The Mutilator (1984)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Buddy Cooper with John Douglass.

Plot Summary

A teenager accidentally kills his mother and he and his friends are hunted by his vengeful father.


Directed by: Buddy Cooper
Co-director: John Douglass
© 1984 OK Productions
OK Productions presents a Buddy Cooper movie
Produced by: Buddy Cooper
Associate Producer: Neil B. Whitford
Written by: Buddy Cooper
Director of Photography: Peter Schnall
Editor: Stephen Mack
Music by: Michael Minard
Location Sound Recording: Larry Loewinger
Makeup Supervision: Anthony Showe, Mark Shostrom
Hair Stylist: Sandra Golden
Special Makeup Effects: Mark Shostrom, Anthony Showe

Matt Mitler (Ed Jr)
Ruth Martinez (Pam)
Bill Hitchcock (Ralph)
Connie Rogers (Sue)
Frances Raines (Linda)
Morey Lampley (Mike)
Jack Chatham (Big Ed)
Ben Moore (cop)
Trace Cooper (younger Ed Jr)
Pamela Weddle Cooper (mother)
Jimmy Guthrie (bartender)
George Sutton (gentleman at bar)
Steve Davis, Tom Outlaw, Pat Jordon (students in bar)
Hallock Cooper, Michelle Bach, Miriam Mason, Jennifer Price (cheerleaders)
A.B. Cooper Sr (professor at dorm)
Jan Case, David Bell, Phil Collins, Chris Sarosy, Dee Clodfelter, David Sledge (students at dorm)
Fred Tillery (storekeeper)
Jenny Grice (storekeeper's wife)
Kay Case (woman at store)
Wendy Case (girl at store)



  • Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) p.59 credits (Génériques des longs métrages en compétition)
  • Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) pp.61; 61-62 illustrated article (The Mutilator by Norbert Moutier); illustrated interview with Buddy Cooper (Entretien avec Buddy Cooper by Giuseppe Salza)


  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.378
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.339
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.316-317
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.277