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The Last Horror Film (1982)

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
J'Len Winters ...
Girl In Jaccuzi / Beach Girl Teaser
John Kelly ...
Man In Theatre
Simone Overman ...
Woman #1 In Theatre
Malgosia Casey ...
Woman #2 In Theatre
Patty Salier ...
Woman #3 In Theatre
Chip Hamilton ...
New York Man
George Valismis ...
New York Man
Peter D'Arcy ...
New York Man (as Peter Darcy)
Filomena Spagnuolo ...
Vinny's Mother (as Mary Spinell)
Don Talley ...
Mai Britt Finseth ...
Bikini Girl / Beach Girl
Valerie ...
Bikini Girl
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Vinny is obsessed with famous actress Jana Bates and is determined to have her star in his movie. He travels to the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and convince her. Unfortunately, he goes about things in a rather unprofessional manner and people invloved with Jana Bates begin to disappear. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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She's dying to be in his film... See more »


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

17 July 1985 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Fanatical Extreme  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was shot guerrilla style without permits at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. See more »


A crew person can be glimpsed laying down on the ground throwing fake blood up at Brett while Vinny is slashing him with a chainsaw. See more »


Vinny Durand: Hi, Ma.
Vinny's Mother: Hi, Vinny. You're home early. What's wrong? Are you sick?
Vinny Durand: I'm fine. Couldn't be better. I'm home early because I just got my round-trip plane ticket. I'm leaving tomorrow for Europe. I'm going to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival, Ma!
Vinny's Mother: [as Vinny goes to his room to pack] Vinny, stop talking about those crazy ideas of yours. I made baked macaroni. You don't eat right. You need more proten so you wouldn't have to think of those crazy ideas.
Vinny Durand: I don't know why you think my ideas...
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Crazy Credits

End cast list is presented in order of appearance. See more »


References Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981) See more »


Perfect Stranger
Written and performed by Jesse Frederick and Jeff Koz
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Great performance by Spinell...
7 January 2000 | by (Dunwoody, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I had put off seeing this for a long time because, although an admirer of Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro, I am NOT a fan of gore. When the only video store in my area with a copy told me they would be closing, I finally gave in and rented it, knowing it may very well be my last chance. I was pleasantly surprised to see how little gore there was (and what WAS there was either too brief to really disturb me, or was obviously "movie-within-movie" fake), and by the cleverness of the script. The brilliant performance by Joe Spinell, however, came as no surprise. Playing an obsessed fan and would-be director, Spinell was both pathetic and sympathetic. I found myself feeling sorry for this desperate loser, even as I dreaded what he might do.

The Cannes Film Festival setting makes this a must-see for movie buffs, who will enjoy going frame-by-frame through the montages of movie posters and marquees.

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