Killer Workout

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Killer Workout
Aerobicide poster.jpg
Directed byDavid A. Prior
Produced by
  • David Winters
  • Marc Winters
  • Peter Yuval
Written byDavid A. Prior
Starring
  • Marcia Karr
  • David James Campbell
  • Fritz Matthews
  • Ted Prior
  • Teresa Van der Woude
Music byTodd Hayen
CinematographyPeter Bonilla
Edited byDavid A. Prior
Production
company
  • Winters Groups
  • Maverick Films Ltd.
Distributed byAcademy Home Entertainment
Release date
  • April 16, 1987 (1987-04-16) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Killer Workout, also known under the original title Aerobicide, is a 1987 American slasher film written and directed by David A. Prior. It stars Marcia Karr, David James Campbell, Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior, and Teresa Van der Woude. The story revolves around a Los Angeles fitness club owned by Rhonda Johnson, whose twin sister Valerie was burned in a tanning salon two years ago. Detective Morgan begins to investigate the gym, after several of its members are brutally murdered by an unknown attacker.

Plot[edit]

A young model is burned in a tanning salon accident. Five years later, people at a fitness club owned by Rhonda (Marcia Karr) in Los Angeles are being murdered by a mysterious killer who uses a large safety pin. It is up to Detective Morgan (David James Campbell) to solve the mystery and stop the killer.

Cast[edit]

  • Marcia Karr as Rhonda Johnson
  • David James Campbell as Det. Lt. Morgan
  • Fritz Matthews as Jimmy Hallik
  • Ted Prior as Chuck Dawson
  • Teresa Van der Woude as Jaimy

Release[edit]

Home media[edit]

Killer Workout was released in the United States on VHS on April 16, 1987, by Academy Home Entertainment.[1] In the United Kingdom and other countries outside the United States, it was issued under its original theatrical title Aerobicide.[2] On July 23, 2001, the film was released on DVD by Dark Vision.[3] On November 17, 2015, Killer Workout was reissued on DVD and Blu-ray by Slasher // Video in collaboration with Olive Films. Its bonus features include photo gallery, trailer, and original title sequence.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack to Killer Workout was never officially released. However, several promotional vinyl copies of it were released in 1987. Also, all songs used in the film were released individually as promotional 7" singles in Canada.

Aerobicide: The Original Movie Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released1987
GenreSynthpop
Aerobicide: The Original Movie Soundtrack
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Woman On Fire"Jill Colucci 
2."Only You Tonight"Donna De Lory 
3."Some Things Never Change"The Lost Playboy Club 
4."Dust It Off"The Lost Playboy Club 
5."Love Is a Four Letter Word"Didi Nelson 
6."Knockout"Robert Michaels & Lisa Duran 
7."Animal Workout"Pebbles Phillips 
8."Rock N' Rock"Sunny Hilden 
9."Something to Feel"Gina Harlan 
10."Aerobi-cide (The Perfect Body)"Mary Hylan 

Reception[edit]

In his book Horror and Science Fiction Film IV, Donald C Willis referred to the film as a "lame horror thriller" that was "crude at everything - t&a displays in the gym, suspense sequences, plot twists."[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Killer Workout (Academy Entertainment VHS)". VHS Collector. March 20, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Aerobicide (iVS Video UK VHS)". VHS Collector. November 28, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Aerobicide [1986] [DVD]". Amazon.com. UK. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Killer Workout [Blu-ray]". Amazon.com. US. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Willis 1997, p. 5.

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