One of the highlights of venturing to the video store in the 1980s was found in the horror section. The box art on VHS cases often times was better than the films it protected. Who can forget the subtle eroticism of the case of "The Slumber Party Massacre"? That film and 1984's "The Mutilator" were my favorite two VHS cases (see picture below). "The Mutilator" (aka "Fall Break"), as a film, may not be as good as it's box art, however, the final 15 minutes of this shocker probably saves it from being a mediocre slasher film.
As a kid, Ed accidentally shotgunned his mom to death. Ed's dad (Jack Chatham) returns home to find his now corpse-wife...and doesn't handle it well. Present day, Ed (Matt Mitler) is in college. With a break in the semester, Ed brings five friends to his dad's beach condo. As the beach season has ended, Ed is supposed to close it down for the winter, but not before and he and his friends have lots of pre-marital sex and drink lots of Natural Lite beer. Uh oh....living in the cellar is Ed's dad, hidden and waiting. Oh yeah, Ed's dad clutches a battle-ax like a toddler hugs a teddy bear.