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NEW YEAR'S EVIL
NEW YEAR'S EVIL (1980)
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Directed By:
Emmett Alston

Starring:
Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace and Grant Cramer

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Video 10 VHS
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Sexual Content

THE PLOT:

During the broadcast of a punk rock new year's celebration the lovely hostess gets a strange and disturbing phone call on air. A deranged "fan" claim that he's going to kill someone every time zone that turns midnight and she's the last target.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I'm not going to say who but the why really don't make any sense and why kill someone he doesn't even know? There's no really motive behind this and there are some really serious character issues. Plus some of the music can be really annoying except the main theme, that was cool. But I think of punk as almost as bad as rap, but not quite though. Rap is still on the bottom of the list and punk is just above that. 3 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with everything Zedd just wrote. I also didn't like the lack of suspense in the movie, you saw who the killer was right away when he first calls the show, he doesn't put on the mask until near the end and what he does after that kind of negates putting the mask on and without giving anything away, the climax was kind of disappointing. 1 1/2 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story basically works even with the minor story holes.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job with what's given to them.)
+ THEME (The theme song was great.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- MOTIVE (What was the motive? I can only think of one and it makes no sense.)
- MUSIC (Most of the music with the exception of the theme was annoying.)
- CHARACTER (There are some character issues.)
- MASK (The killer doesn't put the mask on until near the end.)
- CLIMAX (VOLTRON felt the ending was predictable.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If this kind of music or movie doesn't really appeal to you, then I can't recommend it.)

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