Directed by Pete Walker
In Pete Walker’s penultimate horror film, a pop star suffers hallucinations after someone starts murdering his loved ones. When Nick starts hearing scary sounds in the middle of the night, and soon after finds what appears to be the decaying body of his ex-wife, Gail, his manager and doctors think he’s losing his mind. What they don’t know is that a costumed killer has really done away with Gail, and more of Nick’s close friends may be next. FRIGHTMARE’s Sheila Keith has a field day playing the ultra-creepy housekeeper, Mrs. B, who may not be all that she seems.
A pop star suffers hallucinations after someone starts murdering his loved ones.
Cast: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle
This has the feel of a late-60's British horror film - for one thing, Jack Jones was looooong since past his pop idol prime by 1979 (although he did sing the gloriously cheesy title theme for TVs "Love Boat" just a few years earlier). Still and all, this is not bad - has a particularly tense opening sequence and a decent mystery at its heart. Final rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Cheesy but fun
A good slasher that knows how to utilize other modes of horror. The camera work often reminds me of quintessential 1970s tricks that were well practiced. I'd like to see the same sense of nausea and unease revived in horror today.
This was actually good. Huh.
Very good whodunnit the blood they use in this film is real blood