DVD info from
This is part of the same 4 DVD
set that contains The Harrad Experiment, Seniors, and some
totally un-watchable thing called Getting Wasted. I must say the
set is worth the money, which works out to less than $2.00/film.
A corpse is discovered, and Melissa (Shirley), the new
girl in town, was the last one to see the stabbing victim. As more
corpses turn up, all stabbed in the same way, circumstances point to
her, but also to a local Indian. Some of the bigots in the town decide
to take the law into their own hands, and now the town has to deal
with a serial killer and a lynching.
Look for Susan Strasberg as Shirley's mother, and Dana
Kimmell, of Friday the 13th Part 3 fame, as the sheriff's precocious
- with their dollars: made for a modest $12
million dollars, it grossed $39 million in the USA (1600
screens), $33 million elsewhere.
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,
as a thriller, the film would rate higher with a
good transfer, but this version is a D. The transfer quality
makes it hard to rate this film because it is dark and noisy,
which makes it painful to watch. It does have some great
characters, and the plot surprises are not transparent.