Boasting superlative make-up and special effects by gore guru Tom Savini, Joseph Zito's Rosemary's Killer was amongst the first of the 1980's cycle of slasher movies and remains one of the sub-genres pinnacle points. The story opens in the 1940's, just after the end of WWII with a soldier receiving a letter to inform him that his girlfriend has found a new flame. The girl and her new beau are at the local college graduation dance, but decide to go outside for a walk and to fool around. They are brutally killed but their murderer is never found. Resultantly, the town does not hold another graduation dance for over 40 years. The film skips forward in time to the preparations for the newly reinstated dance but somebody can't forget the past and wants to make sure nobody else does either. Soon, a mysterious figure in an military uniform begins to slaughter the college students in various blood-splattered ways.