Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Slayer (1982)

Two couples go on holiday to a remote island: Eric, a fishing-obsessed, helium-voiced irritant and his nagging wife Brooke; poodle-haired doomsayer Kay and her dull and almost invisible husband David. As far as they know, they are the only people on the island, apart from... The Slayer!

What starts off as a slow and pedestrian slasher with a few tasty kills, picks up in the second half to become an effective, atmospheric and tense thriller. Much better than I thought it would be.

Note that the score will batter you repeatedly over the head with its sledgehammer cues.

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