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September 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Dear Julie: Don't let me do it again...
Plot:
Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(13 articles)
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Who is the maniac murdering kinky Kinsky's group? See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Klaus Kinski ... Pieter Fales

Donna Wilkes ... Alison Fales

Marianna Hill ... Julie

Craig Wasson ... Doug

Richard Herd ... Donahue

Joe Regalbuto ... Jake

Christopher Lloyd ... Gilbert

Flo Lawrence ... Pat (as Flo Gerrish)
Kiva Lawrence ... Rosemary
Claude Duvernoy ... Françoise
Cindy Donlan ... Sally
Jon Greene ... Archie
David Assael ... Barney
Richard Balin ... Freddy
Fredric Cook ... Willy
Kathy Garrick ... Maxine
Gracia Lee ... Bruce
Tobar Mayo ... Fritz
Jonathon Millner ... Fritz's Friend (as Jonathan Millner)
Frances E. Nealy ... Housekeeper (as Frances Nealy)
Kimberly Jensen ... Girl on Motorbike

Jay May ... Boy on Motorbike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Riegel ... Secretary (uncredited)
Tony Swartz ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
David Paulsen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Paulsen 

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Christopher Pearce .... associate producer
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Craig Huxley  (as Craig Hundley)
 
Cinematography by
Norman Leigh 
 
Film Editing by
Richard S. Brummer  (as Dick Brummer)
Robert Fitzgerald 
Parvez Zabier (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Ann Bell  (as Anne Bell)
 
Art Direction by
Kathy Curtis-Cahill  (as Kathy Curtis Cahill)
 
Makeup Department
Erica Ueland .... makeup artist (as Erica Eulannd)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matia Karrell .... second assistant director
Caren Singer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ken Aichele .... assistant art director (as Ken Alchele)
Kathy Curtis-Cahill .... props (as Kathy Curtis Cahill)
 
Sound Department
Kenard King .... sound mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound editor
Emile Razpopov .... sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... boom operator (as John Stein)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bodin .... grip
Scott Buttfield .... best boy
Robert K. Feldmann .... second grip (as Robert Feldman)
Ted H. Hauser .... first assistant camera (as Ted Hauser)
Jeffrey Laszlo .... second assistant camera (as Jeff Laszlo)
Alex Levac .... still photographer
Dylan Shephard .... key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
Jeffrey Sudzin .... electrician (as Jeff Sudzin)
Christopher Tufty .... gaffer (as Chris Tufty)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Nicholson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Robin Chambers .... assistant editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... assistant editor
Claude Duvernoy .... assistant editor
Earl Watson .... associate editor
Linda Whittlesey .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Liz Mackiewicz .... assistant to producer
Patsy Pitts .... script supervisor
Linda Terrell .... location coordinator
David Weddle .... production assistant
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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89 min
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Continuity: In the note that Julie reads is different from the note seen. The note reads: "Murder I Think about it more and more the rejection is getting so hard to take nobody cares about me I feel so ugly my head is breaking maybe you'll understand the bullets in the chamber the guns ready blow i don't want murders but I have to make them hear me can you understand help me I'm scared to death." However Julie reads "Murder I think about it more and more they talk forever about their stupid problems and i'm the one who's miserable I want to shoot them through the head and i can do it I've got his gun you're one of them i'm going to kill you to." However next we see the letter it reads exactly as Julie read itSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Who is the maniac murdering kinky Kinsky's group?, 8 June 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

A vicious killer is bumping off members of the therapy group run by creepy Dr. Fales (Klaus Kinski). Can reporter Julie (Marianna Hill) discover who is responsible before she becomes the lunatic's next victim?

Armed with a long pair of very sharp scissors, dressed in long black coat and hat, and with his (or her) identity always hidden in the shadows, Schizoid's mysterious murderer could have come straight out of a giallo movie, as could the film's umpteen shifty suspects and numerous red herrings; creepy Euro-horror regular Klaus Kinski also adds a hint of European flavour.

Sadly, despite these similarities to the giallo, Schizoid lacks the verve and unpredictability of that genre's typical logic-free narrative, becoming mired in dreary familial strife and unnecessary police procedure, ultimately floundering in its own predictability; furthermore, the film's cinematography is devoid of the glorious visual excess often found in Italian horror.

Kinski is dreadfully miscast as a womanising therapist (not exactly the kind of role he was born to play), Wasson's performance is simply terrible, and Christopher Lloyd hardly stretches himself as an oddball handy-man. Far better than all three is Donna Wilkes, who convincingly plays Kinski's emotionally disturbed jail-bait daughter Alison, and who even gives fans (and her pervy on-screen father) an eyeful during a brief shower scene.

For the hilarious ending, when all the suspects converge on one location for a very daft finale, and for the lovely Wilkes, I give Schizoid 4.5/10 (rounded up to 5 for IMDb), but this is far from essential 80s horror.

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