FATAL GAMES (1984, USA, 88 min.)
4 out of 6 found this helpful. There is a moment at the beginning that made me laugh out loud: the athletes are all joking around and throwing food.
There is not much suspense, no real clues to the "mystery" part, and the ending - especially the motivation of the killer - is absurd. Yet another slasher movie from the 80's.
I saw this one at the Bruxelles film festival (memories, memories.) I still recommend viewing it at least once if you're a fan of slasher/horror flicks. VHS tapes of college basketball games that were mailed in packages to Melbourne, Australia, from the United States in the early 1990s introduced David Patrick to University of Arkansas basketball. Jason's machete, Freddy's glove, Michael's butcher knife, Leatherface's chainsaw...why not a killer with a javelin? "The Dr. thinks very highly of you and he wants me to start you on retardation injections." 4 out of 6 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? Fatal Games is a pretty standard slasher that held my attention throughout and didn't get boring. 6 out of 6 found this helpful. If you've been following my reviews thus far (in particular this long, on-going 80s Slasher review series), you may start calling your own sanity into question – or mine for that matter – when considering such a long list of titles that fall under the scope of this infamous sub- genre. Olympic Nightmare. But don't be bothered because it's not really worth searching unless you are collecting those old school horrors. This one is set in a sports academy and has the novelty of the killer using a somewhat unorthodox weapon - a javelin. This print is taken from a VHS source, and the quality of the print is very good. ***SPOILERS*** The competition is hot and heavy to makes the National Finals for the 1984 summer Olympics in L.A with a serial murder out to knock off the finalists, with a javelin throw, complicating things even more. The humor doesn't really work, there's absolutely no tension or atmosphere and the acting performances are as to be expected pretty damn terrible. 0 out of 1 found this helpful.
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Stars: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek and Sean Masterson. Jeez this whole movie is a retardation injection. Laura Lee Crime Full Episodes Quelque Chose … 9 out of 13 found this helpful. The film is also very dark in many scenes, the acting is bad and the deaths are basically the same. But.
It starts off decent, but gets kind of boring after. You are also kept guessing as to who the killer is throughout - I didn't guess and I'm usually good at figuring these things out.
The coaching staff come under fire when their students begin vanishing, medal winners whose potential of bringing the school a reputation diminish with each murder. The irritating victims all go to a school for sport athletes instead to an ordinary high school. 0 out of 0 found this helpful. Source for information on Fatal Games: VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever dictionary.
Take the aforementioned shower scene for instance. Was this review helpful? For more slasher madness visit my website www.hysteria-lives.co.uk. Fatal Games ★½ 1984Young female athletes are mysteriously disappearing at the Falcon Academy of Athletics and a crazed killer is responsible. Fatal Pulse [VHS] Michelle McCormick (Actor), Ken Roberts (Actor), Anthony J. Christopher (Director) & Rated: NR.
Extra half star for brief cameos by Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens. Was this review helpful? Fatal Games (1984) This RARE slasher film is now hard to obtain and has never had a proper release on DVD in the US or the UK. 4 out of 8 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? It's even hard to track it down on VHS.
The Nationals on the horizon offer Olympics hopes. the rest is just boring slasher stuff without anything that makes a good movie. "Oh what, dear Corpse Rot, do you have in store for us this fine winter's eve?"
And in the final moments of the film the truth is far more easier to understand especially if you followed the latest news about 1976 decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner: Which is in reverse of what Jenner is now going or putting himself through! Was this review helpful? It's about a killer wielding a javelin who begins picking off the athletes at the Falcon Academy of Athletics one by one. Fatal Games (1984) aka Olympic Nightmare. The deaths are OK, but nothing particularly gory. You are not alone.
Fatal Games (1984) VHS. Hardly original, is it? Olympics Games History Film Cover Historia Film Stock Movie Gaming. Was this review helpful? Saved by Jennifer Haggerty. 5 out of 11 found this helpful. 3.1 out of 5 stars 6 ratings. They're so practical! The only good things are the nudity and some of the creepy music when the killer lurks about, but other than that this is a poor flick. A gymnastics school, Massachusettes Falcon Academy of Athletics, is haunted by a psychopath. 0 out of 2 found this helpful. This 1984 horror film features a group of Olympic athletes getting slaughtered by a hooded killer who wears a sweat-suit and uses a Javelin as the weapon of choice. All copyrights, trademarks, and logos are owned by their respective owners.