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Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | 1 May 1974 (USA)
In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director:

S.F. Brownrigg

Writers:

Frank Schaefer (screenplay), Kerry Newcomb (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Susan Bracken Susan Bracken ... Amanda Post
Larry O'Dwyer Larry O'Dwyer ... Claude Kearn
Gene Ross ... Judge Stemple
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Dr. Crawther (as Jim Harrell)
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Nick
Annabelle Weenick ... Annie
Rhea MacAdams ... Grandmother
John Steakley John Steakley ... Local 1
Jeffrey Swann Jeffrey Swann ... Local 2
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In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

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The Postman always rings twice. TERROR knocks only once. [Video Gems VHS release] See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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PG

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Creepy gem with dolls and mannequins.
26 April 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A young blonde woman named Amanda goes to look after her aging grandmother in her home but finds herself being menaced by a obscene caller,who enjoys collecting dolls and talking to his mannequins."Don't Open the Door!" is a low-budget horror movie made in Texas by S.F Brownrigg.The scene of psycho talking to his mannequin predates the behavior of Joe Spinell's character Frank Zito in "Maniac".The action is slow and there are some dull spots,but the film certainly delivers suspenseful atmosphere.Most of the creep factor comes from Larry O'Dwyer as the breathy,giggling and sleazy psycho in the walls.The characters are bizarre and utterly dysfunctional,the direction is competent and there is a bit of unsettling violence.I loved "Keep My Grave Open" and enjoyed "Don't Open the Door!" as well.8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1974 (USA) See more »

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Don't Open the Door! See more »

Filming Locations:

Jefferson, Texas, USA

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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