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Terror in the Aisles (1984)

A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director:

Andrew J. Kuehn

Writer:

Margery Doppelt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Pleasence ... Self - Host
Nancy Allen ... Self - Hostess
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Featured Moviegoer
Lainie Cooke Lainie Cooke ... Featured Moviegoer
Joel S. Rice Joel S. Rice ... Featured Moviegoer
Ángel Salazar ... Featured Moviegoer
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Featured Moviegoer
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Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen take us through some of Hollywood's most terrifying moments in horror history in this anthology, which features many of the finest science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. Included are Night of the Living Dead (1968), Psycho (1960), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), The Fog (1980), Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981), as well as countless others. Furthermore, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock discusses his visionary ideas on creating suspense. Blood and gore abound making this movie not very much for the squeamish audiences. Written by medic249a2

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If you can handle more than one hundred jolts of one hundred percent pure terror, then you might be ready for "Terror in the Aisles". A non-stop roller coaster ride through the scariest moments of the greatest terror films of all time. It's a cut above the rest. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie has been released fully on the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Halloween II (1981) as a special feature. The movie is presented in widescreen and in full 1080p. On October 15, 2012, the movie has been released on DVD as part of the Universal Vault Series. On October 13, 2020, the movie has been released on Blu-ray for the first time from Scream Factory. See more »

Goofs

The listing of 20th-Century Fox movie titles should not have had "The" as the first word of "Phantom of the Paradise", as this was only four words in its title. See more »

Alternate Versions

The television network version has additional movie clips added for network viewing as well as replacing violent clips from other movies. The additional movie clips are from the movies: The Legacy, Firestarter, Frenzy, The Car, The Ghost Breakers, The Funhouse, This Island Earth, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Incredible Shrinking Man, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Tarantula, The Deadly Mantis and Fahrenheit 451. See more »

Connections

Features Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) See more »

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They're Not Very Nice
Written by Margery Doppelt, John Beal and Doug Timm
Performed by Larry Weiss
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Great Drive In Movie
29 May 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

Saw this one in a drive in back in 1984. It was a great place to see this compilation of the best clips of (mostly) more recent Horror and Suspense movies. This movie was released in theatres first, not direct to video as with many other compilations, so the highlighting of 1970s slasher movies is totally understandable from a marketing viewpoint. For fans of early horror, I recommend the documentary "Universal Horror" which highlights the classic horror films and influences of Universal Studios. Donald Pleasance was at his prime then, starring in slasher films galore, he camps it up here as does Nancy Allen, trying to keep the suspense up in between clips. It all works. For horror fans, its a fantastic sampler platter of some of the greatest moments in Horror film. It will steer you toward films you may not be aware of, or it will give you peeks at films you may have heard of but never seen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,009,866, 28 October 1984

Gross USA:

$10,004,817

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,004,817
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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