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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Little ...
Michael Wyle ...
Garrick Dowhen ...
Deborah Voorhees ...
Samantha (as Pamela Bach)
Vincent Barbour ...
Little Joe
Danny Dayton ...
Sergia Simone ...
The Woman
Charlotte Speer ...
Mrs. Pierce
Hugo Stanger ...
Old Man (as Hugo L. Stanger)
Gertrude Clement ...
Elderly Woman (as Gertrude M. Clement)


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Trapped in a world where death is not the end!




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Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Presence  »

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Was originally completed as "Deadly Presence" but after producer Moustapha Akkad saw a cut of the film, he fired director Ramsey Thomas and re-shot a considerable amount of new footage and re-edited the film. Ramsey declined to be credited as director and the film was credited to fictitious Alan Smithee. See more »


Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »


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Ouch, my poor eyes!
4 May 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Don't make the same mistake I did, please… If some person, whether it's a good buddy or a complete stranger, ever tells you not to watch this film, then take the advice and DON'T WATCH THIS FILM! "Appointment with Fear" easily ranks in the top 3 most retarded movies ever made and there's more than one reason why it ended up being directed under the pseudonym of "Alan Smithee". The basic premise is imbecile to begin with, not one dialogue in the entire stupid script makes any sense, and – despite being labeled as horror – it's completely gore-free and without tension. Worst of all are the insufferable characters, which give you the impression that this whole film-project had to be one giant lame and very unfunny joke. Allow me to introduce some of them: The 'hero' is a cop who wears suits that already went out of fashion in the 1930's and he has the strange habit of setting his own car on fire by accident. The female lead is a teenager who allows bums to live in the back of her pick-up truck and, as some kind of hobby, she monitors random people's conversations with a giant (and not very discrete) microphone. Her best friend likes to paint her face blue for no reason and she also give mime-shows to her senile grandparents. The heroine's boyfriend, to finish with, is a long-haired loser who keeps a modeling dummy in the sidecar of his motorcycle… Why? Because it's cool, of course! The "plot" revolves on a crazy killer who's in a coma but at the same time he walks around killing people whilst looking for his baby-boy son. He's supposed to be an Egyptian Demigod, even though he looks like an ordinary idiot. The whole thing is slow and every newly introduced sub plot goes nowhere real fast. The music is horrible; crappy 80's dancing is shamelessly used as padding and even the brief nudity-flashes are boring. Oh, and did I mention it's entirely gore-free? What a total piece of crap!

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