Don’t Answer the Phone! (1980)
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Robert Hammer
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 94mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.93gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Director Robert Hammer
A deeply disturbed photographer and Vietnam veteran, named Kirk Smith, terrorizes Los Angeles by going around strangling lingerie-clad young women in their homes while taunting Lindsay Gale, a young psychologist, by calling her on a radio call-in show to describe his sexual hang-ups and misogynistic ways, while a local police detective, Lt. McCable, is always two steps behind in trying to catch the psycho.
Beefy, plug-ugly character actor Nicholas (“Swamp Thing,””Darkman”) Worth hits marvelously messed-up maniacal mondo disgusto wacko paydirt with his juicy starring role as Kirk Smith, an impotent, psychotic, misogynistic, schizophrenic and utterly unhinged ‘Nam vet rapist/strangler photographer who viciously murders assorted luckless lovely young ladies in this terrifically tawdry’n’trashy low-budget Los Angeles-set exploitation psycho horror howler.
Better still, writer/director/producer Robert Hammer goes whole hog on the seedy atmosphere, really pours on the gratuitous nudity, graphic violence and full-bore profanity, and doesn’t show a shred of either subtlety or restraint, thereby making this sensationally slimy, gritty and downright nihilistic grindhouse nugget a total tacky treat for hardcore sleaze cinema buffs.