January 8, 2017

Cobra vs. The Night Slasher: Cobra (1986)

“Let’s Bleed, Pig!”

Brian Thompson always terrified me when I was a kid with his portrayal of The Nightslasher in Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra.  I don’t think anyone can say “PIG!” with more menace especially in this scene which is the climax of the film. 

Marion Cobretti (Stallone) finally catches up with the totally insane Nightslasher who keeps going on about a New World Order. Cobra decides it’s time to put an end to this nonsense once and for all. 


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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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  • brutalmercreborn

    After decimating every member except for the Night Slasher, Cobra engage in a hand-to-hand fight inside the steel mill with the Alpha Villain Slasher! Night Stalker awaiting Cobra, his arms at his side and chest heaving ! In all its shiny, bloody, sweaty. testosterone over-load, bare chested Stallone goes mano a mano with ‘Night Slasher’, Brian Thompson!Thompson, in this role, looks almost like a Cro-Magnon man, his jaw is heavily pronounced and he seems to have a surplus of testosterone which contributes to his bestial appearance. That jaw says the word “PIG!” (with a bunch of slobber and cuds shooting out of his mouth, might I add.) and Thompson grunts, snorts, and has a virile bellowing voice. Compared to Thompson, the well-muscled Stallone appears rather smaller. Cobra and the Night Stalker’s are soaked in testosterone overdrive, which leads to violence and insanity. The two titans of masculinity dux it out like the monsters they are, in a factory that manufactures lava, exchanging blow-for-blow in a brutal showdown in an old foundry surrounded metal pipes, chains, fire and pits of molten lava ,a perfect scenario. The two engage in macho fisticuffs, dripping in testosterone ,the movie shows Stallone at the height of his grunting, alpha male powers. The two of them go head-to-head in the fight of their lives. For a while, it looks as though the Night Slasher might overpower Cobra with his knife. But Cobra manages to get back up on his boots and starts punching the hell out of the Night Slasher and finishing him off in the most brutal macho alpha stallion style…In the film’s climax, the, Night Slasher calls Cobra a pig at least four dozen times before finally demanding “take me in. Pig.” Let’s bleed pig! I want your eyes pig! I want them! You want to go to hell? Huh, pig? You want to go to hell with me? It doesn’t matter, does it? We are the hunters. We kill the weak so the strong survive. You can’t stop the New World. Your filthy society will never get rid of people like us. It’s breeding them! WE ARE THE FUTURE!”The psychotic killer snarls:“Where are you, pig? I want your eyes, pig. I want them.” Night Slasher taunts Cobra with such a number of insults that drive Cobra insane and he explode in hyper violence and impales the guy on a dangling hook !He hoist the Night Slasher up into the air and impales him on a giant metal hook that just happens to be passing them by. Now all the Night Slasher can do is flail his arms about and grip his big knife with rage as he slowly dies. Bastard psycho will not only suffer a death by impalement, but he’ll be burned alive as well! It’s the right climax for COBRA! They battle it out in a display of aggressive and violent manliness. Cobra sets a dude on fire after a psycho-on-psycho muscle combat with all that back and forth between Cobra and Night Slasher over who will penetrate whom with what! The conclusion is gruesome and sadistically violent. Stallone impales the villain on a massive hook and pushes him, while Thompson wails and convulse in agony. Holy shit!!! Night Slasher being impaled in the back by a large hook and burned alive by the stubble Cobra!! Graphic close-ups of the Night Slasher’s wound after he is impaled on the hook and Cobra repeatedly forcing the hook deeper into him as he screams in pain, kicking his big army boots in the air! Impalement is the only way to destroy a hyper-alpha male stud – just like Van Damme did to Fender on Cyborg, Dolph to Trever Goddard in Men of War , or Arnie did to Bennet on Commando! The great final 20 minutes can be compared to the explosive finals of those movies in a celebration of brash masculinity and thumping aggression. Out come the chains, with those two leather-clad studs calling each other “pig” during chain play. Thompson who, finally stuck on Sly’s steel, wails and claws pointlessly at the point of penetration in his back as he is dragged to immolation in orgasmic climax!