This movie jumped onto the horror bandwagon that had resulted with the incredible success of John Carpenter's Halloween in 1978. I first saw it when it premiered on Showtime some months later.
I instantly felt a kinship to the lead character, Eric Binford - played by Dennis Christopher. He's a lonely film buff whose life unravels. Eventually he snaps and starts bumping people off while dressed as movie characters. (The kinship ends at the murders, by the way)
It's not a perfect movie by any means - Tim Thomerson's cop character seems to be in another movie entirely for the most part - but I still kind of love this movie - and definitely recommend it for movie buffs and horror fans. If nothing else - you can see Mickey Rourke in a very early role - as one of Eric Binford's doomed tormentors.
Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!