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Death Screams (1982)

R | | Horror | 14 May 1982 (USA)
Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kiger ...
Lily Carpenter
Martin Tucker ...
Coach Neil Marshall
William T. Hicks ...
Sheriff Avery
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Ramona
Jody Kay ...
Sandy
John Kohler ...
Diddle
Andrea Savio ...
Kathy (as Andria Savio)
Curt Rector ...
Bob
Josh Gamble ...
Tom
Hanns Manship ...
Casey
Helene Tryon ...
Edna Sharpe
Mary Fran Lyman ...
Agnes Bottomly
Monica Boston ...
Sheila
Mike Brown ...
Walker
Sharon Alley ...
Sara
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Storyline

Locals are celebrating the last night of carnival, such as newly in-love couple Bob and Kathy, coach, Neil Marshall, waitresses, timid blonde Lily and comely, nubile Ramona, their boss Jackson and learning difficulties teenage peeping tom Casey who's dad Avery is the town sheriff. Several them decide to spend the night down at the river, where a unknown double homicide climaxed there some nights before. But among the fairgoers is the one responsible for the deaths and as he/she lurks in the shadow troubled over a tragic past (or just about one thing or another) deciding to take his/her frustrations out with a machete on those he/she blames for all the misfortunes in his/her life. Following the group back to his/her riverside stamping grounds he/she sets about ensuring no one leaves the area alive. Written by suspicous

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House of Death  »

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The police officer taking pictures during the final sequence was an actual sheriffs officer from the Rutherfordton country sheriffs department who was asked to join in to make it "more realistic". See more »

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Lily Carpenter: Maniacs lick hands too!
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Referenced in The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) See more »

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Psycho killer movie is a neat little package.
23 January 2000 | by (Trenton, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this film under the title "House of Death". Although it may seem standard and cheesy, it's lots of fun to watch, and it's fairly gory, too! Nine teenagers who live in a small North Carolina town go to the local carnival and have lots of fun. What they don't know is: a killer is stalking them! They proceed to go to a cemetery, tell ghost stories, and camp out in a creepy old abandoned house. Could the killer be lurking inside? Though predictable, "Death Screams" is rather fun, exciting, and scary. The music, I thought, was pretty good, and the actors weren't bad either. Many scenes are atmospheric and misty, and believe me, there are "Death Screams" aplenty in this one!


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