Stryker's War (Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except) (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Stryker's War (Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except) (1985)





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Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult led by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally and her grandfather gone and Otis used as a human dartboard, Stryker brings together his army buddies. He gives them a stash of guns from under his bed. They destroy an outhouse, and create a war zone not unlike Vietnam to destroy the evil cult.
Action & Adventure , Cult Movies , Horror
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When Rambo meets the Manson family. Lots of inventive kills, great characters and an amazing, and I really do mean amazing, performance by Raimi. I could watch this fun film all day on a loop. Plus, it has one of my favourite titles of all time.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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HOLY CRAP, I AM THE FIRST TO POST ABOUT THIS AMAZING MOVIE?!?!? Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except is a terrific low-budget, cornball of a movie that starts out as a bleak war movie set during Vietnam and centering on a small platoon of friends who are ready for this war to end, well it does for them, but not without lead Jack Stryker almost dying. Soon, he goes back to his small town to rekindle a relationship with his old sweetheart until a gang of murderous cult-like hippies go apeshit and start killing people viciously. The action, the dialog, and the actors make this movie over the top and very hilarious, not in a bad way, but more like an Evil Dead way. Speaking of which, a big reason why this film holds such a cult like status is because not only was it co-written by the almighty BRUCE CAMPBELL, it also stars uber-A-list director Sam Raimi as the main bad guy in a very hilarious role. Honestly, I cannot believe I am the first to post on this magical film. More people need to see this!!!

Jason Duron
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