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Terror in the Aisles (1984)

R  |   |  Horror, Documentary, Thriller  |  26 October 1984 (USA)
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A compilation of trailers and scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

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Donald Pleasance (Halloween I and II) and Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Carrie) take us through some of Hollywood's most terrifying moments in horror history in this documentary-type movie, which features several of the finest science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Included are "Night of the Living Dead", "Psycho", "Jaws I and II", "Halloween I and II" and "The Fog", as well as countless others. Be ready to be scared! Written by medic249a2

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If you can stand more than 100 jolts of 100% pure terror, then you might be ready for "Terror in the Aisles". See more »


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The producers had to edit the film in order to avoid an X rating from the MPAA, despite the fact that none of the films featured had received a rating higher than R when they were initially released. See more »

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The end credits of film titles and their involved companies has "Dawn of the Dead"'s @copyright year was 1978 (Italian production), not 1968, which was the correct year for its predecessor "Night Of The Living Dead". See more »

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Written by Margery Doppelt, John Beal & Doug Timm
Performed by Larry Weiss
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As a study of human nature, Terror in the Aisles is a fail; as a fun trip down memory lane for a horror fan, it fares little better.
21 December 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Any serious investigation into the world of fear cinema is welcome, but Terror in the Aisles' gimmicky narration, delivered by Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen sat amidst an irritating fake movie audience, is far from informative, giving very little genuine insight into why people love to be scared at the movies.

Ignore the incessant, mindless jibber jabber from the two hosts, and what remains is a compilation tape consisting largely of an uninspired choice of classic clips, along with some downright oddball choices (Midnight Express, Nighthawks), all edited together in such a way so as to rob them of their original impact (there's also a noticeable lack of captions, leaving less knowledgeable viewers in the dark about the origin of each clip).

To be fair, I enjoyed Terror in the Aisles more when I was a teenager and had yet to see some of the films included, but a lot of blood has passed under the bridge since then; watching it today proved to be an extremely dull experience (except for the exploding head from Scanners, which is always amazing to see!).


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