Synopsis: A gang of neo-fascist thugs, led by the self-proclaimed 'Night Slasher', are breaking into people's homes & cars, then killing them at random. When of of these thugs holds up a food store & takes hostages, Lt. Marian Cobretti - an intense, take-no-prisoners cop, is brought onto the scene to end the hostage-taking. Ranting bizarrely about a 'New World', the man levels a sawed-off shotgun at Cobretti, who hits him with a knife, then guns him down when the man refuses to put down his weapon. Later that night, another murder occurs, attributed to the Night Slasher - and the next day, another one. This one is witnessed by a young woman, Ingrid Knutsen. She drives away before the thugs can kill her, but it isn't long before some creepy-looking people start making attempts on her life - and Cobretti's. Cobretti plans to move the only witness to the blood spree upstate, but with inside information, the thugs follow them. And a battle for survival rages between Cobretti and the thugs...
Director(s): George P. Cosmatos
Production: Warner Home Video
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

The serial killer has thrown

the city into a panic...

...and up until now, no one

has had a clue to his identity.

The killer has been known

to cra wl through windows...

...and kill the victims in their sleep.

The method of death has been

silent instruments...

...such as cla w hammers,

knives and axes.

Cuts are straight, long, deep,

just like the others.

That brings the count to 1 6, and still

this bastard shows no distinct pattern.

Maybe there's more than one.

Look, this is not your specialty, okay?

This is pure investigative work. . .

. . .not jumping out a window.

-We need to beef up the task force.

-We need interagency cooperation.

Every department wants to be

the hero in this case!

I don't want to be a hero.

I just want to get involved.

If I may, captain. . .?

If we let Cobretti use his tactics,

we're asking for trouble.

What are you saying?

-He should stay on the zombie squad.

-You're telling me where to stay?

It's nothing personal.

We're just different kinds of cops.

Like Monte says, you're a specialist

who does a job nobody wants.

But we can't shake people down.

Internal Affairs will jump on us.

-Then we lost.


As long as we play by these bullshit

rules and the killer doesn't, we lose.

-What do you want to do?

-Nothing we can do, except wait.

For what?

For it to happen again.

I'm, like, really sorry.

Do you think there's, like, any damage?

How could you have hit me?

Have you been drinking or something?


Get the license plate!

Come on!

He's daring us to catch him.

-We dig in and find that lead.

-Forget it.

Forget it?

What options do we have?

Call the bastard.

Metro Police. Can I help you?



I won't waste any time.

You know almost every sicko

in this city. Shake them down.

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