Mutilator

The Mutilator

Director: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass, Matt Mitler, Morey Lampley

Cast: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass, Matt Mitler, Morey Lampley

     
 
This undistinguished horror film by Buddy Cooper focuses in some detail on the blood and gore surrounding the gradual massacre of a group of teens but does not endow the storyline with the same careful attention. The premise is that a father becomes homicidal a good decade after his son accidentally kills his mother while cleaning a gun -- and what happened during

Overview

This undistinguished horror film by Buddy Cooper focuses in some detail on the blood and gore surrounding the gradual massacre of a group of teens but does not endow the storyline with the same careful attention. The premise is that a father becomes homicidal a good decade after his son accidentally kills his mother while cleaning a gun -- and what happened during those 10+ years or why insanity comes as a rather delayed reaction are not explained. When the son (Matt Mitler) is away at college, he decides to bring along several friends to spend their fall break (the alternate title of this film) taking care of his father's condo at the seashore. Little does the son know that his deranged father is lying in wait to wreak vengeance for the long-ago death of his wife.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Sure, there is little to nothing as far as plot goes that separates this slice-'em and dice-'em entry from the endless amounts of other slashers out there, but when you're dealing with pure gore levels, The Mutilator is one bloody flick that does not disappoint! Fans of the red stuff beware -- this gem might put you in a coma. With effects echoing early Tom Savini, the killings in The Mutilator are not only gratuitous, but sickeningly ingenious in that blood red sort of way. It hearkens back to a time when the real stars of horror cinema were the effects, with each kill representing a new creative challenge for the makeup maestros. Yes, the acting is horrible and no, it does nothing to further the genre, but those should be the last reasons to catch this flick. See it for the boat motor blood spray scene, or the should-be-infamous fish hook scene -- a truly vile and gruesome moment that needs to be seen to be believed. In the long line of '80s slashers, somehow The Mutilator got left in the dust, which is a shame because it really delivers where others wimp out. Helped out by a truly unnerving and eerie score by Michael Minard, this is one to hunt down and be shared by like-minded horror nuts. Be sure and seek out the unrated version too, as it's really the only way to see this malicious and insane little flick.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2016
UPC:
0760137775997
Original Release:
1984
Source:
Arrow Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
79

Special Features

Brand new 2k restoration of the unrated version from original vault ; Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray); Introduction to the film with Writer-Director Budy Cooper and Assistant Special Make-Up Effects Artist/Assistant Editor Edmund Ferrell; Audio Commentary with Buddy Cooper and star Ruth Martinez Tutterow; Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator - brand new feature-length documentary on the making of the splatter classic featuring interviews with Cooper, Douglass, Ferrell, Mitler, actors Bill Hitchcock, Jack Chatham; Mutilator Memories - Special Make-Up Effects artist Mark Shostrom looks back at one of his earliest projects; Tunes for the Dunes - Composer Michael Minard reveals how The Mutilator's unique score was created; Behind-the-Scenes Reel; Screen Tests; Alternate Opening Titles; Trailers and TV Spots; 'Fall Break' Theme Song (Original and Instrumental Versions); Opening Sequence Storyboards; Motion Stills Gallery ; Original Fall Break Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM Content); Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Mitler Ed, Jr.
Morey Lampley Junior's Friend
Connie Rogers Junior's Friend
Jack Chatham Jack, Sr.
Bennie Moore Cop
Pamela Wendle Cooper Mother
Trace Cooper Younger Ed, Jr.
Bill Hitchcock Junior's Friend
Ruth Martinez Junior's Girl Friend
Frances Raines Junior's Friend

Technical Credits
Buddy Cooper Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Douglass Director
Stephen Davis Set Decoration/Design
Edward Ferrell Makeup,Special Effects
Stephen Mack Editor
Michael Minard Score Composer
Peter Schnall Cinematographer
Mark Shostrom Special Effects
Anthony Showe Makeup Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mutilator
2. Scene 1 [4:18]
3. Scene 2 [5:38]
4. Scene 3 [11:10]
5. Scene 4 [8:02]
6. Scene 5 [6:51]
7. Scene 6 [6:44]
8. Scene 7 [8:08]
9. Scene 8 [7:06]
10. Scene 10 [6:23]
11. Scene 11 [6:59]
12. Scene 12 [9:39]
13. Scene 13 [5:11]

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