31 Days of Slashers: Pieces (1982)

The eleventh entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is a bizarre and absolutely incredible film simply called Pieces (1982). The film starts with 10-year-old Timmy murdering his mother after she has yelled at him for putting together a puzzle with a naked woman on it. Forty years later, a university is shocked by several murders of female students and staff. Could Timmy be back to build a real-life puzzle with pieces from his victims?

Pieces is a co-production between Spain, Puerto Rico, and the US, with the majority of the film being filmed in Boston. It was a popular target during the UK’s attack on “video nasties,” or films that featured gore and sexual images. While the film does feature high amounts of gore, it is presented in a fantastically campy manner that just adds a wonderful layer of enjoyment for the viewer.

The film throws in so many random characters that sometimes serve as red herrings while sometimes just being a fun distraction from the narrative. There will be moments, like when the karate instructor appears seemingly out of nowhere to showcase his skills, where you will find yourself asking, what am I watching exactly? But that is all part of the fun with this campy cult classic. This tongue-in-cheek attitude mixed with the gore of the film is perhaps its most appealing attribute. I’ve never really seen another slasher film that feels just like this one.

The film features fun performances from its leads in Kendall (Ian Sera) and undercover detective Mary Riggs (Linda Day) as they work on solving the mystery. There is a peculiar scene later in the film where Kendall is assisting Sgt. Holden (Frank Braña) with research for the case where they showcase their food from Wendy’s in several incredibly blatant shots. This was one of the funnier bits in the film for me, as Kendall is seen really enjoying his Wendy’s food.

If you’re looking for a film that will genuinely scare you, Pieces is not the film for you. It is a campy and hilarious delight mixed with quite a bit of blood and gore. It is a true oddity and one that needs to be shared with friends this Halloween season! After finally seeing it while quarantined towards the start of the pandemic, Pieces has become one of my absolute favorites!

Pieces can be streamed for free on the Kanopy and Tubi apps and with a membership on the Shudder and AMC+ apps. It can also be rented on Amazon. The Grindhouse Releasing blu-ray, which features an excellent restoration, a director’s cut of the film, and solid special features, can be purchased HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another exciting entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series!

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31 Days of Slashers: Savage Weekend (1979)

The tenth film in the 31 Days of Slashers series is the particularly sleazy and low-budgeted Savage Weekend (1979), originally titled both The Upstate Murders and The Killer Behind the Mask. Recently divorced Marie (Marilyn Hamlin) is going upstate for a fun weekend getaway with her new stockbroker boyfriend Robert (James Doerr), her sister Shirley (Caitlin O’Heaney), and their gay friend Nicky (Christopher Allport). Robert has bought a farmhouse in the country where he has hired local Otis (William Sanderson) to repair a large schooner. When they arrive in town, Marie discovers that Otis is under suspicion of having killed a woman a few years ago. As murders begin to happen, Marie finds herself fighting for her life. Is creepy Otis to blame? Or could it be someone even more sinister?

This is a very interesting film in the history of the slasher sub-genre. That being said, it is not a particularly well-made or well-plotted film. Filmed in 1976, two years prior to the release of John Carpenter’s Halloween, Savage Weekend is an oddly bloody and specifically sleazy little picture. Kept on the shelf for years, Cannon decided to finally release it in 1979, following the incredible success of Halloween. Shot on a budget of just $58,000, director David Paulsen was able to feature quite an impressive array of gore effects.

The film is a great representation of the popular town vs. country theme that was featured heavily in horror films and thrillers of the 1970s. Films like The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deliverance (1972), and I Spit on Your Grave (1978) all feature middle class city folk escaping the city for the wild country. Instead of the promise of parties and family adventures, the characters find themselves tormented by violent and crazed country folk. Savage Weekend is no different, as the New York City protagonists are threatened by the “low-brow” and “simple-minded” country folk of upstate New York. This is best showcased through the town drunks at the bar and their homophobic comments towards Nicky and through the overall crazed characterization of Otis.

