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Hysterical (1983)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  July 1983 (USA)
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman... See full summary »

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Frederic Lansing / Casper
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is resurrected, two daring adventure seekers are brought in to solve the case and find out the secret of the lighthouse. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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WARNING This movie contains scenes of violent comedy, explicit humour and excessive laughter. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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[Dr. Paul Baton, Fritz, and Kate all run to the sheriff's office.]
Dr. Paul Batton: We've got trouble!
Fritz: Right here in River City!
All: With a capital T and that rhymes with G and that stands for GHOUL!
Kate: We've got Captain Howdy!
Dr. Paul Batton: Right here in Hellview City!
Fritz: With a capital C and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zom... bie.
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Absolute silliness
11 March 2000 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

While horribly dated, this film still can make you bray out loud with laughter. In the vein of the Airplane movies, it is simply silly. Some creative editing, while pleasing to the eye, will make natives of Depoe Bay and Newport, Oregon (where most of it was filmed) do a double take and say "what the....?" In summary, a great film if you don't take yourself too seriously.


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