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Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  26 January 1979 (USA)
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10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.

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Steve / Parker
Patrick Byers ...
Cal
Mary Agen Cox ...
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Robin Bradley ...
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Beverly Allen ...
Jookie / Crazy Annie
Brandy Barrett ...
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Charles Rucker ...
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Jan Norton ...
Lauri
Malcolm Edmonds
Nicole Salley
William Goodman
Jean Sweeney
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The Kid - Service Station Attendant (as Bill Ragsdale)
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10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.

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The actors in the wraparound segments appear as different characters in the vignettes. It wasn't scripted this way, but the filmmakers concluded it was an easy way to cut costs, rationalizing that it would be natural for the people listening to envision themselves in the stories. See more »

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To this day I rate this as one of the scariest movie I ever saw as a child at the drive-in
7 September 2004 | by (Oregon State) – See all my reviews

When I was 10 years old, I saw the previews for this movie on television. Seeing spooky shows/movies on t.v. and in the safety of my home, I was intrigued as a little girl to see this movie. I begged my family to take us to it when it would come to our local drive-in. It happened to show the week of July 4th in our town. My family and my dad's brother's family all loaded up two full size vans to go see this movie I begged for all of us to go see! My dad and uncle tried to make light of the spookiness for the rest of us by laughing and joking at crucial parts in the movie, but I was already spooked. I got half way through the movie and climbed over the back seat of the van to try and avoid seeing or hearing anymore! It didn't work. I was too curious and would peek over the seat at what seemed to be the worst parts of the film. I was thoroughly scared and regretted that I got what I asked for. This movie gave me more nightmares than any other movie or story I had ever seen, read or heard. Not even the Exorcist or The Shining scared me as much as this movie and I don't know why. The story telling was creepy and the visuals were just enough to frighten!


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