Psycho Cop (1988)
By: Dr. Obrero on April 24, 2006  |  Comments  |  Bookmark and Share
DVD
Magna Pacific (Australia). Region 4, PAL. 4:3. English DD 2.0. 83 minutes
The Movie
Credits
Director: Wallace Potts
Starring: Bobby Ray Shafer, Jeff Qualle, Palmer Lee Todd, Dan Campbell
Screenplay: Wallace Potts
Country: USA
Six people Doug (Jeff Qualle), Eric (Dan Campbell), Zack (Greg Joujon-Roche) and their girlfriends Sarah (Linda West), Julie (Cynthia Guyer) and Laura (Palmer Lee Todd) are stalked by a satanic killer cop, Officer Joe Vickers (Bobby Ray Shafer), when they go on vacation to a remote house. In ten little Indians fashion, the renegade boy in blue slaughters the teens as well as the estate's caretaker, until it is down to the final two, who must find a way to slay the lunatic, before he kills everyone.

Routine slasher flick that's trying to be a riff on William Lustig's Maniac Cop but instead ends up as a poorly acted and weakly penned misfire. The acting is absolutely dire, the script is excruciatingly inept, shamelessly rehashing every horror movie cliché in the book – in particular the often improvised dialogue is atrocious. The special effects are terrible, the direction some of the worst in filmic history.

Followed by a sequel...
Video
Magna Pacific's disc is bland; fullscreen, the film was evidently shot on digital camera, so the image is clear enough, but that's about the best that can be said for it.
Audio
Sound is clear enough to discern the risible dialogue, but that's really all one can say for an audio track that impresses about as little as the feature itself
Extra Features
None.
The Verdict
Execrable. Avoid like the plague.
Movie Score
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