The one element that really makes the film stand out, in spite of its rather generic narrative and low-production value, is its shockingly positive queer representation of Nicky. Christopher Allport gets the chance to showcase a depth of character that is oddly not awarded to any other character in the film. When the group arrives in town, Nicky goes into the local bar while his friends buy supplies at the grocery store. Here, he is confronted by the homophobic townspeople who make it clear that he is not welcome. Instead of simply leaving the bar, Nicky gets to attack his tormentors and emerge victorious. While the other characters in the film may be pretty flat, Nicky is shown to be incredibly proactive and engaging.

This film is definitely not for everyone. Narratively, it’s a bit of a hot mess. Visually, the film clearly shows its budget limitations, in spite of its solid use of practical gore effects. It is also particularly sleazy. In spite of all of that, it features a startling progressive representation of gay masculinity in a time when that was exceptionally rare. This is an interesting slice of slasher history and definitely makes a fun addition to your spooky October viewings.

Savage Weekend can be streamed for free on Tubi and with a membership on the Paramount+, DirecTV, and Epix apps. The Kino Lorber blu-ray, which features a solid restoration and special features, can be purchased HERE.

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31 Days of Slashers: Berserker (1987)

The ninth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Jefferson Richards’ Berserker (1987), also known as Berserker: The Nordic Curse. This little-seen slasher is a bit rough around the edges and definitely falls in the cheesy/fun category, but that makes it all the more enjoyable. Josh (Greg Dawson) is taking his friends to a Utah campground that he used to visit with his dad as a child. Run by Norwegian immigrant Pappy Nyquist (legendary character actor George ‘Buck’ Flower), the campground has been experiencing violent bear attacks recently. While enjoying a fun weekend of camping, Josh and his friends share Norwegian legends about violent Viking warriors, known as berserkers. As his friends start disappearing, Josh worries that the bear is attacking them. Or could it be a berserker who has somehow found himself in the 20th century?

The Norwegian legends at the heart of the story really separate the film from other camping slashers of the time. While most camp slashers usually just focus on campfire tales of killers at the camp, Berserker takes a gamble and adds a level of wildness with its inclusion of stories of Viking warriors. The rest of the narrative may be pretty similar to other films of the time, but this odd choice to focus on Norwegian mythology is very entertaining.

Richards is sure to add solid amounts of blood and gore to the violent sequences and the encounters with the bear and the potential berserker are always very engaging. The footage of the bear is particularly well-utilized for a film with such an obviously low budget. The natural location of the camp is also used nicely and looks quite decent throughout the film.

While the young cast of Berserker may not be the all-star performers of the slasher sub-genre, they turn in decent enough performances. The film is smart to let Flower’s Pappy Nyquist steal the show any time that he is on screen while John F. Goff is great as Officer Hill. Pappy Nyquist is the character that will linger with you long after the film is over, as George ‘Buck’ Flowers is just having such a good time in the role. I always get excited when I see him pop up in an obscure film that I’m watching.

Berserker may not be an award-winning slasher film by any means, but it provides a campy and very entertaining ride for the viewer. If you’re looking for an enjoyable and oddly mythological slasher to watch that you have never heard of, look no further!

Berserker can be streamed for free on Tubi. The Vinegar Syndrome blu-ray, which features an amazing restoration and great special features (and is also the only release of the film beyond its original VHS), can be bought HERE.

I’ll see you tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series!

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31 Days of Slashers: Terror Train (1980)

The eighth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Roger Spottiswoode’s Terror Train. At a pre-med fraternity’s New Year’s Eve Party, Alana Maxwell (Jamie Lee Curtis) begrudgingly takes part in a hazing ritual, luring incoming pledge Kenny Hampson into a room with the promise of sex, where he finds himself in bed with a corpse stolen from the university instead. Kenny is extremely traumatized by the prank and is sent to a mental institution. Three years later, the same fraternity hosts it’s New Year’s Eve party on a train. They even hire Ken the magician (David Copperfield) to perform for the crowd. Members of the fraternity and their sorority girlfriends begin being slaughtered one by one. Could Kenny be back for revenge? Is Alana next on the list of murder victims?

