|This routine slasher makes for an acceptable Halloween clone.
A serial killer terrorizes young women in a small town, his eye particularly on lovely bride-to-be Amy (O'Heaney). Seems our psycho has a long pentup frustration at being jilted by his own fiance. Will unsuspecting Amy live to see matrimonial bliss...or the sharp end of a butcher knife?
Highlighted by O'Heaney's simple charm and a few decent sequences - including a decapitated head-in-a-fishbowl scene, as well as the first murder inside a darkened movie theatre (where the audience is watching a horror film).
Contains an early appearance by Tom Hanks as a budding psychology student.
Not the strongest of the stalk n' slash bunch, but it's helped by good use of location filming (in Staten Island, NY) and features a fairly effective chase climax; Alone should prove watchable enough for diehard genre fans.
Also worthwhile here to see some variation of work by director Mastroianni (who helmed 1981's fairly cool thriller The Killing Hour).