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Deadly Messages (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  21 February 1985 (USA)
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Laura Daniels
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Michael Krasnick
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Detective Max Lucas
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Dr. Roger Kelton
Elizabeth Huddle ...
Nurse Irma Crenshaw
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George Clark
Raye Birk ...
Harding
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Lieutenant Burton
Kit McDonough ...
Book Clerk
Sherri Stoner ...
Cindy Matthews
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Kenneth Blatt
Barbara Collentine ...
Loretta Clark
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Dick Pizza
Michael Cassidy ...
Mark Banning
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Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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above-average; interest grows
3 April 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

I read only a couple of other comments about this film, so, I'll volunteer my two cents, as well. 'Cept I'm not gonna disagree with the other reviewers - I, too, thought that this was an above-average flick. Laura realizes that she is locked out of her apartment and peers through a window. Maybe her housemate (who she doesn't know very well) will see her and let her in. Instead, Laura witnesses a guy choking the roomie. In a panic, she gets the fire department to respond to an alarm at her flat. The cops are also dispatched. In spite of Laura's story, the police can't find a body, or any signs of a forced entry or struggle; so, to them, Laura looks like a kook. To make matters worse, it's learned that it's not the first time when the co-tenant has dropped out of sight. One of Laura's diversions is to play with a Ouija Board. From it she receives information about what she saw, her address, and eventually, herself. Throughout it all, she has difficulty convincing a detective - even her boyfriend - of what she suspects and her own identity. Finally, she is confronted with it actually being HER story. The movie starts out kinda slow, but causes one's interest to increase as it progresses. I hope that the unsympathetic portrayal of the police is exaggerated. I guess it was part of the attempt to show frustration at being disbelieved - like: sure you were abducted by aliens. This dummy also appreciated one of the final scenes, wherein the pieces of the puzzle were nicely summed up by those involved. Not a lot else to praise or badmouth here. Bottom line is: it's time and/or reasonable bucks adequately spent.


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