the film is well-made and I'd also argue that the wood settings were extremely good and added a lot to the picture. Some of the performances weren't too bad either and it's always fun watching Savini work.

With that said, the biggest issue I had with the film is that it really lacks any real punch. If you're hoping to see gore then you'll really be disappointed as a lot of the death scenes are off camera and what ones are on screen just don't have much of the red stuff. Nudity? Forget it. Now, you could be saying does a horror film need gore and nudity? In my opinion, slashers like this do need one or both.

THE SADIST will appeal to fans of Savini but most will probably want to skip it.

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