Directed by: Emmett Alston
Starring: Roz Kelly (Blaze), Kip Niven (Richard), Grant Cramer (Derek)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Killer, Gruesome, Violence against Women
Plot – Spoilers:
A popular tv host, Blaze, is emceeing a Hollywood rock show as they count down to the New Year. Among her callers is this guy who plans on killing one woman for every American time-zone that rolls through the New Year.
New Year’s Evil is one among many ’80s slashers with its share of bad tropes including mommy issues and dumb women like this one girl who thinks buttoning up her exposed breasts is more important than fleeing from a maniac who just threatened her boyfriend with a knife. But it’s a fair watch for those who enjoy the genre and includes some catchy retro pop-rock that’s proclaimed to be New Wave.