Silent Madness (1984) from Tuna

Silent Madness (1984) is a slasher horror feature originally made in 3-d.
It is rather tame on the horror, very tame on the gore, and light on nudity, but is fairly intelligent for the genre. A mental hospital, due to over-crowding and budget constraints, releases patients before they are cured, as long as they are no longer a danger to themselves or others. Then they make a mistake, and release a dangerous serial killer whose name is similar to the man they intended to release. He returns to the scene of his slaughter, a sorority house. When Dr. Joan Gillmore catches the error, everyone at the hospital starts a cover-up, but Dr. Joan goes to the college to catch him and bring him back.


April Daisy White shows breasts as she changes shirts in the rear of a van
not available in region 1 DVD
All in all, this is a boring film, much too tame in the gore and violence department for a horror film, and nowhere near enough nudity for an exploitation. The Region 2 DVD transfer was clearly made from a weak master, and was noisy.

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a low C-.

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