89 - New Year's Evil (1980)
A killer is claiming a victim every hour that midnight strikes in the US on New Year’s Eve. A live broadcast from Los Angeles gets a call from the man who simply calls himself “evil”. Will the cops be able to stop him? Who will he claim next?
New Year’s Evil is a movie that has one element that makes it instantly memorable. The majority of the film is plodding and your typical slasher fare but once the twist is revealed the film instantly redeems itself and becomes something I will continue to reference in conversations.
Competently made and released by Cannon films, New Year’s Evil is a movie that deserves a watch around a certain time of year and is something fun to introduce to friends on a movie night.