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Frightmare (1983)

 -  Horror  -  September 1983 (USA)
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Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered ... See full summary »

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Ferdy Mayne ...
Conrad Radzoff (as Ferdinand Mayne)
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Mrs. Rohmer
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Wolfgang
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Meg
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Etta Radzoff
Alan Stock ...
Oscar
Twyla Littleton ...
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Joe Witherell ...
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Janet Lee Orcutt ...
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Carlene Olson ...
Eve
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Bobo
Donna McDaniel ...
Donna
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Peter Kastner ...
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Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered powerful black magic, and Conrad hasn't taken his final bows yet. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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While Ferdy Mayne played the villain in the movie, those who worked on the film described him off camera as a dignified, friendly man. See more »

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During a scene towards the end of the movie where Conrad is walking up a staircase towards Stu, a hose can be seen spraying fog on the stairs. See more »

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Referenced in The Monster Squad (1987) See more »

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Supernatural slasher with some stylish touches.
11 August 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Conrad Radzoff is more or less a combination of Vincent Price and Christopher Lee:two famous Gothic horror icons.He sleeps in his coffin like Bela Lugosi and he considers himself a superstar.Unfortunately the times of his stardom are falling apart as he only gets silly roles in commercials.So Conrdad kills his director and after murder he suddenly dies.His body is kept in creepy Gothic mausoleum.A group of university students decide to steal his coffin and defile his corpse.But Conrad isn't really dead.He rises from his slumber and kills defilers one by one..."Frightmare" by Norman Thaddeus Vane is a likable supernatural slasher with few gory deaths including decapitated Jeffrey Combs.The storyline is absurd with standard scare techniques,but if you like supernatural slashers with levitating coffins give this one a chance.7 horror stars out of 10.


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