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Death Screams (1982)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1982 (USA)
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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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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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The last scream you hear... is your own! See more »

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Diddle: We're going down to the river tonight. It'll be a night to go down in history!
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Can anyone make sense of this film?
11 March 2001 | by (Des Moines, IA) – See all my reviews

I honestly did not understand this movie. In addition to the movie having terrible acting, thirty-something teenagers, and a lifted soundtrack, there didn't seem to be much motive or plot. The back of the box claims that the murderer was excluded from carnival activities as a child and was therefore getting his revenge. However, the movie never even touches on this. All we get are a few obscure and unexplained references. It is mentioned that Casey was driving a car that killed the sheriff's son, but nothing was confirmed. Casey's mother told him that stealing was bad, so he went and killed the one person he truly cared about. Then, towards the end, the weird flashback about him witnessing a woman taking money for sex. When it was all over, the one of the survivors asks the sheriff, "Why?"- I thought I was finally going to get some answers. Unfortunately, all the sheriff said was "I don't know". What kind of answer is that?!? All I was left with was a sense of bewilderment- and anger that I wasted my time with this movie- NO STARS!


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