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Screamplay (1985)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  November 1985 (USA)
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A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rufus Butler Seder ...
Edgar Allan (as Rufus B. Seder)
Eugene Seder ...
Al Weiner
Cheryl Hirshman ...
Harriet Weiner
James McCann ...
Sonny Weiner
Clif Sears ...
Busdriver
Johanna Wagner ...
Coffee Shop Waitress
Lonny McDougall ...
Transvestite
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Martin
Basil J. Bova ...
Tony Cassano
George Cordeiro ...
Sgt. Joe Blatz
Ed Callahan ...
Keven Kleindorf
M. Lynda Robinson ...
Nina Ray
Katy Bolger ...
Holly
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Lot
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Nicky Blair (as Jim Connor)
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This is the story of aspiring sreenwriter Edgar Allen (Rufus Seder) as he arrives in Hollywood carrying his most valuable possessions: a suitcase and a typewriter. Edgar Allen's best attribute is his wild imagination. He imagines scenes so vividly for the murder mystery he is writing that they seem to come to life...and they do! As mysterious murders pile up, and Edgar Allen must confront old actresses, rock stars, and the police in the bleak setting of broken dreams in Hollywood. Written by Ørnås

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Edgar Allan: [Thinks while typing at typewriter] Dear Mr. Weiner, Just a quick note to tell you that the killer is approaching me from behind and, by the time you read this I may very well be dead. It's all because of my screenplay! I'll try to explain as quickly as possible. It all started a short time ago when I first arrived here in... Hollywood.
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Artsy fascinating horror film about Hollywood
7 March 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me a lot of THUNDERCRACK which was also shot in black & white with overly melodramatic acting and also with filmmaker George Kuchar in an acting role. The grainy black and white photography, primitive double exposure effects and harsh lighting bring to mind old silent movies (some old movies like NOSFERATU are edited into the movie). It's basically a twisted and slightly nightmarish look at a screenwriter whose scripted murders happen in real life. The director plays the lead role like Dwight Frye on speed. Definitely recommended to fans of strange and unusual experimental cinema.


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