While Terror Train may feature a pretty generic slasher narrative, it more than makes up for it with its unique setting and its use of fun masks to hide the identity of the killer. Throughout the film, the killer wears a variety of masks ranging from the above Groucho Marx mask to the mask of a monk and an alien lizard. This helps keep the kills fresh, as you’re left guessing what mask will be used next. While comical, the masks also somehow manage to be a bit eerie, which is an absolute essential element to a masked killer slasher film.

By setting the film on a small train, the characters are confined to these long and narrow spaces. Spottiswoode uses the sets to assist in the construction of tension as there are fewer and fewer safe areas for Alana to navigate to escape from the masked killer. There is also just something to be said for a mystery that is set on a train. While Terror Train may not feature as many suspects as Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, it does give the viewer a couple of red herrings to add some intrigue to the mix.

Terror Train was filmed in the middle of Jamie Lee Curtis’ tenure as a Scream Queen of the late 1970s and early 1980s, before she went on to more serious dramatic work. Curtis is the real draw of the film here, as her performances are always legendary within the genre. While this may not be on the same level as her iconic role of Final Girl Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween, she is still incredibly engaging here and turns in a very solid performance. The casting of David Copperfield as Ken is also a really fun gimmick in that we are gifted with several sequences of the real-life magician performing his own magic tricks for the frat and sorority members.

With its excellent cast, unique setting, and fun mask designs, Terror Train proves to be an essential slasher watch for your October spooky film lists!

Terror Train is available to stream for free on The Roku Channel, and with a membership on the AMC+ and Shudder apps.

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31 Days of Slashers: The Hitcher (1986)

The seventh entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Robert Harmon’s The Hitcher (1986). Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) is delivering a car from Chicago to San Diego. On the way, he picks up hitchhiker John Ryder (Rutger Hauer). The pair soon drives by a stopped car when Ryder says that he murdered the driver. Filled with fear, Jim is quickly able to kick Ryder from the car. Continuing on his journey, Jim keeps running into Ryder and becomes involved in a series of violent murders. Will Jim be able to stop Ryder’s reign of terror?

While considered a bit of a flop at the time, after only making $6 million back from its $7.9 million budget, The Hitcher serves as a great example of a thrilling slasher film that is worth a closer look. Its narrative is relatively simple and relies on the tension between the two lead characters. Keeping so much of the anxiety trapped within the small space of Jim’s car allows for close character beats that allow the viewer to really identify with Jim. This also allows for a great growth in intensity when the action is finally moved outside of the car.

The strongest element of the film is the antagonist relationship between Howell’s Jim and Hauer’s Ryder. The actors have excellent chemistry and the intense power dynamic between the two really drives the entire narrative. C. Thomas Howell’s performance perfectly captures Jim’s arc from innocence to traumatized protagonist. Rutger Hauer, on the other hand, is clearly reveling in the absolute insanity of his villainous character. Howell and Hauer play off each other in a really engaging and exciting way.

The film features another early performance from Jennifer Jason Leigh as Nash, a waitress at a roadside diner that is thrust into Ryder’s deadly game. Harmon also utilizes the broad location of the open road as an additional threat to Jim. The film is full of striking shots of desert landscapes and mountain ranges.

Through its great performances, shockingly violent moments, and excellent use of small spaces to build tension, The Hitcher proves to be a highly effective slasher that is sure to thrill you this October.

The Hitcher can be streamed on the Cinemax app.

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31 Days of Slashers: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

The sixth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981), also known as Night Warning. Billy Lynch (Jimmy McNichol) is a senior in high school and wants nothing more than to play basketball in order to get a college scholarship. Orphaned at a young age, he lives with his incredibly clingy Aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell) who absolutely does not want Billy to leave home for college. After the death of a TV repairman, Billy and his girlfriend Julie (Julia Duffy) are drawn into a murder investigation headed by Detective Carlson (Bo Svenson). As more deaths occur, Billy begins to question everyone around him. The film also features an early appearance by Bill Paxton as Eddie, the bully on the basketball team.

