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Isn't It Shocking? (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  2 October 1973 (USA)
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A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

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A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

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Isso não é Mesmo Chocante?  »

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In his biography 'Please Don't Shoot My Dog', Jackie Cooper claims virulent anti-second amendment actor Alan Alda justified playing a gun-carrying lawman by stating the character he played - a sheriff - wouldn't have actually used his gun. See more »

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One of the less notable made for TV seventies horror flicks
29 October 2007 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

I've found, after seeing a dozen or so of them, that made for TV seventies horror flicks are generally good for seventy minutes of entertainment. This one looked really good considering the comments about it, so I hoped that I'd be in for one of the better ones; however, that wasn't the case. It's not that this is a bad film, but it's not all that good either and certainly isn't one of the better made for TV movies from the seventies that I've seen. The plot is interesting enough, and focuses on a small town where a bunch of old people are dying. There are certain similarities between the deaths, and it leads Sheriff Dan Barnes (Alan Alda) to investigate. The plot plods along at a relaxing pace, and there's not a great deal of suspense or interest, which is a bit of a surprise since director John Badham would go on to make the very suspenseful thriller 'Nick of Time'...though that was twenty two years later. The small town setting provides a good place for the film to take place, but this isn't taken advantage of to any notable extent, and the film simply boils down to a simple ending. Overall, this film isn't terrible; but it's not great either, and I can't really recommend bothering to track it down.


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