Bloody New Year (1987)

Directed by: Norman J. Warren

Written by: Frazer Pearce, Hayden Pearce, Norman J. Warren.

Starring: Suzie Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James, Mark Powley, Catherine Roman, Julian Ronnie, Steve Emerson, and Steve Wilsher.

I found this film on Netflix after browsing what to watch, and a trailer started playing for this film where I decided to watch it today.

The plot of the movie; A group of friends take refuge on an unknown island hotel which has Christmas and New Years decorations on show, but it is early summer (July), and before they know it the walls within this abandoned hotel begins to strike out against them.

This was filmed in 1987, and has the genre of “horror, mystery, sci-fi” it is anything but horror, or mystery, or even sci-fi. Maybe back in the day it may have been that, but upon watching it I can only describe the film as an assumption of a student film, as that is how it was perceived. The acting, the script, even the set locations were dire. It was so awful it was funny, and found myself crying with laughter at many scenes, so I felt more entertained than spooked!

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I am unsure whether that was the intention to lighten what was suppose to be “horror” however, I have seen better produced films that weren’t as scary but had better acting, scripts, and directing involved.

If you want a laugh, and something to think “I have seen it all now” this is the film for you. There is plenty of laughs and silly scenes, many were very badly acted I spent most of my time wondering what on earth I am watching but had to see it to the end, to see if a plot twist suddenly appears… which it didn’t.

I rate this film 3 stars (due to the entertainment I received).

Rating: 3 out of 5.

If you are intrigued about this film, give it a watch. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

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