|Cannon Film Distributors | Release Date: December 26, 1980||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Gasp! And you thought Scream was predictable. [26 Dec 1997, p.11]
New Year's Evil is an endangered species - a plain, old-fashioned, gory thriller. It is not very good. It is sometimes unpleasantly bloody. The plot is dumb and the twist at the end has been borrowed from hundreds if not thousands of other movies. But as thrillers go these days, "New Year's Evil" is a throwback to an older and simpler tradition, one that flourished way back in the dimly remembered past, before 1978. Read full review
The worst part of the night isn't the Aqua Net hair or the sweaty '80s dancing. Murder is the theme of the evening.
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