Schizoid (1980) 1080p YIFY Movie

Schizoid (1980) 1080p

Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session she attends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Is there a connection? If so, why do the notes talk about murder with a gun, while the murder victims are being stabbed? At first, the police, her ex-husband, her therapist and her friends all assure her that the notes are probably unrelated, and hoax; but with time, it becomes apparent that someone close to her is responsible. Is it her therapist, Pieter, who has sex with his patients just before they are murdered? Or Alison, Pieter's daughter, who resents Julie for Julie's romantic involvement with her father? Is it Julie's ex-husband, who never really wanted their divorce? Or maybe Gilbert, the eccentric building maintenance man whom many people believe is a little crazy anyway? Just about everyone around her seems mentally ...

IMDB: 5.10 Likes

  • Genre: Drama | Horror
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.48G
  • Resolution: 1920*1072 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English 2.0  
  • Run Time: 89
  • IMDB Rating: 5.1/10 
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The Synopsis for Schizoid (1980) 1080p

Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session she attends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Is there a connection? If so, why do the notes talk about murder with a gun, while the murder victims are being stabbed? At first, the police, her ex-husband, her therapist and her friends all assure her that the notes are probably unrelated, and hoax; but with time, it becomes apparent that someone close to her is responsible. Is it her therapist, Pieter, who has sex with his patients just before they are murdered? Or Alison, Pieter's daughter, who resents Julie for Julie's romantic involvement with her father? Is it Julie's ex-husband, who never really wanted their divorce? Or maybe Gilbert, the eccentric building maintenance man whom many people believe is a little crazy anyway? Just about everyone around her seems mentally ...


The Director and Players for Schizoid (1980) 1080p

[Director]David Paulsen
[Role:]Marianna Hill
[Role:]Klaus Kinski
[Role:]Craig Wasson
[Role:]Donna Wilkes


The Reviews for Schizoid (1980) 1080p


Reviewed bygavin6942Vote: 7/10/10

Julie (Mariana Hill) is an advice columnist for the city newspaper whobegins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. Atabout the same time, female members of the group therapy session sheattends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Isthere a connection?

This film has a very low rating on IMDb as of August 2013. I am notsure how, but i suspect it is due in part to the very few people whohave voted. Hopefully when the Blu-Ray is released, the film gets morerespect. Currently, it sits below "X-Ray", which is just unfair.

There is plenty of suspense, some good characters (Klaus Kinski andChristopher Lloyd never disappoint) and overall a pretty good mystery.You might have to guess two or three times before you figure out whothe killer is (and yes, the clues are there).

I highly recommend Scream Factory's DVD / BD of this film. While it hasfew special features, the picture and sound look great and it was niceto watch an interview with Donna Wilkes, who really needs to make therounds at more horror conventions.

not terrible completely but certainly not good - that middle ground slasherReviewed byQuinoa1984Vote: 5/10

Schizoid is fairly up front with you in the first 5 minutes or so: if you like seeing very sleazy movies where a guy in black gloves and a pair of scissors is going after women in not-terribly-clever-but-direct ways, then this is for you. But in place of having a director with some actual visual appeal or attempts at creating a distinct style like some of the Giallo directors (i.e. Argento or Fulci), you get here instead the 'different' side of things with casting: Klaus Kinski. For me, I thought this was the filmmakers going about it somewhat obviously - like, of course he's the killer, right? I mean, look at him! Or it might be Christopher Lloyd, who is the sort of maintenance man who shares an elevator with the main female character after fixing the boiler (so he says) and showing what a handy-man he is by moving the elevator by pressing a button with a screwdriver. Or could it be... someone else??

