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Terror in the Aisles (1984)

A compilation of scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.





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Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen take us through some of Hollywood's most terrifying moments in horror history in this anthology, which features many of the finest science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. Included are Night of the Living Dead (1968), Psycho (1960), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), The Fog (1980), Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981), as well as countless others. Blood and gore abound making this movie not very much for the squeamish. Written by medic249a2

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If you can handle more than one hundred jolts of one hundred percent pure terror, then you might be ready for "Terror in the Aisles". See more »


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Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anatrihila ston exosti  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,009,866, 28 October 1984

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Many movie posters featured a long text preamble that read: "If you can handle more than one hundred jolts of one hundred percent pure terror, then you might be ready for 'Terror in the Aisles'. A non-stop roller coaster ride through the scariest moments of the greatest terror films of all time. TERROR IN THE AISLES. It's a cut above the rest". See more »


When mentioning The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Donald Pleasence says the film was inspired by serial killer Ed Gein, pronouncing it Ed Gine, when it fact Gein's name is pronounced Geen. See more »


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a horror fans dream
11 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

when i first seen terror in the aisles at the local movie theater i loved it,its an endless barrage of clips from;Halloween 1 and 2,texas chainsaw massacre,nighthawks,ms 45,carrie,the omen,a stranger is watching,jaws 1 and 2,marathon man,the howling,American werewolf in London,bride of Frankenstein,the wolf-man,and just so much more.the whole thing takes place in a movie theater as stars donald pleasense and Nancy Allen host it while they sit in the audience.and if you see the edited TV version they show more clips to make up for the cuts. but the clips shown in the TV version aren't in the end credits.lets see there's the fun-house,battlestar galactica(?)firstarter.it seems like another movie spliced in.it would be great to combine the TV version with the theatrical version on a special edition DVD,universal take note.there is no DVD for terror in the aisles just yet.but hopefully soon.for those of you who have not seen it,you are in for a treat. be ready for scenes of the scariest movies ever made.oh i left out the exorcist,poltergeist,alligator,food of the gods,alien,the shining,bug, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein,invasion of the body snatchers,alone in the dark,and still many more.all i can say even if you can only find it on VHS,watch it,its just awesome.10 out of 10.

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