21 June 2024
New Year's Evil (1980)
85 min.
Directed by Emmett Alston.
With Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer, Louisa Moritz, Jed Mills, Taffee O'Connell, Teri Copley.
A totally inept and watered down slasher.

During a televised New Year's Eve show, female Dick Clark-wannabe host Blaze (Roz Kelly) receives menacing phone calls from a psycho.

He tells her he's about to kill "a naughty girl" each time midnight strikes in the different time zones across the United States. He also tells her she'll be his last victim!

Sound ridiculous? It is.

You'll be scrambling for the forward button when you see the punk band on the show perform dreadful songs which only seem designed to pad the movie out.

Poor Kelly (Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days). She tries her best, but considering the idiocy of the premise, she's not left with much to work with.

Of interest probably only for slasher completists...and even then it provides minimal satisfaction.

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