Psycho Cop (1989) - Horror

Hohum Score

30

Watchable

Six college students on their weekend vacation are humiliated and killed one by one by a psycho cop.

IMDB: 4.7
Director: Wallace Potts
Stars: Robert R. Shafer, Jeff Qualle
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 36 found boring (13.88%)

One-line Reviews (24)

The acting is as bad as it gets, there is no sense of logic what so ever, and the director seems to only know how to zoom in and out, yet this film is still very entertaining and really delivers a high body count, some gruesome murders, and a hot looking cast.

The cast is really atractive, it plays cat and mouse games with the victims and is fast paced.

The film must have some kind of record for pointless conversation as well so amazingly repetitious are its chat monologues.

The physco cop himself is just plain dull and when he does catch people he kills them in a particularly quick and boring manner.

Back to the "movie is all boring filler" aspect.

I'm surprised so many like this movie, I thought it was rather unexciting and rather tedious.

The one thing that kind of saves this movie is Psycho Cop himself (Bobby Ray Shafer), okay it was a badly acted performance, but you can he had fun with it with his awful one liners, but at least he had a smile on his face and that aspect I actually liked and he moves around like he's got a stick up his butt and the teen cast are awful even the main heroine whose incredibly dull, to be frank he should have killed them all off a lot sooner.

Well worth watching if you're into this sort of thing!

Sadly its all so drawn out that you will be screaming at the TV pleading for it to end!

This movie was obviously a cash in movie, because of the much better Maniac Cop and this is in no way even compares it has The acting is absolutely dire, the script is excruciatingly inept, shamelessly rehashing every horror movie cliché in the book – in particular the often improvised dialogue is atrocious.

Now, compare that with the amazing, exciting "twist" ending of "Friday the 13th"!

On the whole, I found the movie quite enjoyable in a "so bad it's good" kind of way.

Lots of kids running around in circles throughout the woods, with Shafer bulging his eyes, working a John Wayne monotone, walking drone-like.

Three unbearable yuppie college couples travel to a big, secluded vacation house despite the usual tell tale signs that they should go home.

Stupidly entertaining stalk and slash.

A demented Devil-worshiping Los Angeles police officer (horribly overplayed to the annoyingly hammy hilt by the dorky, singularly unmenacing Bobby Ray Shafer) stalks and bumps off six wholly unlikeable, peevish, beer-swilling jerk teens partying their empty heads off in some typically creepy abandoned house located deep in the remote woods (boy, that's a fresh and novel premise for a horror film ...

I have seen that some folks really think highly of it, and that surprises me because this movie is terrible and cheap and lazy and incompetent and pointless in every way.

It's your standard slash and stalk movie cheaply made, but director Wallace Potts manages to somehow string together a cliche ridden story and make it quite entertaining.

It's pointless, it says nothing, there was no reason for this movie to be made.

Psycho Cop was also a bit more formulaic.

Overall,"Psycho Cop" is a thoroughly enjoyable entry in the teen hack-'em-up cycle,and while it isn't likely to win any awards,horror fans should be pleased.

I really like this slasher flick, the cast is atractive, the murders are graphic enough, there are a lot of screams, girls in bikinis, some suspenseful scenes, especially when one of the girls is left alone in the house after the other run out to help a friend getting killed by the psycho cop.

Utterly boring .

A stupid, clichéd, pointless film with a smug attitude to boot...