The Mutilator, is one of those lost films, from the 80's, that didn't receive the accolades that it deserved, but thanks to Arrow Films, it will finally get its due, well maybe. This film is a cookie cutter 80's slasher movie. It includes bad acting, and of course the slasher as well as a pretty decent story line. With the success of films like Halloween and Friday the 13th, films like this came out by the droves. It is unfortunate that many of these films, have been forgotten, because there are truly some gems out there.
The Mutilator is about a group of teens that go to pack up one of their friends beach house, for the winter. Little do they know, that there is a predator waiting in the wings to mutilate them. Like I said, this is something right out of the Friday the 13th play-book, but it still works, without being a rip off. Once I got passed the bad acting, I really got into the story as well as the special effects. This movie seemed low budget, but the special effects were phenomenal. I think at one point, it got so gory, I almost had to look away. All I'm gonna say is meat hook, in an uncomfortable place. OUCH! The realism of some of the kill scenes, sent this one over the top for me. Great movie.
Bottom Line: A typical slasher film, but with great special effects, especially for 1985. The transfer to Bluray looks awesome. Grab some popcorn and turn down the lights, and be prepared to be entertained.
-Ragman had some mini-puke during this one.