Video | Review by Dan Taylor
a scissors-wielding killer in brown hiking
boots and blue slacks murders a woman in
a field, it's not the fashion police that
are called in, but Joe Regalbuto (later
seen on tv's 'Murphy Brown,' but best remembered
by me for his role in the cable-classic
LASSITER). Joe and partner trace the dead
woman to a therapy group run by psychiatrist
Klaus Kinski. And in a semi-remake of another
Klaus-as-Psychiatrist flick (SLAUGHTER
women turn up dead, all of them members
of the therapy group! What a surprise!
soon abound... namely, who is the killer?
Is it the cigarette-smokin', suave-lookin',
patient-bangin' psychiatrist? Is it the
therapy group's resident weirdo, played
expertly by All-Pro Weirdo Christopher Lloyd?
Is it Kinski's totally whacked, attention-seeking,
breast-flashin' daughter (portrayed by Donna
Wilkes, the one and only original ANGEL)?
Is it the balsa-wooden Craig Wasson, here
portraying the ex-hubbie of K2's current
gal pal? Well, it really isn't much
of a mystery if you've seen more than two
of these in your life.
good thing here is watching the K-monger
go to town. WATCH! as art imitates life
and he ogles his on-screen daughter as she
undresses for a shower. SEE! Klaus smoke
cigarettes and take notes. RECOIL! in disbelief
as K2 goes whacky, kisses one of his patients
and says, "I never do these
types of things." Come on, does anyone
really believe that a guy with hair THAT
good doesn't regularly accost his patients?
MARVEL! at his suaveness as he dry humps
a stripper against a hot water heater!
by writer/director David Paulsen conveniently
gathers all the major suspects in one place
as the flick lumbers to its thrilling conclusion.
Without a surprise denouement (a 75¢
word for "ending") and only minimalist
Klaus to recommend it, SCHIZOID loses out
in the K2 Sweepstakes.