“The Slayer” plays with the idea that a woman is seemingly summoning a creature with her bad dreams. What follows are some underrated gore kills and a rather fast tempo. This is another horror film that I heard a ton about, but never had the chance to see until August. That’s the downside of the past kids. If certain movies didn’t hit wide home video release, then a lot of people in Middle America didn’t get to see it. Watching the film, I can’t see how it played past a handful of screens upon theatrical release.

But, don’t take that as a quality indicator. The film is quite fetching for an early 80s horror movie. It’s just that I wish the film had a way more conclusive ending. What we get is way too open-ended for a movie that kept pushing an explanation. I enjoyed this film and I expect to dive back into the special features, it’s just that I want more information. I love it when horror movies can get me on those deep info dives.


  • Isolated Score Selections
  • Commentary
  • Documentary
  • Featurettes
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailer


  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer


  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 94%
    Audio - 94%
  • 96%
    Supplemental Material - 96%
  • 93%
    Film Score - 93%

The Plot Thus Far

Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

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