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Point of Terror (1973)

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A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

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Peter Carpenter ...
Tony Trelos
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Andrea Hilliard
Lory Hansen ...
Helayne Hilliard
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Fran
Joel Marston ...
Martin Hilliard
Paula Mitchell ...
Sally
Dana Diamond ...
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Al Dunlap ...
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Ernest A. Charles ...
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Roberta Robson ...
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A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

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Demons long locked in the depths of the mind come to destroy the weak and believing! See more »


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14 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Na granicy strachu  »

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Tony: Where's Sally?
Andrea: She left, had a scout meeting.
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Referenced in My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) See more »

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Drifter of the Heart
Written by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson
Produced by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson
Performed by Peter Carpenter (uncredited)
Recorded at Crystal Sound Recordings stages, Hollywood
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Jaw-Droppingly Delirious, Demented Bad Film Fun!
8 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Get a group together to witness POINT OF TERROR which, as others will have noted, is not a horror movie (but *is* pretty horrible!). The film is, rather, a sexploitation melodrama about a ruthless, ladder-climbing lounge singer, Tony Trelos (Peter Carpenter) who gets involved both intimately and professionally with Andrea (Dyanne Thorne), the sex-starved, alcoholic wife of a wheelchair-bound music industry mogul. Everything about this film is a howler: script, acting, production values (tin-foil sets), and the music...the music...oh, those songs! On top of everything else we have a protagonist who likes to "drop trou" and show off his humpy bod (and there ain't nuthin' wrong with that!). Peter Carpenter must have an ego the size of Mount Rushmore to flash us a lingering butt-shot when he emerges from a shower as well as a fully nude side-angle shot where his leg just barely hides the family jewels from view. WOOF!!! Did he ever do a Playgirl spread? It certainly would have been up his alley... Tempestuous blonde bombshell co-star Dyanne Thorne is a force to be reckoned with (and how!) with a rack that won't quit, and her buoyant topless scene in a swimming pool is one of the film's highlights (along with her many excursions into overacting). Watch for scenes with Joel Marston as the wheelchair-bound husband who can't seem to sit still (although he's supposed to be utterly incapacitated from the waist down), and in one poolside scene catches himself just before crossing his legs! Leslie Simms in a supporting role as one of Andrea's lush friends is a scene stealer, while Paula Mitchell as Sally turns in a tragically robotic performance. It just keeps getting better and better...! The film's cinematography is often laughably blurry when "focusing" on Carpenter during his lounge act at The Lobster House (yes, The Lobster House, I kid you not), or else it's bizarrely "creative" (as happens during a moonlit, beach-side sex scene involving select points of view shown in split-screen). Oh, and the wardrobe...and hair!!! Look, if you're not a fan of "bad cinema", don't bother with this title since you won't even be able to appreciate the astonishing epic quality of this carefully crafted bomb. But if you're like me, and get sick chuckles out of films that tried really hard but totally missed the mark, then rent this one immediately or buy it (Rhino DVD released POINT OF TERROR as part of a multi-film set titled HORRIBLE HORRORS in October of 2004). This one gets a whopping 8 out of 10 just because its so terribly awful that it's engagingly entertaining in repeat viewings (and how cool is that!?!) -- how often does a "bad" film come along that still yields new stuff to ridicule on repeat viewings? POINT OF TERROR is a winner! And speaking of winners, what EVER happened to a talent like Peter Carpenter??? Enquiring Minds Want To Know!!!


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