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Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.



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Cast overview:
Matt Borel ...
John / Ron
Steve / Parker
Patrick Byers ...
Mary Agen Cox ...
Robin Bradley ...
Sally / Annie's Roommate
Ray Gaspard ...
Harper / Billy
Beverly Allen ...
Jookie / Crazy Annie
Brandy Barrett ...
Charles Rucker ...
Jan Norton ...
Malcolm Edmonds
Nicole Salley
William Goodman
Jean Sweeney
The Kid - Service Station Attendant (as Bill Ragsdale)


10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night When The Kids Arrived At The Lake See more »


Horror | Mystery


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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howlings of a Winter's Night  »

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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 »


References The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) See more »

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hit or miss anthology film. but with more hit then miss
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

a film i first saw in 1979 at the drive in. i was very young, but the'green room' story really shook me up. seeing the film years later it's a really odd and weird film. there's a weird aura to the whole film. its very amateurish, but a lot of it really works. the great ending is bizarre, but haunting. overall a good film to watch for the anthology fan. it's not easy to get hold of. but originals on VHS do exist, though any DVD is a bootleg as of this writing. i'd say overall it really fits the times, as it was filmed in the late 70's. the acting isn't great, but it is pretty fitting for the film. and i'd expect the 'green room' episode to be the favorite story to most.

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