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The Mutilator (1983)

  Tags: 80's, 80's Slashers, blood, Buddy Cooper, cheesy, gore, the mutilator

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Buddy Cooper
86 minutes
Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines

After the first two minutes of viewing this movie I knew right away that I had seen it before. Once again I've fallen victim to unintentionally seeing a film twice, because of the fact that I've seen so many horror films that I forgot some of the ones I've already seen. So is it worth the second viewing? Not really, but at least this time I got to see it uncut. The movie starts off with a young boy getting a dumb idea to clean his father's guns for his birthday. He cleans one of the rifles when it goes off and shoots his mom on the back. The father comes home to see the mother lying in a pool of blood and soon finds out that the son shot her on accident, which makes him go crazy.

Fast forward some years and the boy is now in his late teens to early 20s. The father calls his son to take care of the beach house while he is away. The son and his friends get an idea to stay a few days there and so they do. It doesn't take long before they start to die one at a time. The movie is very predictable and clichéd. There's no originality in this film what-so-ever, though it should please many slasher fans; especially those who like those cheesy 80s films. I was lucky enough to catch the uncut version upon my second viewing. There were some scenes in it that I didn't really remember when I first saw it. Had a lot more gore from what I remember. That's always a plus in my book.

The acting was average for the 80s and so was the directing. There could have been more lighting in some of the really dark scenes. I would have given the movie a lower-rating, but I'm partial to 80s slasher films, so this wasn't that bad. I like it better this time 'round, thanks to the extended gore scenes.

Decent 80s slasher, but very cliched and predictable. If you want to see this, try to catch the uncut version.

Posted on July 29, 2009 - 6:15am | FrighT MasteR