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Love to Kill (1982)

The Last Horror Film (original title)
BPjM Restricted | | Comedy, Horror | 17 July 1985 (France)
A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director:

David Winters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J'Len Winters J'Len Winters ... Girl In Jaccuzi / Beach Girl Teaser
John Kelly John Kelly ... Man In Theatre
Joe Spinell ... Vinny (as Joe Spinnel)
Simone Overman Simone Overman ... Woman #1 In Theatre
Malgosia Casey Malgosia Casey ... Woman #2 In Theatre
Patty Salier Patty Salier ... Woman #3 In Theatre
Chip Hamilton ... New York Man
George Valismis George Valismis ... New York Man
Peter D'Arcy Peter D'Arcy ... New York Man (as Peter Darcy)
Filomena Spagnuolo Filomena Spagnuolo ... Vinny's Mother (as Mary Spinnel)
Don Talley Don Talley ... Cowboy
Mai Britt Finseth Mai Britt Finseth ... Bikini Girl / Beach Girl
Valerie Valerie ... Bikini Girl
Caroline Munro ... Jana Bates
Robert Paget Robert Paget ... Screening Room Jury
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Storyline

Vinny is obsessed with famous actress Jana Bates and is determined to have her star in his movie. He travels to the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and convince her. Unfortunately, he goes about things in a rather unprofessional manner and people invloved with Jana Bates begin to disappear. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A deadly game of hide and seek. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanatic See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jana Bates: I've seen enough fake blood to know the real thing when I see it.
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only for Spinell or Munro addicts
7 March 2013 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I was expecting a lot from this so-called horror also know as the last Horror Film. Why, because the combination of Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro is back on the screen best know for their cult classic maniac (1980). Joe plays Vinny, obsessed with Jana Bates (Munro) who he wants to play in his last horror flick. He travels to Cannes to convince Jana to play in his flick but people surrounding Jana disappear.

I thought that this would be a brutal horror but it's really low on every part. Some scene's are clearly filmed at the festival without knowledge of the organization but it just doesn't work. Spinell's acting is okay and did remind me of Maniac especially when he's projecting Jana's face over his body. It's funny to see the promoting of flicks at the festival with a lot of posters and marquees. Also funny is the ending were Spinell has a scene with his real mother.

One to see for Spinell or Munro fans but horror buffs will be disappointed because this isn't another Maniac and is a bit low on red stuff, although it contains a bit of nudity. Not as good as expected.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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