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14 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Demons long locked in the depths of the mind come to destroy the weak and believing! See more »
A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares. | Add synopsis »
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Peter Carpenter ... Tony Trelos
Dyanne Thorne ... Andrea Hilliard
Lory Hansen ... Helayne Hilliard

Leslie Simms ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hope Lugosi ... Bar Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Nicol 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Carpenter  story
Ernest A. Charles  screenplay
Tony Crechales  screenplay
Chris Marconi  story

Produced by
Peter Carpenter .... producer
Chris Marconi .... producer
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser .... associate producer (as Marilyn J. Tenser)
Original Music by
Don Hulette (uncredited)
Don Vincent (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Robert Maxwell  (as Bob Maxwell)
Film Editing by
R.A. Radecki 
Makeup Department
Jimie .... hair stylist
Nora Maxwell .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Clark Will .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Caper Sr. .... still photographer
Ken Gibb .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marion Kops .... fashion design
Editorial Department
Verna Fields .... supervising editor
Ruth Shea .... negative cutter
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Don Vincent .... orchestrator
Other crew
Tony Crechales .... assistant to producers
Deborah Maxwell .... script supervisor (as Debbie Maxwell)

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UK:88 min | USA:88 min
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Sleazy, greasy Seventies aesthetics, 30 November 2001
Author: BrunoMatteisNumberOneFan from Norway

Tony Trelos is a slick crooner at a nightclub called the Lobster House. Screaming and waking up from a nightmare (of his own terrible, terrible nightclub act) on a secluded beach he meets evil- looking and decadent Andrea (Dyanne Thorne) who's wearing a tasteless bikini. They get involved, as she's the wife of the crippled and bitter head of National Records. After one night of love- making in the pool she kills her defenceless wheel chaired husband. When the beautiful Helayne (daughter of the crippled homicide- victim) arrives, Tony falls in love with her, and he's torn between the two women. Things get outta hand and Tony throws a foul- mouthed Andrea off a cliff when she puts pressure on him for witnessing the murder and refusing his upcoming record contract. Things get even worse when Tony is suddenly shot dead by his waitress ex- girlfriend Sally, who's pregnant with his child. And then the magic starts... Tony screams and wakes up at the beach (it was all a bad dream), Andrea comes up to him, and highlights from the movie follows, only to be topped by Tony waking up and screaming once more!!! THE END. Very original.

This is not a good film. The Lobster House is decorated with tinfoil, Tony Trelos looks like a disturbing mixture of Tony Curtis and musician Herb Albert, and a lot of screen time is used showing him with his shirt off. Note that Carpenter who plays this ambitious Vegas sleazebag is also writer and producer. Scenes of Helayne and Tony horseback- riding is pure (and poor) excess, and Tony's crazy/ridiculous songs are downright awful. Pointless scenes of flashbacks to Tony's unhappy and clichéd childhood are seemingly endless. The ending with it all being a bad dream, and then a bad dream within a bad dream is not clever, just stupid. Some sequences appear experimental. I guess this isn't intentional, but proves a laughable lack of basic filmmaking skills. A clumsy and boring movie. Avoid. Avoid.

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