Buddy Cooper & John Douglass, USA, 1984, Arrow Films, Horror

“It 100% has that certain charm that can be found only in some vintage off-brand slashers.”
— Stacie Ponder, FINAL GIRL

By sword. By pick. By axe. BYE BYE!! THE MUTILATOR is a feel-bad violence machine that lives up to its name ten times over. And it’s a tale as old as time. When a little kid named Ed shoots his mom with a rifle, his Dad flips out and sips a cocktail. Ten years later, Dad asks Ed (and five of his friends) to close up the family’s beach-side condo for the autumn season. And that’s when the medieval hatchet shows up. Oozing with brutal gore from FX wizard Mark Shostrom (VIDEODROME, EVIL DEAD II), beach-goth mood, and haunted synths, THE MUTILATOR is an undiscovered treasure from the golden age slasher boom. It should also be noted that this movie contains a killer dad-rock theme song called “Fall Break.”

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  • 86 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP
  • 35mm