Unmasked Part 25 (1988) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Unmasked Part 25 (1988) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Unmasked Part 25 (1988) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

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Unmasked Part 25 (1988) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Anders Palm
STARRING: Gregory Cox, Fiona Evans, Edward Brayshaw
AVAILABLE FROM Vinegar Syndrome

Jackson is a lonely serial killer who is really beginning to question the point of all his killing. He is losing focus on why he started to kill in the first place. The future looks bleak until he meets a blind girl, Shelly, who begins to show him that life isn’t so bad. It is all up to Jackson to decide if he’s going to stop killing and start learning responsibility and think about finding a real job and starting a family.

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen if Jason Vorhees fell in love with someone he was about to kill? Well, if so, then here is one from the UK for you. Unmasked (aka Hand of Death) is a comedic satire of slasher films, namely Friday the 13th. And to this film’s credit, it starts off just right with the perfect mix of comedy and killing. All comedic aspects of this one aside, the gore here is pretty damn good. The film opens as most slasher films do, but then quickly (maybe too quickly?) Jackson falls in love with a blind girl. The comedy kicks off in full gear then and more the most part it is funny. But that is where things in the film start to go downhill a bit.

As a whole, this isn’t a bad movie. But the joke of a character that is basically Jason from Friday the 13th trying to live a normal life with a woman who loves him does wear a little thin rather quickly. The gore is still there and we do enjoy that, but maybe it’s the idea of this crazy character acting a little too normal that does kill the film’s vibe as we move things along. I do still dig the ending of the movie and I do find this to be a very watchable horror-comedy. But I still can’t help but say that what we end up with here is just good and far from being great. If you want to find this movie you can luckily toss away your bootleg DVDs now as Vinegar Syndrome does this one justice! This combo pack looks great and it was like seeing for the first time seeing in this good of a condition.


– NEW 2K RESTORATION from 35mm internegative
– Audio commentary with director Anders Palm
– Audio commentary with producer Mark Cutforth, moderated by Peter Kuplowsky and Justin – Decloux of Laser Blast Film Society
– Stills gallery
– Original trailer
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH subtitles


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