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Psycho Cop Returns
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Country USA
Year 1993
“Like Batman, killers in slasher movies should never use a gun.“

The plot:
Vickers serial killer cop and stickler for rules has his eye on a bunch of office employees having a bachelor party. They're holding the bachelor party at the office after hours, enough reason for sergeant Vickers to crash the party.

There's not much plot here. Guys and girls have a party serial killers kills them. That's it, the killer has been set up in previous movies so a quick verbal explanation suffices. And the title sequence pretty much told us all we had to know about sergeant Vickers.

The killer, the final girl and the cannon fodder:
Vickers is an impressive killer with a wicked sense of humor. He does talk too much at times but his most important flaw is his choice of weapons. Like Batman, killers in slasher movies should never use a gun. A gun is so impersonal and it feels like cheating.

Gore & suspense:
There's some suspense because one cares what happens to the characters but this is primarily a fun movie with fun characters. There's some gore here but aside from the eye gouging there's little else.

Nudity:
The strippers that liven up the bachelor party provide plenty of nudity. There's also an extra marital affair at the office resulting in a fairly explicit sex scene. Not much creativity in getting the women naked though.

Location and tools:


The location is an office building in the middle of the city but they are still cut off from the outside. It is kind of funny they don't know where the fire escape is kind of defeats the purpose of a fire escape.
Outside of a pencil no office supplies are used as lethal weapons.

Slasherness and cliché's:
The killer party combination we've seen that before and there's no denying this is a slasher flick. The killer's choice of weapon does give one pause. When one of the characters proclaims he'll be right back... he actually is right back, which was disappointing.
But the party, the very loose strippers and the virginal geeky character will suffice as cliché's. Being a slasher there's a strong female lead the so called final girl.

Conclusion
Psycho Cop is a fun slasher which will illicit more smiles than shivers from the audience. There's plenty of fun to be had with the movie so check it out.

--Steven--
Item added : 5/9/2017




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