“I think I can safely promise you a tour you’ll never forget!”
A group of tourists in Jamaica are knocked off one after the other by a mysterious killer in the dark.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Caribbean Islands
- Serial Killers
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this cult horror flick — which possesses the dubious distinction of being the last title reviewed in his book — is (or was) primarily notable for starring Rita Jenrette, ex-wife of Congressman John Jenrette (involved in the notorious ABSCAM scandal). Rita — who also posed for a Playboy spread — has an enormous bosom, which she gets to show off several times at the beginning of the film.
Unfortunately, she and nearly everyone else in the cast are given inane, cliched dialogue, and the acting is mediocre at best. About halfway through, I finally realized that this film is actually camp in disguise — and that if it had been played up a few notches, it may have been mildly amusing. Unfortunately, everyone takes themselves far too seriously, and thus the story falls flat. An annoying final note: there are no “real” zombies in this flick.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Some genuine suspense, as well as a surprising (if unsatisfactory) plot twist
No. Any notoriety this film once had is long gone. It’s only worth watching if you’re a true fan of slasher flicks.