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The Last Horror Film (1982 aka Fanatic/Troma Blu-ray)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C+ Film: C

The Last Horror Film (aka Fanatic) is a 1982 film by David Winters that isn't exactly what you call a good film but a fun film. Half slasher, half romance - the film centers around an actress and her stalker. The film transfer is fantastic, sporting the vintage film look of the time that adds to the hammy slasher quality of the film.

Joe Spinell (The Godfather) plays Vinny, a cab driver with dreams of being a major Hollywood producer. Determined to have Jenna Bates (Bond-girl Caroline Munro who had just starred with Spinell in William Lustig's Maniac (1980, reviewed in its double Blu-ray set edition) a few years before) star in his first film, Vinny follows her to the Cannes Film Festival where she's busy promoting her latest horror flick. He becomes obsessed with Jenna... you would even say he comes a Fanatic!

Presented in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a sharp, lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track that sounds clear throughout. The transfer is full of scratches, some grain in areas (as expected for its age and genre), and the occasional jumpy frame, but as noted it adds to the experience of the film.

Extras include...

New intro by Troma head Lloyd Kaufman

Audio Commentary

Mr Robbie - a short starring Joe Spinell

Full episode of Troma webseries

The Return of Dolphin - Man

I would definitely suggest this to fans of slasher, specifically '80s films like Sleepaway Camp. As usual, Troma crowds this release with shameless self promotion, but aside from that, it's a decent disc.

- James Lockhart



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