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14 September 1973 (USA) See more »
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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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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
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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)
 
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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Tony:Where's Sally?
Andrea:She left, had a scout meeting.
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 14 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Point of Terror (1971)

BOMB (out of 4)

I need to admit that I have no idea what this film was about or what it was trying to say but here's the so-called plot. Tony (Peter Carpenter) is a nightclub singer at the Lobster Lounge where he's hoping to catch a break but most of the time he ends up in the beds of older women. Lately Tony has been having grisly nightmares of women being brutally murdered. Soon, one of these older woman (Dyanne Thorne of Ilsa fame) offers him a record contract. Tony, thinking he's going to get popular, starts acting like a star, which upsets the older woman.

Make any sense? I really don't know what the horror elements are doing in this film because it's mostly about Tony and his record contract. The horror elements are mainly shown through the nightmare images but trust me, hearing Tony sing is a lot scarier than anything we see violence wise. I kept watching this movie and expecting it to turn into a horror film but it remained a record contract film with a few doses of mystery, which were just downright boring and hard to follow as well.

The director at least knew to make the women get naked and yes boys, that includes Ilsa herself. Dyanne Thorne might not be the best actress around the block but she's got a lot of what the others don't have, if you get my drift. There's also another silly sex scene on a huge boulder (wouldn't that cause bad scratches to the back?) that the director shows using split screens. The film is bad enough to get a few laughs, especially the look at the bar, which seems to be decorated out of colored tin foil. Point of Terror fails on all other levels but I'd recommend you giving the soundtrack to someone you really hate.

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