555 (1988) Reviews and overview

 

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‘Don’t get caught fooling around’

555 is a 1988 shot-on-video American slasher film produced and directed by Wally Koz from a screenplay by Roy M. Koz. The movie stars Charles Fuller, Greg Kerouac and Mara-Lynn Bastian.

A detective investigating a spate of killings in which all the victims are teenagers discovers that every five years, in the fifth month of the year, for five consecutive days, the same kind of murder spree has taken place. Furthermore, the suspect is always described as being a hippie…

Reviews:

555 ups the exploitation levels … and a cauldron of corn syrup that is splashed over victims in abundance throughout the shoot. There were also two extremely well-created splatter scenes … Dressing the killer as a sixties-era hippy may seem like a silly idea, but somehow it only helps to add originality…” A Slash Above

“If SOV horror is your game, this is one you should definitely pick up. It’s a crappy movie, but it’s a crappy movie with a cool killer, over-the-top characters, terrible acting, a lot of heart, and a nifty decapitation.” Obscure Cinema 101

Release:

555 was reissued on DVD by Massacre Video on October 11, 2016, with the following special features:

Reversible Cover Featuring Original Slaughterhouse Entertainment VHS Artwork
Interviews with Cast and Crew
Rare Still Gallery
DVD-Rom of International Press Kit
Trailers for Other Massacre Video Titles

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