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Boardinghouse (1982)

A boarding house is reopened years after gruesome murders were committed there. Suddenly, the body count begins once more!

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(screenplay) (as Jonema)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wintergate ...
Jim Royce / Gardner (as Hawk Adly)
Kalassu ...
Victoria (as Kalassu Kay)
Lindsay Freeman ...
Debbie Hoffman (as Alexandra Day)
Joel Riordan ...
Joel Weintraub (as Joel McGinnis Riordan)
...
Richard
Selma Kora ...
Sandy (as Belma Kora)
Tracy O'Brian ...
Suzie
Mary McKinley ...
Cindy
Rosane Woods ...
Gloria
Cindy Williamson ...
Pam
Christopher Conlan ...
Christopher
Elizabeth Hall ...
Terri
Tom Mones ...
The Agent
Dean Disico ...
Harris
Elliot Van Koghbe ...
Officer Weston
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Storyline

Resembling a cross between "The Amityville Horror" and a Playboy Playmates video, this film tells the terrifying tale of a cheesy video special effect that stalks bikini-clad women. In between scenes of them playfully splashing each other and wrestling with each other's bathing suit tops, they're murdered and/or terrorized by horrific hallucinations. These hallucinations include seeing blood in the shower stalls (while they're trying to lather up), having giant monsters jump out of the hall closet, and seeing their faces temporarily turn into rubber halloween masks. Written by Mike Justice <Fergus21@hotmail.com>

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Last Week the Hoffman house was opened for boarders. Along with the new residents...Something else moved in! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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14 January 1983 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Shot in two weeks in 1981. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Bad but not boring
15 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly watchable shot-on-video horror flick about mysterious happenings at a boardinghouse where people have been dying in various OMEN-like ways. Enter a psychic dude who takes up residence at the place and all hell breaks loose.

Apparently made by people who usually produced porn but decided to try their hand at horror for a change, and it shows.

Nothing about this movie is anywhere near "good", but the filmmakers show a sort of mischievous enthusiasm for their work, and two or three scenes deliver on an amusingly adolescent level.

Basically, it's a showcase for some second-rate gore effects which are preceded by a William Castle-like gimmick consisting of a flashing neon image and an electronic zinger sound. Yes, it's extremely dumb, but at least it's never boring, and it's far more entertaining than other straight-to-video crap such as BLOOD CULT and THE RIPPER.


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