21 June 2024
Open House (1987)
97 min.
Directed by Jag Mundhra.
With Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau, Rudy Ramos, Mary Stavin, Scott Thompson Baker, Darwyn Swalve.
It shouldn't come as any surprise: this weak late '80s slasher lacks punch.

A psycho has begun killing local female real estate agents.

Meanwhile, radio talk show therapist Dr. Kelley (Bottoms) has started to receive odd phone calls from some angry nutcase named 'Harry'...who seems to fit the profile of said murderer.

Will maniac Harry get to add Kelley's girlfriend (and realty boss) Lisa (Barbeau) to his corpse pile?

Shot dead away by cartoonish performances and zero suspense setups, this tardy entry to the slasher cycle has only one thing to recommend it: the presence of the always professional (& lovely) scream queen Barbeau.

A splash of gore here & there helps, but you'll wade through so much to get there, you won't find it worthwhile.

And the killer's motivation has got to rank as one of the all time silliest.

From the producer of 1980's Terror on Tour.

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