Film Review - Killing Spree
Starring Asbestos Felt, Courtney Lercara, Raymond Carbone | Directed by Tim Ritter | Camp DVD Unrated FF 1987 88min
Review By Joker
Tom and Leeza Russo are a happy couple until Tom goes over the edge and believes that his wife is cheating on him! How did this all come about? Well let’s start with the supposed diary that Tom finds and reads which describes in graphic detail how Leeza has had sex with all sorts of people, from the neighbor to the mailman! So what is Tom to do but kill each and every one of the bastards.
One by one, they pay; his best friend and his girlfriend die when Tom cuts her head off and throws it at him killing him on impact. Next is the electrician, who dies by a machete on a ceiling fan, cutting the top of his head off. The TV repairman meets his doom with a chainsaw to the gut. The deliveryman dies by a screwdriver to the head. The lawn surfer boy gets his head cut off by his own mower. But, to Tom’s horror, the diary he found is really a collection of romantic stories his wife was writing to get the couple extra cash! Things get worse when the murdered victims come back to life as zombies that want his blood. It’s a fight that Tom and Leeza must battle to survive. But who survives?
The film itself has been on DVD once before from SRS Studios, but Camp’s print looks a lot cleaner and less “red”. The movie itself is goofy and over the top, packed with low budget gore and standard horror film shots. But it’s still very much fun to watch. Some of the gore scenes are done well, the death of the snooty neighbor being the best (he takes a hammer to the face). Asbestos Felt’s performance is great as he slips deeper into madness. Overall, a well acted film.
The DVD extras include two commentaries, the original trailer, a documentary called Blinded by Blood, an investor reel and test shoot footage from 1987. Plus, the cover art is a very huge step above the SRS release.
Overall, a great title to add to the Camps Retro 80’s line that most splatter and independent horror fans will want to see. While not great, it’s definitely worth a watch.