Monday, June 30, 2014

Psycho Cop (1989)

How bad is it? It's wretched.
Should you see it? No.

The similar "Maniac Cop" was okay and "Maniac Cop 2" actually was a little better, but this film and its sequel are terrible. A psychopathic killer in a cop uniform kills young people for no reason. There's one sentence of exposition very late in the film that says whether he's really a cop and gives (slight) motivation. The acting is abysmal, even for this kind of film. After the first few minutes of menacing, when the cop finally speaks, all the mystery and suspense is gone. His few lines aren't even the one-liners one expects in the genre. Then it's just hatchets to foreheads. The victims aren't interesting either. And there's nothing else to recommend it. It is well filmed, however; the cinematographer was obviously a pro.

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