Nightmare Beach (1988)

2.5 out of 5


The lives of college football players, a cute blue-eyed female bartender, and a number of Florida Spring Breakers are in danger when a murderous motorcyclists with an electrocution fetish hits the streets in this Umberto Lenzi directed '80s slasher.

Despite the film taking place at a Spring Break hot-spot full of bikini-clad babes, this slasher is a bit disappointing and not nearly as fun as it sounds. Featured throughout the film are filler scenes of wet t-shirt contests, but the film misses a truly golden opportunity to showcase a ludicrous amount of gratuitous nudity when it could have easily gotten away with it. The killer's method of electrocuting his victims, while original, results in some dull and mostly bloodless kill scenes.

In general, the story itself isn't very interesting, and the weak performances from the two leads don't exactly help. Even cheque cashers Michael Parks and John Saxon in supporting roles can't save this one from being a snoozefest, although Parks' scenery-chewing performance is quite entertaining.




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