Just watched the Vipco DVD of The Slayer (which was a transfer from the original messy VHS print) and I was stunned at just how cruddy this movie actually is. I haven't watched it in years & now I realise exactly why. Apart from the obvious pitchfork murder, the other kills are dreadful & utterly ridiculous (a clawed monster using fishing rods & trapdoors as murder weapons) - and in the case of the fisherman - where did he come from? The 4 central characters had to fly to an uninhabited & isolated island, and an un-noticed chatty fisherman is there doing his thing - for about 25 seconds until he gets finished off with a rowing oar. The acting is appalling - especially Frederick Flynn, who 'mans it up' by making assertive decisions over his wife, & theorising about nonsense. When we do actually glimpse the monster (for about 3 seconds) it looks pretty good, but then the whole thing culminates in one of those dreadful looped endings. What a thoroughly incredible surprise. What a complete waste of an hour & a half.