New Year's Evil
New Year's Evil (1981)

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

New Year's Evil hit theaters the same year as the first Friday the 13th, and it's so unbelievably, unspeakably awful that it makes the Jason Voorhees slasher flick look as masterful as Psycho by comparison.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offers gore and no more.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

New Year's Evil really is not a very good movie. But as a time capsule? Well, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't entirely watchable on that count.

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Dustin Putman

"New Year's Evil" isn't high art, yet there is something irresistibly fun and darkly charming about this early-'80s slasher pic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 15% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
New Year's Evil is another in a long line of slasher movies based around major holidays. It also features a hard rock soundtrack based around the theme… More
Anthony Valletta
80's slasher is a rip off of much better films.
Aj V
For some reason I really liked this movie, I suppose it was mostly because of the great ending, it was a fantastic twist, if you ask me. But, yes most of the… More
Dann Michalski
A second rate B-horror film, New Year's Evil has an interesting concept but goes about it rather poorly. The story follows a killer who calls into a punk… More