Sunday, January 16, 2011

10 to Midnight (1983)

Format: Netflix WI
Venue: Rivendell (Bronsothon)

The Good: I really like this film. Saw it a couple years ago and fell in love with its unabashed weirdness. It's got a wonderful 80s slasher aesthetic and a cat-and-mouse game between Bronson and the killer that feels like a less bloody version of I Saw the Devil. Though Bronson himself only registers one kill, the menacing villain takes down six lovely ladies. The final ten minutes are a parade of nonstop awesomeness.

The Bad: A complete and utter waste of Wilford Brimley. There is also the first kill in which it is clear the victim runs in a complete circle back toward her pursuer because the director ran out of space in which to film. *Facepalm*

The Weird: The signature of this film is that the killer makes the choice to remove all clothing before each murder. This is often called the "naked killer" movie. And frankly, it is the best Bronson vs. Naked Killer film to ever be released in 1983.

Rating: 7/10 Atkins

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