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Scared to Death (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | March 1981 (USA)
An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the ... See full summary »

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John Stinson ...
Ted Lonergan
Diana Davidson ...
Jennifer Stanton
David Moses ...
Detective Lou Capell (as Jonathan David Moses)
Toni Jannotta ...
Sherry Carpenter
Walker Edmiston ...
Police Chief Dennis Warren
Pamela Bowman ...
Janie Richter
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Howard Tindall (as Michael Muscat)
Freddie Dawson ...
Virgil Watson
Tracy Weddle ...
Kathy Sperry
Joleen Porcaro ...
Kelly - Victim #5
David Daniels ...
Michael, roller skater (as Joseph Daniels)
Stephen Fanning ...
Scott, roller skater
Greer Justin ...
Sandy, rollerskater
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Victor Colter
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Police Lab Man (as John Moskal Jr.)
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An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the work of the Syngenor - the synthesized genetic organism! Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Director William Malone decided to make a monster movie because it was the type of film that you could get a lot of production value for very little money. He had experience making monster masks as he previously worked as a designer at a Halloween mask factory. See more »

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Pretty boring, even if you like bad movies
16 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

(Warning: I'm not fully bilingual, so please forgive me for my poor English vocabulary) This one was awful from start to finish! There was no notable action: the main characters were in a big investigation, full of dull dialogues, and the creature was just wandering around in the sewers doing some cheap kills once in a while, nothing too original, entertaining or gory.

Not absolutely painful, just plain boring.

If you want to see something a little better with the same creature, try Syngenor instead. I'm a big fan of the genre, especially the "so bad it's good" sub-genre, but this one is definitely not in that league. Avoid.


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