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Boardinghouse (1982)

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


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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)
Brian Bruderlin ...
Selma Kora ...
Sandy (as Belma Kora)
Tracy O'Brian ...
Mary McKinley ...
Rosane Woods ...
Cindy Williamson ...
Christopher Conlan ...
Elizabeth Hall ...
Tom Mones ...
The Agent
Dean Disico ...
Elliot Van Koghbe ...
Officer Weston


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 <>

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Where the rent won't kill you, but somthing else will! See more »


Comedy | Horror


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The original version of the film ran a total of two hours and thirty eight minutes, but was cut to one hour and thirty eight minutes by the distributor back in 1983. This was the first shot on video film that was blown up to 35MM and released in theatres in 1983. Slasher // Video released a 30th Anniversary DVD with an extensive amount of extras, including several songs from the band Lightstorm as well as including for the first time the original 2hr 38 min Dir cut See more »


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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