|MURDER WEAPON (directors: Ellen Cabot; screenwriter: Ross A. Perron; cinematographer: Michael Seaman; editor: Clayton Woolley; music: Del Casher; cast: Karen Russell (Amy), Linnen Quigley (Dawn), Lyle Waggoner (Dr. Randolph ), Stephen Steward (Kevin), Lenny Rose (Dr. Gram), Allen First (Cary), Damon Charles (Jeff), Michael Jacobs Jr. (Eric), Rodger Burt (Bart), Richard J. Sebastian (Billy); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: R; producer:Fred Kenwamer; Cinema Home; 1989)|
|"Nudity, raunchy dialogue and
gore are plentiful."
by Dennis Schwartz
weird slasher thriller ineptly directed by Ellen Cabot
("Prison of the Dead"/"Talisman"/"Leeches!"),
using the pseudonym of Davis DeCoteau. The screenplay
is by Ross A. Perron, who loads up on
cheesy dialogue but keeps things entertaining as
(Karen Russell) and Dawn (Linnen
Quigley), both daughters of mobsters, are best
friend inmates released from a sanitarium after
having sex with their respective shrinks (Lenny Rose
& Lyle Waggoner) and
blackmailing them. The two man-hating felons, off
their meds, immediately host a party in the wealthy
Amy's secluded country home she inherited from her
deceased gangster father. They invite to the party 6
old boy friends and make them think there's a chance
of getting back together. During the party, the
boyfriends start disappearing one at a time.
raunchy dialogue and gore are plentiful. The sole
killer is not revealed during the killings. The
gruesome murders include one of the boys getting
repeated blows to his head with a sledgehammer. A
shotgun blast causing an exploding head. Broken
glass used to slash the neck of one vic. Another vic
has a bottle shoved down his throat. A man is set on
fire. And a hand ripping through a sleeping man's
chest rips out his heart.
also treated to watching a scene out of the
director's Nightmare Sisters (1987) on a TV set.
not art, but if it's schlock entertainment you're
craving look no further.
REVIEWED ON 4/21/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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