Fade to Black

Fade to Black ★★★½

For big fans of movies this may be a little too close for comfort, haha. This character, minus the homicidal tendencies, reminded me so much of myself and my encyclopaedic knowledge of movies and movie stars and general movie trivia. It’s a lot of fun to watch, one of the few slashers from the slasher boom that is from the perspective of the villain. Linda Kerridge was excellent, she had me double taking for the real Marilyn. Leading man Dennis Christopher was excellent too, quite a good performance considering he’s the villain yet you don’t hate him and actually can empathise with him. A cut above the average slasher, it’s clever and smart and has an attitude that is unique to 80s films.

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