MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 358 this week

Seizure (1974)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  1974 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 461 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 26 critic

Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 29 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
Old
a list of 27 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Seizure" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Seizure (1974)

Seizure (1974) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seizure.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hand (1981)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe
Adventure | Horror | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward D. Murphy
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday
Jennifer (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »

Director: Brice Mack
Stars: Lisa Pelikan, Bert Convy, Nina Foch
Motel Hell (1980)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Salvador (1986)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy
Talk Radio (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope
Late Phases (2014)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.

Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Mary Elaine Monti
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

One of Oliver Stone's first films, Last Year in Viet Nam presents part of his personal experiences after coming back as a war veteran from the Vietnam war, trying to cope with terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Oliver Stone
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Edmund Blackstone
...
The Queen
...
Charlie Hughes
...
Nicole Blackstone
...
The Spider (as Herve Villechaize)
Anne Meacham ...
Eunice Kahn
Roger De Koven ...
Serge Kahn
...
Mark Frost
...
Mikki Hughes
...
Gerald
Timothy Ousey ...
Jason Blackstone
Henry Judd Baker ...
Jackal (as Henry Baker)
Lucy Bingham ...
Betsy
Alexis Kirk ...
Arris
Emil Meola ...
Gas Station Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the dream becomes reality and it never ends... Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She deals in death See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Queen of Evil  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Richard Cox. See more »

Quotes

Gas Station Attendant: I can't take a credit card.
Charlie Hughes: Why?
Gas Station Attendant: They have an encounter for the investigation.
Charlie Hughes: Listen idiot, this is a VIP card.
Gas Station Attendant: Look Jack, I...
Charlie Hughes: No wait a minute, Charles Hughes, not Jack. Did I say my name was Jack?
Gas Station Attendant: Jack, I don't particularly like being called an idiot.
Charlie Hughes: Wait a minute, wait a minute, my name is not Jack. It's Charles Hughes!
Gas Station Attendant: I don't care if your named was Rockefeller, nine dollars and twenty three cents.
Charlie Hughes: No no, not Rockefeller. Hughes, Charles Hughes, do you know what that means? You see that ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent first feature from Oliver Stone
1 February 2009 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Seizure will be a point of interest to many simply for the fact that it is the feature film debut of Oliver Stone; made some years before he went on to make critically acclaimed films such as Platoon and JFK. Despite not being a big fan of the director; that was actually the thing that attracted me to this film also, and while I didn't go in expecting much; I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised as this is a surprisingly good low budget seventies horror movie. The film is halfway between a psychological horror and a slasher film and we focus on a troubled horror writer named Edmund Blackstone. He is plagued by a recurring nightmare which involves creations from his own literature terrorising him. He decides to invite some friends round to his isolated country home, but gets some uninvited guests in the form of those pesky evil characters he created; who proceed to break up the party by killing his guests.

Seizure features an obvious low budget and as such there is a very cheap feel to it. However, Oliver Stone gets over this problem well thanks to some very capable handling and an entertaining cast. The simple plot means that the director has plenty of time to build up his characters, and he does this well. The central location is isolated and that helps to build the tension as the innocent characters are trapped in the house at the centre of the film. The set of bad guys is undoubtedly the most interesting thing about the film; Martine Beswick leads the way as sultry 'Queen of Evil' and gets good back up from an exotic looking strongman as well as a menacing dwarf named 'Spider'. Things are kept interesting thanks to the immediate action and the dialogue between the central characters, as well as a few revelations. It all builds down to a satisfying conclusion that gives credence to the plot and main character. It's a shame this film is so obscure really because I'm sure it could find an audience and it's certainly not the worst film Oliver Stone ever made! Recommended, if you can find it.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD m-wesley
Does anyone know ? rictenwheel25
vintage oliver stone brayheadsniper
Probably says more about me, than the movie but... ldziub
Blu-ray release! barnyard078
Discuss Seizure (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?