“EDGE OF THE AXE”— A Slasher Classic


A Slasher Classic

Amos Lassen

Spanish cult filmmaker José Ramón Larraz’s slasher classic, “Edge of the Axe” has been released on Blu-ray for the first time ever.

The rural community of Paddock County is rocked by the exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath in a black trench coat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities try to keep a lid on the situation, while computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian attempt to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.

This is the story of an exterminator, an axe murderer, a computer nerd, the women that love them, and the tangled web of murder between them In broad daylight, on a busy street, the slasher wals into a car wash and plants his axe through a lady’s windshield while she drives through. In a car wash, no one can hear a scream.

Soon after, a girl finds the head of a pig in her bed. This sets the stage for the story set somewhere in rural California.

The computer nerd, Gerald, falls in love with moody Lillian, who thinks the killer is her cousin Charlie, whom she accidentally injured years before. Other subplots revolve around Gerald’s gold-digging friend Richard, who wants rid of his wealthy, older wife and cheats on her with another woman.

Director Larraz manages to create some tension from time to time but the film peaks with the opening scene at the car wash and its climax comes when all of the red herrings are eliminated with a contrived motive.


  Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative

  English and Spanish language versions of the feature

  Original uncompressed mono audio

  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

  Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack

  Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks

  Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues

  Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks

  The Pain in Spain – a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur

  Image Gallery

  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes