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Boardinghouse (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  14 January 1983 (USA)
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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

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)
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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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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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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 »

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Great for all the wrong reasons
25 May 2003 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

I worked at a video store where we happened to have a copy of boardinghouse, and after laughing uncontrollably at the cover, I talked some friends into renting it. Since then, for about 4 years straight we would always rent boardinghouse on new years eve and watch it prior to the ball drop, as it became a cult tradition in our area. My favorite line has to be when one of the random men walk in and say "What is this, a harem?" and a random woman replys in a high pitched voice, "no." the mans response is just, "Well, sh*t." who can write dialogue like that? Great scenes include when the refrigerator throws food upon one of the young women, and you can see the arm stretching out of the fridge to throw yogurt at the poor actress. A truly bad movie that is a gas to watch, I would love to get a copy on tape, but 'tis hard to find.


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