When Dr. Peter Fales's patients start getting annihilated by an unknown serial killer, he and his daughter Alison both come under suspicion. Julie, a syndicated “Dear Abby”-style columnist, is in one of Dr. Fales's therapy groups. After she receives several ominous letters she not only wonders if Dr. Fales might be behind the killings, she also starts to suspect her estranged husband.
SCHIZOID is a thriller, from 1980, in which a newspaper advice columnist is plagued with threatening anonymous messages at the same time as members of her group therapy session are falling victim to a mystery killer.
There is strong violence featuring the stabbing and slashing of victims with a large pair of scissors, resulting in bloodshed and images of bloody aftermath injury.
Threat and horror
There is strong threat as the killer stalks the victims who react with fear and desperation.
A couple have intercourse in a standing position with the man thrusting between the woman's legs.
There is breast and buttock nudity in a striptease routine, and when a woman steps into a shower.
There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'pissed', 'shit', 'ass', 'goddam' and 'my God'. There is a passing reference to rape as a policeman talks about the gruesome crimes the force is required to investigate.
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
Four scenes feature female topless nudity, including two short sex sequences with some moaning, and a scene which takes place in a strip club.
Breasts seen at multiple points in the film.
Beware of nude boobs in this one.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
A few characters are stabbed to death with a pair of scissors, with little blood is shown.
Three uses of "fuck", one of which is barley audible, and a few uses of "shit" and "bitch".