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Point of Terror (1971)

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
Dyanne Thorne ...
Andrea Hilliard
Lory Hansen ...
Helayne Hilliard
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Fran
Joel Marston ...
Martin Hilliard
Paula Mitchell ...
Sally
Dana Diamond ...
Waitress
Al Dunlap ...
Charlie
Ernest A. Charles ...
Detective (as Ernest Charles)
Roberta Robson ...
1st Wife
Tony Kent ...
Priest
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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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14 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Blood on the Point of Terror  »

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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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This Is . . .
Written by Bea Verdi
Produced by Hal Davis
Performed by Peter Carpenter (uncredited)
Courtesy of Motown Records
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The Point of "Point of Terror"
15 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer (weho90069) summed up the this film quite succinctly, but did he stress the title's musical contribution enough? Only by seeing it would you be able to know just how eye-rolling a production number can actually be. A horrendous musical intro kicks off the film as the opening credits roll, with the lead character Tony Trelos aping about on stage in a blazing, red suede suit with waterfall fringe. The 'live' performances go from bad to worse, as we soon see the actor singing to the rafters in his regular venue, The Lobster House (that is, after a quick shag before curtain). It is in this setting we see Andrea shopping him with her eyes, adding him up as he performs seemingly only for her. Andrea's cool, calculating gaze tells us that it's more than stage talent she's wanting to sign.

Lyrically speaking, the theme song "Lifebeats" (which is repeated throughout) is the narrative that clues us in on the inner world of Sir Trelos. It is this song that he cuts for his first record that proves to be too much for his new rep Andrea, as she abruptly halts the recording session with a dash of her hand, barking out a "FROM the TOP!" It was either ending too soon for her, or else she just couldn't sign off on the vocal at that point. Either way, it gives us another chance to hear it some more. The singer does have his moments vocally-speaking, but we all do when we play American Idol Home Edition. The draw for Trelos' fans is obviously not in his throat.

I recommend you watch POT, but better still, really listen--

"Lifebeats turning into Lovebeats... Lovebeats turning into Lifebeats, moving in and taking over me...".

Wow, man.


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