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Hide and Go Shriek (1988)

A group of teenagers spend the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts hunting them down one by one.

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Skip Schoolnik

Writer:

Michael Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bunky Jones ... Bonnie Williams
Brittain Frye ... Randy Flint
Annette Sinclair ... Kim Downs
George Thomas George Thomas ... David Hanson
Donna Baltron ... Judy Ramteize
Scott Fults ... Shawn Phillips
Ria Pavia ... Malissa Morgan
Sean Kanan ... John Robbins
Scott Kubay Scott Kubay ... Zack
Jeff Levine Jeff Levine ... Fred
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly ... Wino
Ronald L. Colby Ronald L. Colby ... Phil Robins
Donald Mark Spencer Donald Mark Spencer ... Vince
James Serrano James Serrano ... Cops in Car
Larry Lyons Larry Lyons ... Cops in Car
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Storyline

A group of teens decide to spend a night at a furniture store the father of one of them owns. A homeless ex-con security guard is staying the night too. During the night, someone with a taste for cross-dressing breaks in and begins to pick off the teens during a game of hide and seek. Written by ????

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Taglines:

Close your eyes. Count to 10. And run for your life.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Próxima Vítima See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New Star Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Released on VHS in the UK under the title, 'Close Your Eyes And Pray'. See more »

Goofs

When one of the girls trips over a dead body, between three shots, John's dead body on the floor changes the way is it lying. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zack: THE FUN IS OVER
Female Survivor: [sees Zack racing towards her] He's coming back
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Alternate Versions

Available in both R-rated and Unrated versions. The unrated version has 2 more seconds of a close up of a ripped off head. See more »

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No peeking.
8 July 2008 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Ready or not. Here I come. Should you turn a blind eye, and pass this one as if you didn't notice it. Well, I didn't mind it, so why not take a chance. It's a passable, unassuming late low-cost 80s teen slasher of the same-old cheesy hijinks. Boozing, sex, party games (hide and seek on this occasion), topless nudity and a killer on the loose. You get the picture. It's got everything down-pat. The story sets the situation one night in a furniture store that one of the teen's fathers owns after the complex has shut for business. Unknowingly to them their playful attitude turns to survival when they realise they're being preyed upon in the locked-up building by a (well-dressed) killer that likes to wear the clothing of his victims (and doesn't like people who don't have a shopping agenda). Even with its slack pacing (plenty of aimless clock-punching to open), puerile script, dim lighting (which could create few eerie moods) and cheap FX. It manages to build up an ominous atmosphere (thanks to a brooding rock score and murkily vast setting) and install a real nasty side (some vicious and creative attacks caught by the leering camera) that all but evaporates in its spontaneously fruity climax and sudden conclusion. It's beyond silly and insipid! That'll hold up in court. Every now and again the director (quite clunky, flat and rough handling) tries to make you jump, but with less than flattering results. The performances from the young cast are hysterically over-dramatic, but do entertain with their boneheaded characters. They're not entirely likable though. Rancid, but mildly enjoyable slasher clone.


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