This nasty, gratuitously violent crime picture boasts some welcome visual panache in service of a familiar plot. Although its villain has preternatural durability on a par with Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and the resurrected fiend in SILENT RAGE, DEAD CONNECTION is realistically
grounded in Michael Madsen's beefy, anti-hero appeal.
Richard Welton (Gary Stretch), a boxing fanatic, gallantly rescues two gullible rock fans from mashers, then lures the groupie-wannabes to a motel, where he beats them to death and then rapes them. Detective Matt Dixon (Michael Madsen) questions Ike (Clarence Landry), the motel clerk, who
reveals that the perpetrator made phone...