½ A Star is Burns
★ The Stockholm Affair
★½ Ernest vs. The Pope
★★ Look Who's Oinking
★★½ Honey, I Hit A School Bus
★★★ The Smell…
This marginally entertaining slasher sits near Stone Cold Dead and American Nightmare to some degree on the “sort-of Giallo-esque Canadian slasher/thriller” shelf. Semi-notable for being shot in the packed-to-the-gills-with-slashers year of 1981, but not released until 1984.
Starts out propelled by some bizarre encounters and dialogue - "this soup tastes like PISS!" - before moving into a decent set-up where our main character survives a murder attempt by our villain and decides to solve the mystery herself when the police…
Rip Torn plays some kind of... non-giving-up... scarab guy... in this alternatively outrageous and boring sorta-horror sorta-fantasy... thing.
Are there things in this movie that you would get a kick out of seeing? Absolutely - I'm not sure it went much longer than 10 minutes without SOMETHING interesting/ridiculous/funny/WTF-worthy happening.
Does that mean you should watch it for yourself? Hey, I'm not the boss of you.