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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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In the shadow of evil, in the echo of sins. In the icy stare of moonlight, our ghostly tale begins. See more »


Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

26 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howlings of a Winter's Night  »

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Did You Know?


In an era when most horror movies were rated R, the filmmakers deliberately avoided including sex, drugs and graphic violence so they could garner a PG rating, thus ensuring younger viewers would see their film. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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One of the first low budget urban legend horror films
11 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film is a sinful pleasure. Granted it is not the best film to come out of Hollywood, but that's because it did not come from Hollywood. Here is my point: First of all the film was written, directed and produced by kids (early twenties) from Louisiana. The initial distribution was with 4 prints they carried around to their local north Louisiana theaters. After it performed quite well it was picked up by a "Hollywood" distributor ( and of course the kids who made it got screwed). The film then performed very well both here and abroad. Another point is they raised all the monies to make the film(the movie cost less than 2 tickets and popcorn at a theater today) so you got to give them credit. Horror buffs can certainly see where some of the other films borrowed from this little indie. In conclusion, if you have ever thought of or dreamed of making your own film this is worth seeing (if you can find it).

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