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Terror in the Night (1964)

Teen-Age Strangler (original title)
A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bloom ...
John Ensign ...
Rick Harris
Stacy Smith ...
Jim Asp
Mickey Banga
Jo Canterbury ...
Steve Christian
Joe Church
Kathy Haddád
John Humphries ...
Sue Jiminson
Nelson Paden
Connie Pollard
Stan Witowski
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A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick. Written by Steven Otte <flagator@gate.net>

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A caress...an embrace...then defilement and death! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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According to John Humphries, most of the cast and crew of this film were friends or relatives of director Ben Parker. See more »

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The second murder victim is clearly strangled by someone wearing a black leather jacket with a white bulldog emblem. This happens before Jimmy throws away his jacket and before the fight in which the emblem comes off Curly's jacket. See more »

Quotes

Mikey Walton: And he didn't steal no bike either! I did!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Willows Wept
by Clark Davis & Grace Liggett
Vocals sung by Stacy Smith
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I think we've just found Waldo!
22 September 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This campy whodunit is an example of the fun that was the 1960s. There's a distinct "Manos: The Hands of Fate" flavor to the film as we have a shrill, overacting female lead, a creepy Torgo-esquire janitor, an authoritarian cop, a jaunty soundtrack that never fails to entertain, various shots of teens necking, and plenty of Southern accents to go around. Some of the scenes are superfluous (such as just about any scene with the character Curly), yet there is little denying that overall the film is quite enjoyable. Perhaps most fun of all, though, is the unforgettable character of Mikey. He's the androgynous, whiny teen that you just can't help but love. I give the movie a score of 6/10, and the MST3K version a 9/10.


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