New Year's Evil (1980)

New Year’s Evil (1980)

If the theme is holidays, then why not start at the beginning…both the beginning of any year and the beginning of me. I am delighted the year of my birth produced this gem. It made much more sense than I had any right to expect.

There’s a hot, popular B-level celebrity just trying to make her big break, her distant & troubled husband, her needy & unfulfilled son, about 1000 punk rocker extras, and a loose plot about a phone-a-thon and a murder every hour on the hour as the clock strikes midnight in every US time zone.

A classic mommy-issues slasher flick, though a little light on the excessive blood and nudity, which are staples of the genre. Come for the excessive use of punk-rocker stereotypes, stay for the turrrible acting.

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