According to Phil Hardy's Horror Encyclopedia this clunker of a slasher
was filmed in 1976 as "The Killer Behind the Mask" but not
released until 1981
(and then as Savage Weekend) which, i suppose, would make it a very
early Slasher entry to the genre. It's a pretty BAD film though, and
this even if
there are a lot of nudity and grisly killings. David "Re-Animator"
Gale and William "Bladerunner" Sanderson are both OK as locals
but the rest of the
actors are really bad .... and uninteresting. Copious amounts of nudity
and lots of killings usually saves any horror film, but it doesn't work
here, for me.
David Gale and Marilyn Hamlin
Another disaapointment with this film, or DVD to be
precise, was the fact that the disc freezes around the 46 minute mark.
A bad freeze that i had to jump
past with the FF- or -next chapter button. I tried playing it in 2 different
players with the same result.
The film starts with a woman running through the woods,
chased by a very slow-moving psycho and according to the laws of Physics
in Horror movies she
doesn't stand a chance. She could've been Usain Bolt without having
a chance of escaping. Then we are jumping to the city of NY where a
(Marilyn Hamlin) is about to leave town for an upstate summer house
weekend with her friends, boyfriend Robert, sister Shirley, Nicky and
Robert has a boat and local mental case Otis (William
Sanderson) is helping him out fixing it (or building it), but Otis gets
upset when Nicky is about to
supervise the work on the boat. The locals don't like the NY women flirting
with them and getting naked a lot either, and soon there's a killing
Everyone of the city folks are unlikeable and you don't care much about
This early Body-Count Slasher suffers from bad direction,
a poor script and a slow pace, but has NO annoying teenagers in it and
lots of nudity.
This Spanish DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen
1.85:1 and with an english audio 2.0 ...
AND IT FROZE around the 46 mark, and
i had to skip over the scene