MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,679 this week

Ring of Terror (1962)

 -  Drama  -  February 1962 (USA)
1.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 1.6/10 from 839 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 11 critic

A group of medical students undertake some silly and frightening endeavors in order to pledge a fraternity.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 934 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
a list of 98 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 205 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ring of Terror (1962)

Ring of Terror (1962) on IMDb 1.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ring of Terror.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George E. Mather ...
Lewis B. Moffitt
Austin Green
Esther Furst ...
Betty Crawford
Norman Ollestad ...
Lew's Roommate (as Norman Ollstead)
Lomax Study ...
Professor Rayburn
Pamela Raymond ...
Alice Lund
Jerry Zinneman ...
(as Jerry Zin)
Joseph Conway ...
R.J. Dobson
June Smaney ...
Rag Doll Milford
Ed Erwin ...
(as Eddie Erwin)
Ann Morgan ...
Coed Waitress
Tom Brandt
Hal Hoover
Charles Martin
Ollie O'Toole ...
Dr. Walsh
Edit

Storyline

Med student Lewis Moffitt harbours a secret fear of the dark stemming from a traumatic childhood incident involving a corpse. Nonetheless, he pretends to be unaffected during the first autopsy witnessed by his class, and generally affects an attitude of fearlessness. This, however, inspires his would-be frat brothers to conceive a particularly morbid initiation ritual -- one which will, inevitably, go horribly awry. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

These "college" students are clearly in their 40s. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fearless, Four-Eyes, Fats and the Fraternity
5 April 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Forty-something 'college' medical undergraduate (Mather) is afraid of the dark, but fearless when it comes to observing autopsies or dispatching rattle snakes. So his fraternity initiation dare is to break into the mausoleum and retrieve the ring from the finger of a corpse. There's about 20 minutes of storyline padded out to 70 minutes as the audience endures a beauty contest, a musical dance routine and a pair of fatties gorging themselves first on soda, then ice cream, then hot dogs and lecturing us on the importance of treating people well regardless of their apparent obesity.

If you can brook movies where nothing happens, then "Ring of Terror" will be right up your alley. No suspense, no horror, no chills unless you count the cat screeching after the on-screen narrator steps on its tail. The cat's name is "Puma" and that's fairly indicative of the ruse for which "Ring of Terror" (emphasis on "terror") is guilty in its false pretense.

Perhaps the only notable aspect of this movie is that the sound editing was done by future Academy Award winning editor Verna Fields (for "Jaws"). So at least you could say that the sound was well done. The only thing terrifying or grotesque is the sight of the two chubbies making out while inhaling hot dogs, each biting the bun from one end, invariably meeting in the middle to continue their canoodling in earnest; the rest is mere bin juice from the trash video can.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ring of Terror (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?