Certainly the low point in Glenn Ford's acting career, this Canadian production is, nevertheless, one of the slickest-looking slasher films from that subgenre's early-'80s heyday. The plot (what one can make of it) involves an unseen killer stalking a group of college students at the prestigious Crawford Academy. The well-staged murders are mysteriously linked to the slightly off-kilter Virginia (Melissa Sue Anderson, formerly of Little House on the Prairie), whose disturbing past holds the key to the killer's identity. Though this film brought nothing new to the psycho-horror field, it did feature one of the more interesting ad campaigns of the period. One-sheets loudly boasted, "Six of the most bizarre murders you've ever seen!" and barred all late-arriving patrons from entering the theater during the final ten minutes (a promotional stunt stolen from Psycho). This hype proved less than apropos since the murders in question are not particularly bizarre or original (aside from the shish-kabob impalement depicted in the ads), and the film's climax is so painfully contrived that latecomers may be more able to comprehend it than those bemused viewers who watched the film from the beginning. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Don't let the cheesy box cover fool you. I really enjoyed this horror movie. It was very unpredictable trying to figure out who would die next and who was the killer. Much better than I expected. Give this one a try if you like slasher flicks.
This is a true Classic! I have seen this movie many times and everytime I enjoy it as if it was the first time! Plus, the actress that portrays Ann Tomerson, is Tracy Bregman who has been on the CBS Soap "The Young and the Restless since the 80s as Lauren Fenmore!
First of all, no one can say that the ending was predictable.---
As a matter of fact it was a bit interesting. Now, of course, I will not watch it again, but I was not mad at this movie at all.---
This movie can definitely be watched at least once.---
Give it try, you won't be all disappointed. Take my word for it, you won't guess the ending correctly.