Killer's Moon (Remastered Edition)
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Four mental patients, the products of illegal medical experiments, escape from an institution in Britain's rural Lake District. Armed with a stolen axe, they kill a game warden and mutilate a dog before encountering a broken-down bus. The vehicle's stranded female passengers search for a place to spend the night, unaware that the psychopaths are right behind them. Anthony Forrest and Tom Marshall star in this notorious 1970s British slasher.
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a more explicit and violent film to the forefront than what was 'normal' in Britain at the time. Regardless, the acting is pretty solid,
the plot is okay and the movie overall is a fun watch!
It's not an overly gory film and the rape sequence isn't as graphic as that of 'I Spit On Your Grave.'
There's violence...but not over-the-top violence! There is some nudity in a few places also!
I thought the movie was pretty well done and I would recommend it to fans of classic horror thrillers and slasher films.
This movie brings with it some humorous and offbeat dialogue and interesting characters...and the movie doesn't take itself too seriously!
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Right at the beginning of the film, we are told that a criminal has escaped from the hospital, while being in treatment, and that he took three other insane individuals with him. They are apparently living in a dream, and which "people are the devil and in need of obliteration." Enter a bus full of school girls who are taking a ride at the countryside. Sadly, their bus suffers a malfunction, and they have to find shelter for the night. Luckily, they find a hotel, which happens to be empty due to the season. Enter, too, two fellows that are taking a break from the city and go camping around the same area, as well a local man who serves as a watchdog for the community. Of course, the escaped maniacs also decide to wonder around the vicinity, and very soon you'll have the first dead body, prompting somebody to say, "A lone, lost girl found a body, at the wrong end of the ax. How is that for the great English outdoors?"
"Killer's Moon" is dark and penetrating. Mixing cute girls with rampart murderers almost always pays off, and this is no exception. The storyline is a bit similar to "A Clockwork Orange" (1971), in which it deals with loonies dressed in white committing horrible acts against their fellow humans. However, its dialogue is more intense and clever, I think, and the story is not as sophisticated, if you will. It is what it is: Boys gone wild killing girls, with some nudity in-between. The Blu-ray edition includes interviews with actress Joanne Good and director Birkinshaw, audio commentary by Birkinshaw and Good, and more. (UK, 1978, color, 92 min plus additional material)
Reviewed on June 3, 2012 by Eric Gonzales for Redemption Films / Kino Lorber.