Wacko (film)

Directed by Greydon Clark
Produced by Greydon Clark
Written by Jim Kouf
Dana Olsen
Michael Spound
Starring Joe Don Baker
Stella Stevens
Elizabeth Daily
George Kennedy
Julia Duffy
Music by Arthur Kempel
Cinematography Nicholas Josef von Sternberg
Edited by Earl Watson
Curtis Burch
Distributed by Jensen Farley Pictures (1983) (USA) (theatrical)
Citadel Films (1982) (Canada)
Release dates
November 12, 1982
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English

Wacko is a 1982 horror-parody film directed by Greydon Clark and starring Joe Don Baker and George Kennedy.[1]


It all started exactly 13 years ago, when Mary Graves' older sister was murdered on Halloween prom night by a power-mowing maniac. Poor Mary...since then she has experienced horror, sexual frustration, even psychoanalysis, but she still sees little lawnmowers everywhere. But tonight will be different. Tonight, at the new Halloween Prom, all the questions of the past 13 years will be answered as the pumpkin headed killer has returned. But hot on their trail is an obsessed cop (Joe Don Baker) who won't allow history to repeat itself.





The film was released theatrically in the United States by Jensen Farley Pictures in January 1983. The film was released on VHS by Vestron Video. It has still not officially been released on DVD.

Critical reception

Allmovie wrote "Wacko virtually vanished from the face of the earth, which, as it turns out, isn't necessarily a bad thing. For its hundreds of gags and zingers, there are actually very few laughs in a seemingly endless 84-minute running time."[2]


  1. "Wacko". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  2. Jeremy Wheeler. "Wacko (1981)". Allmovie. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
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