Help ID this movie.
February 25, 2007 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Help identify this 1980s exploitation horror movie based on this graphic scene description...

A few details about this movie which may or may not be completely accurate:

- Released in the early or mid 80s.

- A horror film about vampires (?) in New York City.

- One of the main characters drives a yellow taxi cab.

- Something likely seen late at night on a pay movie channel like Showtime.

The only scene I vaguely remember (probably because it was a bit graphic) is this:

It is night. A nightwatchman sits in his small booth in some sort of scrap yard. He has a stereotypical creepy appearance complete with thick eyeglasses. As he sits at his small post he is intently studying some sort of porno magazine.

A naked woman steps out of the shadows. She approaches the now-startled man. Standing face-to-face, they begin to kiss. As this "sex" scene progresses, we see the woman reveal a large knife. In a very theatrical flourish, we see the woman sweep this knife between herself and the man in a very fast and violent slashing motion, slicing off his erect penis.

(Despite the description, I don't remember this scene being explicitly gory.)

Any ideas?
posted by jca to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Its been about 15 years since I've seen the movie, but I think you're talking about Graveyard Shift
posted by khaibit at 9:36 AM on February 25, 2007

Could it have been Wolfen?
posted by Rumple at 9:37 AM on February 25, 2007

Certainly not Wolfen...
posted by wfrgms at 10:36 AM on February 25, 2007

Maybe Vamp?
posted by biscotti at 11:03 AM on February 25, 2007

Excellent work (and so quickly answered) -- it is Graveyard Shift.

Reading about the film at various sites it looks like my description was pretty close -- I was a bit off on the date -- 1987.

Couldn't find any mention of the sex/murder scene I described anywhere else. Am I remembering it correctly khaibit?
posted by jca at 11:24 AM on February 25, 2007

I want to say yes, but its seriously been a more than 10 years since I've seen it, and I was watching a bunch of similar movies at the time.
posted by khaibit at 11:52 AM on February 25, 2007

Being 14 had its benefits
posted by khaibit at 11:59 AM on February 25, 2007

Well, the scene I described may make the movie sound much more interesting than it actually was. ;)
posted by jca at 1:01 PM on February 25, 2007

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