This is fairly standard stuff - the main woman, Julie of "Dear Julie", is part of some sort of weekly couples (or singles?) therapy group that also includes Lloyd's character, and we see how these murders unfold and how Julie wants to try to entrap the killer, who seems to be sending those word-cut-up type of letters - and yet it's hard not to want to keep watching with Kinski there. This is basic stuff for him, but he takes it seriously enough, and even created some ambiguity with his character. He also gets to play MELODRAMA (in bold type) with his daughter character, who lost a mother years before and blames him for it some reason or another. They have father-daughter squabbles, and those are some of the more entertaining scenes of the movie. For what it's worth, he makes it sort of compelling.

The rest of it is not very remarkable, neither in the kills (again there's little tension since we've seen these before, or at least you have if you've ever seen a horror movie, let along a slasher) nor in what seem to be red herrings going left and right (i.e. Lloyd's character, who gets kind of short-shrifted in the grand scheme of the story). The filmmaker, David Paulsen, didn't do that much else other than this movie and one other, and it's clear he's in it to create the requisite drama necessary to keep the story going, without putting in the work to make the dialog more than groan-indusing. And Craig Wasson, who one would later see in Body Double, is relegated to a role that any actor could play... almost, anyway.

Even the title is kind of disappointing; there's not too much of any kind of 'schizo' side to things, and we're just waiting for the other shoe to drop as far as when the killer may strike next or go after Julie, or when the cops might do *something* with this case. And yet because of people like Kinski and Marianna Hill (who is alright as Julie, just enough to get by), I can't say it's a total failure or mess. It's just... there, with some sleazy 80's horror-synth and a "twist" ending that reeks of hackery.

Reviewed byCoventryVote: 6/10/10

Although the plot and rating of "Schizoid" didn't look too promising, Inevertheless really wanted to see it for three (very good) reasons…Number one: I generally like slasher movies from the year 1980 or 1981,because back then this sub-genre wasn't yet impacted by the overload of"Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" clones. Number two: I was reallyinterested to see a horror/thriller that starred both Klaus Kinski (oneof my all-time favorite actors) and Christopher Lloyd in the earliestphase of his career (or at least, prior to the successful "Back to theFuture" movies). And perhaps the biggest reason for me to track down"Schizoid" is the fact that it features so many typical trademarks ofan Italian giallo! The killer, as he/she is briefly introduced duringthe opening sequences of the film, wears a long black raincoat andblack leather gloves while his/her murder weapon is a sharp pair ofscissors. These are preferred accessories of giallo-killers and, on topof that, he/she exclusively targets female victims and the murdersbathe in a sexist atmosphere. My conclusion is that "Schizoid" is amoderately absorbing thriller with a handful of tense scenes andoriginal touches, but regrettably also a large number of implausibletwists. Beautiful Julie works as a columnist for a Californiannewspaper, but she's caught in a difficult divorce and participates inthe group therapy sessions of the acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. PieterFales. Julie starts receiving eerie letters that exist of newspaperclippings and talk of gruesome murders. The female members of her grouptherapy sessions are being killed off one by one as well. Who is theculprit? Is it the perverted Dr. Fales, who has sexual relations withall his patients? Or is it Dr. Fales' pre-ripe 16-year-old daughter,who hates her father and all the women he has sex with? Is it themysteriously roaming and voyeuristic janitor Gilbert or Julie'sex-husband Doug who never wanted the divorce? Or perhaps Julie herselfis the killer because, after all, the murder cases help increasing herpopularity as a columnist! Like other reviewers already righteouslypointed out, the biggest default of this film is the credibility ofKlaus Kinski's character. As much as I worship this eccentric actor, hesimply cannot pass for a psychiatrist; let alone a psychiatrist whomanages to seduce and sleep with all his female patients. The searchfor the killer's identity, on the other hand, results in a couple ofexciting sequences and a tense climax. The body count is sadly low foran early 80s slasher (only 3 victims) but the murder sequences are grimand atmospheric. The performances from the ensemble cast are justmediocre, with the exception of Donna Wilkes… She's downright fantasticand amazingly makes her young character Alison simultaneously sensual,creepy and forbidden. Solely based on her performance in this film,I've added the film "Angel" to my must-see list.

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