This bizarre slasher film was helmed by William Asher, the director of 102 episodes of I Love Lucy and 131 episodes of Bewitched, as well as several teen beach movies in the 1960s. This was the only horror film he ever made and boy is it a doozy! For a director to have such a deep background in television sitcoms, Asher was able to direct a truly dark and disturbing tale that features shockingly progressive queer representation and also a creepy incestuous undercurrent. If the mention of these classic sitcoms has made you think that this film might not be worth the time, definitely reconsider, as Asher is able to abandon his sitcom past to weave together a sinister narrative here.

Susan Tyrrell’s performance is incredibly captivating. Tyrrell lets down every wall and truly embraces the absolute insanity of her character. Her manic behavior is characterized so convincingly that you will be left thinking about her performance long after the film is over. Teen idol Jimmy McNichol also turns in a respectable performance as the troubled Jimmy. While Bo Svenson’s performance as Detective Carlson may not be as dramatically engaging as Tyrrell’s he certainly is capable of capturing the characters intense homophobia that drives his investigation.

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker features an incredibly progressive representation of queerness in Steve Eastin’s performance as Coach Landers. While so many of the films of the time where stigmatizing queer characters solely as monstrous killers and villains, Coach Landers is a level-headed father figure to Billy and is shown to have a very healthy and happy relationship with TV repairman Phil Brody (Caskey Swaim). At the end of the day, the violent homophobia of Detective Carlson is proven to be one of the real monsters of the film.

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is an odd film in that it features such dark themes but also a bright light in its positive queer representation in a time where that was unheard of in mainstream cinema. With its blend of disturbing death sequences, creepy family relationships, and Susan Tyrrell’s incredible performance, this slasher is a definitive must watch this month.

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker can be streamed with a membership on the Shudder app. The Code Red blu-ray which features an excellent restoration and some interviews with the cast can be purchased HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series!

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31 Days of Slashers: Cutting Class (1989)

The fifth film in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Rospo Pallenberg’s Cutting Class (1989). Despite being one of Brad Pitt’s first leading film roles, this slasher comedy continues to be widely unseen outside of the circle of avid horror fans. If you’re looking to see a star-studded slasher this October, look no further. Brian Woods (Donovan Leitch) has been released from a mental institution, following the questionable death of his father. It’s back to school for Brian, where he meets Paula (Jill Schoelen) and quickly develops feelings for her, which does not sit well with Paula’s boyfriend Dwight (Brad Pitt). Grisly murders start happening on school grounds. Could Brian be the killer? Is anger pushing Dwight to commit murder? Or perhaps it’s the lecherous principal (Roddy McDowell)?

Cutting Class features an incredibly top-rate cast. Jill Schoelen proves to be a very capable and determined lead, while Leitch and Pitt play off each other quite well as two guys fighting for her affection. One of the more surprising elements of the film is the interesting casting of veteran actor Roddy McDowell as the particularly lusty Principal Dante who is also grossly interested in Paula. Just seeing this normally austere and comedic actor playing such a disgusting pervert is quite humorous. The ensemble assembled here works really well to give the audience multiple red herrings throughout the narrative. If I’m being honest, I was definitely fooled by one for the majority of the film. As a fun aside, we’re treated to a journey with Paula’s dad William (Martin Mull) as he tries to return to civilization following a hunting accident.

The high school setting proves to be quite effective for several of the grisly attacks. One particular scene involving the office’s copier is definitely a standout here. Pallenberg does a nice job of integrating the school setting into the mix, while also pointing out the comic moments of the slasher sub-genre. The film is also not afraid to shy away from the blood that naturally accompanies slashers.

Cutting Class falls in the middle of Jill Schoelen’s tenure in the horror genre in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In this time, she had lead roles in The Stepfather (1987), Curse II: The Bite (1989), The Phantom of the Opera (1989), Popcorn (1991), and When a Stranger Calls Back (1993). She was the epitome of the savvy, intelligent, and assertive Final Girl trope that slasher fans love so dearly. Following these roles, she worked on a few television projects but has not acted since 2004. Personally, I would absolutely love to see a Jill Schoelen comeback now. There are so many fun possibilities for roles within the genre that would fit her perfectly. The Vinegar Syndrome blu-ray of the film features a fantastic interview with Schoelen, as well, where she talks about her career at the time, her experience making Cutting Class, and more in such an intimate and engaging way. It is definitely a must-watch if you’re as big of a fan of her as I am.

