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Deadly Games (1982)

A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town's policeman or the ... See full summary »

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Scott Mansfield

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Scott Mansfield
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Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Morgan Alexandra Morgan ... Linda Lawrence
Jo Ann Harris ... Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence
Sam Groom ... Roger Lane
Saul Sindell Saul Sindell ... Tom
Steve Railsback ... Billy Owens
Denise Galik ... Mary Adams
Dick Butkus ... Joe Adams
Christine L. Tudor Christine L. Tudor ... Chris Howlett (as Christine Tudor)
Robin Hoff Robin Hoff ... Carol Bailey
Jere Rae Mansfield ... Susan Theresa 'Sooty' Lane (as Jere Lea Rae)
Colleen Camp ... Randy
June Lockhart ... Marge Lawrence
William Patrick Johnson William Patrick Johnson ... Bob Bailey (as Bill Johnson)
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A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town's policeman or the manager of the local theater, and she devises a plan to find out which is the actual killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence: Do you always kiss strange people?
Roger Lane: No, you're the strangest.
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Featured in Confessions of a Horror Baby: Deadly Games (2010) See more »

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Lost in Love Again
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Scott Mansfield
Sung by Monica Pege
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"You Lose"
15 June 2005 | by TonyDoodSee all my reviews

This is a pretty messy movie. I saw it on cable when I was young and new slashers appeared every week on cable. It appealed to me at the time because the character who played "Keegan" was spunky and interesting, and the premise was, if I understand it correctly (somehow hinging on a gay subtext...?) unique for its time. There was also little else to watch back then.

The story, such that it is, involves the murders of young women in a town, and the solving of those murders by the spirited Keegan, who has just moved there, and at least starts OUT as a character that isn't an empty-headed cliché.

But who can tell what's going on? This movie just flaps along, presenting one disjointed scene after another, and characters you're never encouraged to care about in scenes that fall flat and look drab and ugly. The presence of the dynamic and almost always insanely fun Steve Railsback (soon to appear in "The Devil's Rejects") is barely noticed. It all becomes dull as a white color crayon very quickly with no gore, no tension, no logic and no story to speak of. This is why God invented the fast forward button. Or better yet, the "Stop" button. Put in another movie--any other movie--and enjoy a good evening's entertainment.

I have a feeling this was cobbled together from the remains of several other movies somehow, like how Roger Corman's "Hollywood Blvd," which this resembles in a weird way, was assembled. I hadn't seen this for years, saw it for a buck on VHS and promptly recorded Scooby-Doo cartoons over it so it would have SOME value anyway...


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English

Release Date:

12 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eliminator See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Great Plains Films See more »
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