I need some info on The Slayer (1982)

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  1. snowbeast323

    snowbeast323 New Member

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    I just need to know if this is a good film.....

    See I blind bought it last week, and it was posted today.....now I'm just hoping I haven't wasted my money....

    Is it good?
     
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    Great flick - love it. What do you mean "See I blind bought it last week, and it was posted today"?

    Some good gory kills, and the atmosphere is good too. Definitely deserves a DVD release.

    I have the old Continental release double feature with Scalps.
     
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    Good, fun horror movie ! The PAL dvd release (Vipco) is really not that great, but is the uncut full version of the film. This deserves a quality dvd release.
     
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    Oh...I shoulda explained that.
    I "blind bought" it, meaning I've never seen but I bought it anyway and I got an e-mail saying the dealer had sent it to me (via mail) today so it should be here soon...
     
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    ^ Gotcha - you'll like it dood I'm sure. Enjoy :)
     
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    Never cared for it. It has a really "dreamy" narrative, which means nothing much ends up making any sense or having any consequence. I thought the Final Girl was a bore, too. There are much better slashers out there.
     
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    rhett, how you can like the 1981 Scream and not this is bewildering to me. I like the old Scream, but feel this is better. Oh well, C'est la vie.

    Show some respect guy ;) It is said this is where the idea for Nightmare on Elm Street came from :D
     
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    Oh, I don't like Scream. It is a painful experience, but the pretension of the final moments is so awe inspiring that the film becomes somewhat of an endurance test. The Slayer doesn't have any quirks like that - it's been done better by a dozen other slasher films.
     
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    But the little Scream guy head on your profile! :lol:
     
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    I have always had a bit of a soft spot for this movie. It is very simplistic, the monster is only seen for about 4 seconds (ala The Incubus), and the ending is dumb (and wayyyy overused)...but it has a nice, bleak and creepy atmosphere to it, some memorable messy kills, and also deserves a bit of credit for being one of the few films of the era to successfully use adult characters instead of the usual teens. Far from perfect, but I think it is worthwhile. I had the double VHS with scalps for years...but now own the R2 Vipco release, which of course looks like crap.
     
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    I would say this moive is definitely worth it just for the attic door.
     
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    I have to agree rhett, I found it rather tedious to sit through. The Vipco DVD looks like complete crap BTW.
     
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    The Slayer is worth checking out. I have this on a Continental Video double-feature VHS paired up with Scalps. You didn't waste your money, it's a good 80's slasher.
     
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    Is the only way to see this movie are to buy the Vipco or VHS? I would really like to see this but dont want to drop a order to amazon.uk or spend 30 bucks on ebay for this.



    Thank you
    sean
     
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    That is the only way to see the film, unless someone has created a torrent of it.
     
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    I was checking out amazon.com the other day and came across the UK DVD of "The Slayer" (1982). There was just one offer for the price of 537 $ :eek:

    For those of you who are looking for the DVD: The UK DVD is not the only option. The movie can also be found on the German Red Edition DVD of "Shock' em Dead" as an extra. The language is English. The quality should be as mediocre as the UK DVD. Just check out amazon.de marketplace.
     

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    Some people go on about the twist shock ending, what twist shock ending? You just see a flashback to when female lead was a little girl dreaming about the cat she talked about when she was and adult. Thats it.
     
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    I love this movie too. Wonderful atmosphere. The island setting is great and extremely bleak and the kills are good. Shame the Vipco DVD is of poor quality but I find it looks better composition wise if you matte it off on a 16x9 TV. Could do with someone like Arrow getting hold of this.
     
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    All they would do is DNR the shit out of it and call it remastered.
     

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