Review: Unhinged (1982)

After a while, after you stopped caring about the characters and the story, you thank God for the short runtime!

dvd“UNHINGED”
1982
Slasher
USA

Director: Don Gronquist
Stars: Laurel Munson, J.E. Penner, Sara Ansley
Distributor: 88 Films
Runtime: 76 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“I can assure there’s no man lurking around this house.”

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3 young girls take off towards a rock concert. After crashing their car, they wake up in a big mansion in a remote forest. They’re getting treated by a lady and her mother. But something is not quite right. Who is the heavy breather(!) lurking around, and what’s up with the mother of the household?

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A really bad directed slasher/horror with awful, embarrassing acting. Long dragged out dialogues explaining a boring plot, rather than playing it out. It’s a couple of scenes where our “heroine” follows the sound of a man breathing into a microphone so hard, they had to shake their heads and laugh hysterically in the sound-mixing. A couple of shower-scenes can’t rescue the story either.

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I was going for a 2/6 before I suddenly got a jump scare. And with a really cool and explosive ending, I had to amp this crap up to 3/6. If you are going to watch this flick, be sure you fast forward to the end-sequence.

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