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Frightmare (1983)

When his loyal fans decide to steal his fresh corpse from the mortuary to party with it all night long, a true horror film star returns from the grave as a ghastly blood-sucker, bent on revenge. At least, will he spare his followers?

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Norman Thaddeus Vane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferdy Mayne ... Conrad Radzoff (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Luca Bercovici ... Saint
Nita Talbot ... Mrs. Rohmer
Leon Askin ... Wolfgang
Jennifer Starrett ... Meg
Barbara Pilavin ... Etta Radzoff
Alan Stock Alan Stock ... Oscar
Twyla Littleton Twyla Littleton ... Actress in Commercial
Joe Witherell Joe Witherell ... Crewman
Janet Lee Orcutt Janet Lee Orcutt ... Script Girl
Carlene Olson Carlene Olson ... Eve
Scott Thomson ... Bobo
Donna McDaniel Donna McDaniel ... Donna
Jeffrey Combs ... Stu
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Commercial Director
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Storyline

Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered powerful black magic, and Conrad hasn't taken his final bows yet. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1983 (USA) See more »

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Horror Star See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film scenes which are supposed to show Ferdy Mayne's heyday are actually black and white clips of 'Tempi duri per i vampiri' (1959) which feature Christopher Lee in a relatively early role. See more »

Goofs

During a scene towards the end of the movie where Conrad is walking up a staircase towards Stu, a hose can be seen spraying fog on the stairs. See more »

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References Sssssss (1973) See more »

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Scarier than I Know What You Did Last Summer
23 May 1999 | by Richard-110See all my reviews

Frightmare obviously will never win an academy award, but it is something that most low-cost horror movies aren't--scary. The star, an aging horror film actor, gets posthumous revenge on those who decide to kidnap his corpse. The sequences of their murders are suspenseful and chilling as they get picked off one by one. The easiest death is by gas chamber and the worst is by live cremation. For those who like mindless entertainment, tey may not like this movie. But for those who like movies about retribution getting served for a bunch of grave robbers, this would be up their alley. Though not the best horror film ever made, but it certainly isn't the worst either. It's worth the 99 cent rental fee.


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