There’s nothing worse than being the redheaded stepchild of the 80’s slasher genre. Oh sure, you may have gotten picked up once or twice in the video store – but it may have always been a mercy fuck because Friday The 13th or Halloween wasn’t in stock.
Well – on this week’s Monday Bloody Monday, I’m giving some love to one of my favorite 80’s slasher stepchildren: The Mutilator. Now you may also know it by it’s other name Fall Break, but to me it will always be The Mutilator. Recently released on snazzy Blu-ray, I sat down and watched it again the other night and what a treat it was! Everything that an 80’s slasher should have: Bad acting, bad music, and great gore. Speaking of that gore, that’s why I’m here in this post today. Watch the clip below for all of the death scenes and obviously there are spoilers abound if you haven’t seen the movie. And if you haven’t – do yourself a favor and watch The Mutilator. Bet you won’t be able to get the theme song out of your head too.
One of the great things about 80’s horror movies were the trailers that would be released before the movie came out, and more specifically the voiceover that would accompany them. The trailer for The Burning comes to mind as one of the better ones, but unfortunately for every good one – there’s a terrible one. Enter in the trailer for the low-budget slasher from 1981 called Don’t Go Into The Woods…..Alone! You have to shout the last part of the title because of the exclamation mark. Now granted, this movie is not good in it’s own right – but the voiceover in the teaser below is in a class all it’s own:
I commend the guy for trying to add a little bit of slam poetry to the voiceover, but I suspect that wasn’t his intention. He sounds confused while reading it – and because of that it’s our gain because it’s unintentionally awesome. God bless the 80’s.
“Something’s out there in the woods and it’s……killing people!”
I did learn from the trailer that Ingrid and Peter couldn’t believe that it happened to them, so there’s that I guess. But all jokes aside, this is a great little slice of 80’s horror nostalgia and deserves to be seen by everyone with an affection towards that era. So I salute you, voiceover guy from the Don’t Go Into The Woods…..Alone! The horror world is a better place because of your inability to correctly read from a script.