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New Year's Evil is a 1980 American horror film starring Roz Kelly and Kip Niven, directed by Emmett Alston. The original music score is composed by W. Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder. The film's tagline is "This New Year's, you're invited to a killer party..."

Plot[edit | edit source]

As the film begins New Year's Eve is on its way and television's most famous punk rock lady icon, Diane Sullivan or Blaze as her fans call her, is holding a late night countdown celebration of music and partying. All is going well until Diane receives a phone call from an odd sounding stranger claiming his name is Evil, who announces on live television that when the clock strikes twelve in each time zone, a 'Naughty Girl' will be punished (murdered), then the killer signs off with a threat claiming that Diane will be the last one to die.

The studio crew takes safety measures and heightens security, but in the local insane asylum a nurse is found viciously slaughtered at the stroke of midnight EST. The killer records his victims as he murders them and calls back the station each time playing the tapes back to prove he's serious. There are many suspects as to who the mysterious killer/caller is; a crazed fan, a religious psychotic, or maybe it's someone much closer to Diane than anyone could have ever expected.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Roz Kelly as Diane Sullivan
  • Kip Niven as Richard Sullivan
  • Chris Wallace as Lt. Clayton
  • Grant Cramer as Derek Sullivan
  • Louisa Moritz as Sally
  • Jed Mills as Ernie
  • Taaffe O'Connell as Jane
  • Jon Greene as Sgt. Greene
  • John Alderman as Dr. Reed
  • Richard Brown as Swamper
  • Teri Copley as Teenage Girl
  • Tim Cutt as Ambulance Attendant
  • Richard Kalk as Policeman
  • Mark L. Rosen as Drunk
  • Julie Kaye Towery as Space Girl
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