'A Psycho's Path' [DVD + Digital]
(Quinton Rampage Jackson, Noel Gugliemi, et al / DVD + Digital / NR / 2020 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: A small California desert town is being stalked by a motiveless psychopath who roams the streets killing at random.
Captain Peters and his small police force are on the case, searching for his whereabouts before he kills again.
DVD Verdict: Unwittingly to me, much like the residents of Brownsville, it's 1967 (ok, I'll grant you they probably know that!) and a psychotic killer is about to turn this sleepy town on its head!
After apprehending a drifter for brutally killing a young woman in nearby Brookdale, Captain Peters receives orders to transport the man to a mental institution.
Now, if you're anything like me for detail, well, you have to leave all that at the door here as 'A Psycho's Path' is one that follows so many horror "best bits" that you'll be shouting aloud each movie referenced like it's a shot drinking game!
That said, it's rather refreshing that this horror is indeed sent in the late '60s as it gives the overall look, its Californian cinematic ambiance a defining sepia tweak, which I found very pleasing to the eye.
The trouble is the biggest come-on-now moment is one that gets reverted back to time and time again and it still bugs the crap out of me today! When you're told to transport a convict to another place, let alone St. Joseph Psychiatric Hospital (as is the case here), WHY do it in the darkest part of the night and on unlit country roads?!
Anyhoo, the use of old rotary phones let alone the classic cars and outfits these character have to wear is worth the price of admission alone for me! With the bulk of the story centering around the police department, and each officer's personal quirks and such (we'll leave it at that, for now), whilst you're watching why not also play a game of Spot Todd Bridges! This is a Widescreen Presentations (1.85:1) and enhanced for 16x9 TVs.