The Last Horror Film (1982)
Written and edited by Grave Reviews Staff
Director: David Winters
Producer: Judd Hamilton, David Winters
Screenwriter: Judd Hamilton, David Winters, et. al.
Date Released: October 9, 1982
Caroline Munro as Jana Bates
Joe Spinell as Vinny Durand
Judd Hamilton as Alan Cunningham
Devin Goldenberg as Marty Bernstein
David Winters as Stanley Kline
Rating = 3/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Vinny Durand is a taxi driver in New York City who is obsessed with actress, Jana Bates. Vinny travels to Paris to see a film festival where Jana will be and hopes to make a film with Jana in it. However, while Vinny is tracking Jana, a mystery person is killing the people around her.
The Gore Factor
The Last Horror Film incorporates a few gory scenes that are the result of the killings. It should also be noted that there are a good number of scenes that have strong nudity. The true discomfort comes from the constant obsession and paranoia from the main character, Vinny Durand in his quest to make his horror film.
The Grave Review
The Last Horror Film (1982) overall was a decent film. The premise was clear and straightforward. in addition, the flow and pace of the film were well done and not drawn out. Each scene was interesting and engaging. The story also concluded with an interesting twist and an open question to the viewer at the end of the film. As such, The Last Horror Film was executed well.
The character, Vinny player by Joe Spinell was a good fit for the role that he played in this film. Vinny is a disturbed, obsessed, older man who is not only struggling with his career but also with himself. Throughout the film, he is seen talking to himself or fantasizing about what he really wants. As such, Spinell added a disturbing and uncomfortable element to the film that was consistent with the premise.
On a side note, Jana Bates makes a funny comment during one of the scenes. She says that she is promoting a horror film called Scream. Of course, this was a coincidence as in reality, Wes Craven’s Scream was not released until 1996 (14 years after the making of this film).
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Last Horror Film (1982), three out of five graves.
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