Fatal Games (also known as Olympic Nightmare and The Killing Touch) is a 1984 slasher film written and directed by Michael Elliott and starring Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson, Michael O'Leary, Teal Roberts, and Spice Williams-Crosby. The plot consists of a mad slasher wielding a javelin killing off various members of a high school gymnastics team. The film shares many of its plot points with an earlier slasher film, Graduation Day.


A seven member gymnastics team at the Falcon Academy of Athletics is up for the "Nationals". But before they can reach the competition, a killer dressed in a black tracksuit and wielding a javelin shows up to stalk and kill each member of the team. They then have to discover the killer's identity before the entire team ends up slaughtered.


  • Villain: She-male former disqualified olympian --turned gym teacher-- that goes on a violent javelin throwing killing spree.... dies by falling off scaffling and onto a trophy.



Fatal Games
Directed by Michael Elliot
Produced by William Kroes
Written by Rafael Buñuel
Michael Elliot
Christopher Mankiewicz
Starring Sally Kirkland
Lynn Banashek
Sean Masterson

Michael O'Leary Teal Roberts
Spice Williams-Crosby

Music by Shuki Levy
Cinematography Alfred Taylor
Editing by Jonathon Braun
Studio Impact Films
Distributed by Media Home Entertainment
Release dates 1984
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
  • Sally Kirkland as Diane Paine
  • Lynn Banashek as Annie
  • Sean Masterson as Phil Dandridge
  • Michael O'Leary as Frank Agee
  • Teal Roberts as Lynn Fox
  • Spice Williams-Crosby as Coach Drew
  • Melissa Prophet as Nancy Wilson
  • Angela Bennett as Sue Allen Baines
  • Nicholas Love as Joe Ward
  • Lauretta Murphy as Shelly
  • Michael Elliot as Dr. Jordine
  • Christopher Mankiewicz as Coach Jack Webber
  • Ed Call as Mr. Burger
  • Mel Klein as Annie's Father