Cutting Class is a very entertaining slasher comedy that features an excellent lead in Jill Schoelen’s Paula, a fun early appearance by Brad Pitt, a really creepy and lusty Roddy McDowell, a humorous excursion with Martin Mull, and fun death sequences. Definitely add this to your list for fun horror films to watch this month!

Cutting Class can be streamed with a membership on the Showtime app or rented from the Alamo On Demand app. The blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, which again features a fantastic restoration and great special features, can be purchased HERE.

I will see you tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series!

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31 Days of Slashers: The Mutilator (1984)

Today’s entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is The Mutilator (1984), also known as Fall Break. This fun slasher focuses on a group of college students staying at a beach house to enjoy their (you guessed it) fall break. Ed (Matt Mitler) has been asked by his father, Big Ed, to close up the family condo in North Carolina. Naturally, Ed’s friends are excited to spend some time at the beach and with each other. Unbeknownst to them, Ed accidentally killed his mother while cleaning one of Big Ed’s guns as a child. Could Big Ed be looking for revenge over the death of his wife after all this time?

The Mutilator offers a fun and occasionally cheesy trip to the beach with Ed and his friends, including a theme song called “Fall Break” that plays as the students drive to their destination. Buddy Cooper and John S. Douglass’ film features several death sequences that stick to the theme of the beach, involving pools, boat motors, fishing gaffs, and more. While not the most innovative in terms of contributions to the slasher sub-genre, The Mutilator remains an enjoyable and entertaining watch that you won’t regret adding it to your films to watch this month.

The fact that Ed accidentally killed his mother when he was a child adds a layer of trauma that most slasher film protagonists don’t necessarily have to contend with. This makes Ed a sympathetic lead while also greatly complicating his character’s backstory. The Mutilator also differs from the majority of slasher films of the time in that it has a Final Boy lead instead of the traditional Final Girl figure. It also incorporates more disturbing death sequences than some of the less aggressive slashers. Forcing Ed to deal with the trauma of his youth and confront his father’s hatred of him serves as a very intriguing narrative in what could have easily just been a cookie cutter slasher with a bland masked killer. Knowing the motive behind the murders adds a small dose of reality to the mix that is definitely missing from films with unstoppable killing forces (Jason, Michael, etc.).

While perhaps not a horror masterpiece, The Mutilator stands as a fun and campy, but also disturbing, slasher film that is definitely one to seek out this month. What’s not to love about a slasher film with its own theme song? And just look at all of those taxidermy animals on the wall of the beach house. There’s just something great about a slasher film set at the beach.

The Mutilator can be streamed for free on TUBI, and also streams with a membership on the Arrow Player app. It can be rented from Amazon, Google Play, and Youtube. You can buy the Arrow blu-ray which features a great restoration and excellent special features HERE.

I’ll see you tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series.

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31 Days of Slashers: Valentine (2001)

Today, we’re taking a look at an incredibly entertaining holiday slasher. While a film set on Valentine’s Day might not be the traditional watch in October, Jamie Blanks’ Valentine is a joy to watch at any time of the year. It is a fun take on the masked killer concept popularized by Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Scream, but features an oddly creepy Cupid mask as the guise of the film’s killer. At their eighth grade Valentine’s Day Dance, popular girls Shelley, Lily, Paige, and Kate are asked to dance by Jeremy Melton. The girls all refuse him, while their less popular friend Dorothy agrees to dance with him and the pair end up kissing under the bleachers. When discovered by the school bullies, Dorothy is embarrassed and falsely claims that Jeremy forced himself on her. The bullies beat Jeremy until his nose bleeds and he is soon sent to a juvenile detention center and eventually a mental institution. Thirteen years later, a killer in a Cupid mask murders Shelley. Coming together for her funeral, Paige (Denise Richards), Kate (Marley Shelton), Dorothy (Jessica Capshaw), and Lily (Jessica Cauffiel) find themselves the targets of the killer. Could it really be Jeremy Melton returning to exact vengeance on them?

