(1984) from Tuna
Silent Madness (1984) is a slasher
horror feature originally made in 3-d.
|It is rather tame on the
horror, very tame on the gore, and light on nudity, but is fairly
intelligent for the genre. A mental hospital, due to over-crowding and
budget constraints, releases patients before they are cured, as long as
they are no longer a danger to themselves or others. Then they make a
mistake, and release a dangerous serial killer whose name is similar to
the man they intended to release. He returns to the scene of his
slaughter, a sorority house. When Dr. Joan Gillmore catches the error,
everyone at the hospital starts a cover-up, but Dr. Joan goes to the
college to catch him and bring him back.
April Daisy White shows breasts as
she changes shirts in the rear of a van
not available in region 1 DVD
All in all, this is a boring film, much
too tame in the gore and violence department for a horror film, and
nowhere near enough nudity for an exploitation. The Region 2 DVD
transfer was clearly made from a weak master, and was noisy.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a low C-.
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