Destroyer (film)

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This article is about the 1988 horror film. For the 1943 war film, see Destroyer (1943 film).
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Directed by Robert Kirk
Produced by Peter Garrity
Rex Hauck
Written by Peter Garrity, Rex Hauck, Mark W. Rosenbaum
Starring Lyle Alzado
Clayton Rohner
Deborah Foreman
Anthony Perkins
Music by Patrick O'Hearn
Cinematography Chuy Elizondo
Edited by Mark W. Rosenbaum
Distributed by The Movie Store (TMS Pictures)
Release dates April 1988
Running time 94 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Destroyer also known as Shadow of Death is a 1988 horror film starring retired football lineman Lyle Alzado, Deborah Foreman, and Anthony Perkins.


Ivan Mozer (Lyle Alzado) is a serial killer who has been convicted of the rape, torture and murder of 23 people. Mozer is given the death penalty by electrocution. At his execution, he boasts of having killed 24 people. A power outage caused by a riot prevents the execution, but Mozer receives a jolt of electricity before the power fails. The prison staff assumes that Mozer is killed during the riot, but he manages to escape. The prison subsequently is abandoned. Mozer lives within the abandoned prison with the assistance of his father, who had been employed as a guard. Eighteen months later, a film crew arrives at the prison to shoot an exploitation film titled Death House Dollies. They discover that Mozer survived his electrocution due to an unusual genetic gift. The jolt of electrical energy made him "half-alive", leaving him in a feral state and granting him spontaneous regeneration.



The film was released theatrically in the United States by The Movie Store in April 1988.[citation needed]

The film was released on VHS by Virgin Vision the same year. Scream Factory has announced a double feature DVD of this film and Scarecrows to be released sometime in 2015.[citation needed]



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