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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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He was terrifying in life. but even more in death. See more »

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9 September 1983 (USA)  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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The film scenes which are supposed to show Ferdy Mayne's heyday are actually clips which feature Christopher Lee in relatively early roles. See more »

Goofs

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 Donnie Darko (2001) See more »

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Gothic Gore
15 October 2003 | by (Northern KY, USA) – See all my reviews

Frightmare is an interesting attempt to combine the old thirties style horror with eighties slasher. Ferdinand Mayne stars as Conrad Ragzoff, an arrogant old ham horror actor who dies of a stroke. Some of his fans steal his body from his tomb(what fans!) and all heck breaks loose. Mayne is lots of fun, appearing on a special monitor in the tomb and taunting his soon to be victims. The opening parts of the movie are wonderful; showing Conrad's old movies, him taking care of an unlikeable director, etc. The scenes in the old house, where Conrad stalks the kids, are a little more basic, but still entertaining.

Jeffery Combs is good, but the movie really belongs to Mayne. He seems to enjoy himself and makes the movie lots of fun. So basically, it's not one of the great horror movies or anything like that, but still well worth seeing for fans of eighties horror.


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