Destroyer is an oddity among slashers in that I know a lot of people who have never watched it but have seen the memorable VHS artwork of massively jacked-up NFL star Lyle Alzado hoisting a jackhammer like a machine gun. Never before on DVD, the 1988 prison-slasher flick Destroyer will bypass that format and go directly to Blu-ray thanks to Scream Factory.
Eighteen months after mass murderer Ivan Moser’s electric chair execution led to a prison riot that shut down the facility, filmmakers converge on the now abandoned jail to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, only to find out the brutal killer is more charged than ever and ready to deal death by a variety of horrific means, including jackhammer impalement.
The late Lyle Alzado plays the undead killer with shades of Shocker and The Horror Show. Eighties scream queen Deborah Foreman (April Fool’s Day, Waxworks) and Anthony “Psycho” Perkins co-star in this gore-soaked slasher from the Eighties.
In a strange twist, Destroyer will not be flying solo onto Blu in the summer of 2015; it will be paired with Scarecrows, a previously announced Scream Factory title also from 1988. No further details at this time.
Scream Factory promises more surprises before the month of “Shocktober” is up. Stay tuned.
***fingers crossed*** The Vindicator ***fingers crossed***