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New Year's Evil


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  • Actors: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven
  • Directors: Emmett Alston
  • Writers: Emmett Alston, Leonard Neubauer
  • Producers: Billy Fine, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, Christopher Pearce, Mark L. Rosen
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: June 28, 2012
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008BJTXJG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Lonely women on New Year's Eve become easy prey for a misogynistic maniac whose resolution is to kill.

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Customer Reviews

The movie really had nothing redeeming about it except for the killer's motive.
J. Cook
This movie is pretty good if you like slasher films, but there is very little blood to be found in this film.
GameraRocks
New Year's Evil is an early 80's slasher movie that isn't like most of its type.
B. Wasden

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Runk VINE VOICE on January 2, 2012
Format: VHS Tape
New Years Evil is an early entry in the slasher movie boom. Coming out hot on the heels of Friday the 13th, it's an obvious attempt at the "holiday" slasher movie theme. However, this movie doesn't take the Jason/Michael/Madman Marz approach of making the killer an almost supernatural, unstoppable juggernaut who never speaks. This is more of the When A Stranger Calls style, where the killer is a more true to life psychopath. No mask, no mystery. We see him constantly and half of the film is devoted to following him around as he goes on his spree. Basically he's the central character of the film. Throughout the film, "Richard" AKA "Evil" calls into a televised rock and roll New Years Eve extravaganza hosted by Rozz Kelly. His plan is to commit four murders, one for each time zone(New York on through to California) when the clock strikes midnight for the New Year. Th final murder is to be Rozz herself. Dear God, who is this guy?? Well, those fluent in horror films will figure out what's really happening long before the movie ends.
Not much in the gore or suspense departments, but the performance of Kip Niven as the sly psychopath is actually quite good.
But being that there are no surprises here, this movie will still be entertaining for fans of slasher films and classic(and I use the term lightly here)horror films. Fans of Resident Evil: 4-DArmegeddonwastelandplaguematrixripoff will simply hate it.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By The Preacher on December 24, 2007
Format: VHS Tape
One star?!! Obviously, somebody doesn't appreciate low budget horror! New Year's Evil is one of the better "slasher" films of the 80s, in my opinion. I'm sure many would disagree with me, but N.Y.E. is way more interesting than the extremely overrated Friday The 13th Pt. 1, a movie so boring that I've only watched it once. I just saw N.Y.E. last week and I've already watched it twice, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make my friends watch it on New Year's Eve too! N.Y.E. isn't overly gory and it's easy to figure out who the killer is, but this movie has that charm that only 70s and 80s low budget horror films can contain. If you love ignored horror gems like Sleepaway Camp, Night Of The Creep or Rock 'N Roll Nightmare then definitely give New Year's Evil a view.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Donovan on November 16, 2014
Format: DVD
Nine Things about “New Year’s Evil” (USA, 1980)

1. This little cult film is one of those good “bad” films.

2. It’s about how radio and television’s hottest Los Angeles rock hostess Blaze throws a New Year’s Eve punk rock party and invites callers to vote on the best New Wave rock song.

3. The first caller proposes that the best New Wave song is “We Don’t Need No Education.”

4. The next caller identifies himself as Mr. Evil and tells Blaze that he is going to kill someone each time an American time zone hits midnight.

5. The New Year’s Eve concert is full of fake teenagers in a fake mosh pit to a band called Shadow. They dance like zombies, so I guess that means they are full of fake drugs.

6. Across town, in an insane asylum, the inmates are watching the concert and dancing like they have Down’s Syndrome.

7. My favorite murder in the movie is when Mr. Evil suffocates a gal with a bag of weed.

8. Since the psychopath is only trying to kill one person an hour, it’s not the most suspenseful slasher flick ever made.

9. I think the movie was trying to make a statement that when women work, it effectively emasculates their husbands.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joker on December 21, 2013
Format: DVD
For a description of the plot, etc., read other reviews. Just some quick thoughts on this "unsafe holiday" slasher...

New Year's Evil (1980) is one of the "no holiday is safe anymore" slashers that were being manufactured in the early 1980s. First we had the holiday movie that started it all - Black Christmas (1974), then Halloween, Friday The 13th, Happy Birthday To Me, My Bloody Valentine, April Fools Day, Prom Night, Silent Night Deadly Night, Christmas Evil, and on and on and on. New Year's Evil is a pretty decent low budget slasher that has a creepy killer. The acting is mediocre to below average. It isn't a bad flick, but it isn't great, either. It's entertaining enough to see at least once.

If you're in the mood for one of the countless holiday slashers, then give this one a try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 28, 2013
Format: DVD
NEW YEAR'S EVIL is another forgotten slasher from the late 70s / early 80s. As w/ MANIAC, THE PROWLER, etc., NYE is due for a revival. A popular DJ (Roz Kelly) is hosting a big, televised NEW YEAR'S EVIL (yep, that's what she calls it!) bash. Meanwhile, a non-mask-wearing, verbal killer (Kip Niven) is planning on murdering a different victim in each US time zone, at the stroke of midnight! He calls Kelly's character, and lets her hear a recording of his first victim's death, and the game is on. While not the best movie of its type, it does get points for deviating a bit from the old, tired "stalk 'n' slash" formula. Worth including in your next holiday-themed horror marathon...
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. Shafer on December 9, 2013
Format: DVD
I am not reviewing the movie here , but the product. I am giving it one star because I can't give it less. I find it hard to believe that these movie companies are selling us poor quality DVD-R copies at full retail prices. This is cheap piece of junk DVR-R copy with POOR quality artwork that looks like some kid did it on his home computer. What a load of crap. Don't buy this people , send a clear message to these companies that if we pay full price we expect a DVD with decent artwork. It wasn't good enough for them to start making their products in third world countries, with under a dollar an hour labor cost , now the greed gets worse and you don't even get a real product. Shame on these companies , I would not have paid $3 for this if I knew what I was getting.
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