Deadly Obsession

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Deadly Obsession(1989)

directed by:Jenö Hodi

cast:Joe Paradise, Michael Balin, Robert Barrera

Hilarious crime/part slasher obscurity ,”Deadly Obsession” will never be placed on any pedestal but offers some pedestrian yet entertaining suspense and moronic dialogues for the good measure.

Gotham University of New York is a clean-cut academic oasis, but beneath its surface, in a huge network of tunnels, lurks a nefarious janitor named John Doe, who has a grudge against privileged students and has come up with a great scam. John Doe has stolen huge quantities of rat poison and plans to inject it into ice cream which will then be available at the student store .His intention isto  ask the director for a million dollars in order  to disaclose  where the poison is. But Denise, a beautiful student, buys the ice cream and John Doe witnesses what he thought was her death. Disrupted and furious to see how the police saved Denise, John Doe asks for more money which should be delivered by Denise herself.Killing her becomes a deadly obsession.

This one comes packed with some decent cat n’mouse shenanigans, some nudity but little to no slashing. Something which is pretty bad for a wanna-be slasher,isn’t it?

As everybody is able to figure out ,this is painfully obscure and probably for a good reason.”Deadly obsession” could easily be a TV-thriller for it revolves way too much around police pursuit and offers little to the die-hard genre fan.

Joe Paradise’s overacted John Doe is however something that adds a certain tackiness to the formula,plus the inane dialogues should also get their credit.

Verdict:Despite the fact that this one will never make it to any sort of “hidden-gem” lists,it still has some mild entertainment value.Adressed only to the most hardcore of the Slasher buffs.

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