Ring of Terror (1962)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  February 1962 (USA)
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A group of medical students undertake some silly and frightening endeavors in order to pledge a fraternity.



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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


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>

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This movie was parodied in season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »


In the dance scene, the band members' movements have nothing to do with the music played. While saxophones can be heard, the sax players are shown with their instruments on their knees. Later, there is a tune featuring a trumpet, but there isn't even a trumpet in the band. See more »

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Ed Wood... move over!
12 October 2005 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

There is one good thing about this movie, I only paid 50 cents for it at the dollar store. (Even the dollar store discounted it) The comments on this site about this film are right on target (and hilarious). It did seem like the entire movie was going to center on the caretaker calling his cat. The "college kids" were closer to retirement than graduation. The best acting was done by "John Doe". He should have had top billing. I have seen "bullet bras" in 50's films, but this was the first time ever to witness an "ICBM bra". Don't miss the dance scene. The dance tune, featuring a trumpet as the lead instrument, is performed by a band not having a trumpet. The goofy girl with pony tails, the nerdy guy, and the overweight couple were obviously added for comedy relief. Relief from what? I had to use the fast forward several times just to get to the "action", only to slip right passed the "action" without noticing it. This film is best viewed in "fast forward", and don't worry about missing the sound, it doesn't add anything to the plot. The dollar store won't refund my 50 cents.

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