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Frightmare (1983)

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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Conrad Radzoff (as Ferdinand Mayne)
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Saint
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Mrs. Rohmer
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Wolfgang
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Meg
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Etta Radzoff
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Oscar
Twyla Littleton ...
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Joe Witherell ...
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Janet Lee Orcutt ...
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Carlene Olson ...
Eve
Scott Thomson ...
Bobo
Donna McDaniel ...
Donna
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Stu
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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Experience Terror As Cold As The Grave See more »

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9 September 1983 (USA)  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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David Del Valle provided the various horror film memorabilia seen in this film. 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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Features Tempi duri per i vampiri (1959) See more »

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I thought maybe....
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought maybe... maybe this could be good. An early appearance by the Re-Animator (Jeffery Combs); many homage's to old horror movies; the Troma label on the front… this movie could be a gem! I thought wrong.

Frightmare is a boring, overplayed, half assed homage to the fright films of yore. The story is an old one, young people breaking into a house, getting drunk, making love, and tampering with things that shouldn't be tampered with. The oft – recycled slasher film formula is used here, this time with a thought to be dead actor named Conrad Radzoff doing the killing. In fact, the performance by the Radzoff's actor Ferdy Mayne is the only redeeming quality of this film. He does the snooty Dracula style character very well. But as for the kids, its not so good, with Combs only having a minimal part.

The film lacks entertainment value, and only features one cool character, and one or two scenes that can hold your attention. I do not recommend this film unless you are desperate for something to watch, and this is the only movie left at blockbuster.


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