Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NEW YEAR'S EVIL (1980) Blu-ray Review

New Year’s Evil (1980) d. Emmett Alston (USA)

During an L.A. New Year’s Eve new-wave/rock concert countdown, First Lady of Rock n’ Roll Diane “Blaze” Sullivan (Roz Kelly, best known as “Pinky Tuscadero” from TV’s Happy Days) gets a phone call saying that when midnight strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered – and she will be the last one. The film then proceeds to split its running time between the nefarious, clock-conscious killer (Kip Niven) making good on his threats, ringing in to share the bloody tidings while growing ever-closer to his ultimate quarry, and Blaze’s ear-shredding telecast and interactions with her mopey, neglected son Derek (Grant Cramer).