The cast is one of the strongest elements of Valentine. Denise Richards turns in an incredibly entertaining and fun performance as Paige. Marley Shelton is also a great lead as Kate. The four main characters have a really natural and engaging chemistry and compliment each other extremely well. David Boreanaz also turns in a solid performance as Kate’s boyfriend Adam. Blanks utilizes very intricate and wild death sequences throughout the film, which make it stand out from other early 2000’s slashers. One that is particularly memorable involves cupid’s arrow and a plummeting fall. Suspense is built nicely throughout the film, as more clues begin to appear and more deaths occur.

The slasher films of the late 1990s and early 2000s are usually looked down upon as mere copies of Wes Craven’s iconic Scream. While that may clearly be the case for some, Jamie Blanks directed two vital slasher films in that time period with Valentine and Urban Legend. Blanks pays tribute to the genre while also paving a new path with Valentine. It pairs beautifully with the 1981 My Bloody Valentine, if you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day double feature. Holiday slashers may seem a tad cliché to some, but Valentine holds its own and proves to be an original and very well-made film of the time period.

With its entertaining death sequences, excellent cast, and a nostalgic early 2000s aesthetic, Valentine is a must-watch for those looking for a very fun and appealing slasher this October. It is one that has been a favorite of mine since I first watched it with my friends in high school, and will continue being a yearly rewatch for me.

Valentine can be streamed for free on Tubi and rented from Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes. You can buy the Shout! Factory blu-ray which also features a great restoration and excellent special features HERE.

I will be back tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series.

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31 Days of Slashers: Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

Today’s entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series in 1981’s Eyes of a Stranger. Ken Weiderhorn’s film is a gory and disturbing take on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Instead of the protagonists looking into the murder of their neighbor’s wife, newscaster Jane Harris (played by The Love Boat’s Lauren Tewes) begins to suspect that her neighbor might be the murderer/rapist that has been brutally murdering women in Miami. She has been covering the murders for her news program and discovers that the victims get phone calls right before they are killed. She lives with her blind and deaf-mute sister Tracy (Jennifer Jason Leigh in her first film role). As Jane gets closer to the truth, she discovers that she and her sister might just be the next targets of the killer.

The incredibly tense moments of suspense are what sets this film apart from other films of the period. There are sequences where Jane is investigating her neighbor that genuinely capture the same level of suspense when Grace Kelly’s Lisa sneaks into the murderous neighbor’s apartment in Rear Window. The film also features practical gore effects by Tom Savini, known for his work on Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978) and Friday the 13th (Cunningham, 1980). It is important to note that as the killer in this film is also a rapist, this film does deal with themes and brief images of sexual assault. Eyes of a Stranger also differs from similar slashers and thrillers by showing the audience who the killer is at the beginning of the film. It is Jane who is unsure of his identity and seeking to prove her theory throughout the film.

Most of the critical attention for the film focused on Jennifer Jason Leigh’s strong performance as Tracy, which is understandable as she does give a great turn as the blind and deaf-mute character. They completely overlook Lauren Tewes’ performance as Jane, however, which I believe is the strongest element of the film. Many just remember Tewes as the chipper cruise director Julie on The Love Boat, which I have always really enjoyed. But in Eyes of a Stranger she goes against type and delivers a really excellent performance. Jane is an incredibly active and assertive lead and is willing to put herself in danger to solve the mystery. The film also focuses on her struggles with misogyny and sexism at the TV station that she works at, as her male co-worker don’t feel that she is up to covering such challenging stories.

Unlike some of the campy and more light-hearted slasher films that I will be featuring this month, Eyes of a Stranger is a disturbing and harrowing thriller. With strong performances from its two female leads, excellent practical gore effects, and an incredible knack for creating edge-of-your-seat suspense, Eyes of a Stranger is a must-watch if you’re looking for a film to shake you up this October. While the film may be a tough watch at times, it is beyond rewarding to see Lauren Tewes kick ass as Jane.

Eyes of a Stranger can be rented from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. You can purchase the Shout! Factory blu-ray, which features an excellent restoration and great special features HERE.

I’ll see you tomorrow with another entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series.

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