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Deadtime Stories (1986)

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

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Peter
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Rachel (Red Riding Hood)
Matt Mitler ...
Willie (Werewolf)
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Goldi Lox (as Cathryn DePrume)
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Judith 'MaMa' Baer
Kathy Fleig ...
Miranda
Phyllis Craig ...
Hanagohl
Michael Mesmer ...
Uncle Mike
Brian DePersia ...
Little Brian
Kevin Hannon ...
Beresford 'Papa' Baer
Timothy Rule ...
Wilmont 'Baby' Baer
Anne Redfern ...
Florinda
Casper Roos ...
Vicar
Barbara Seldon ...
Seductress
Leigh Kilton ...
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A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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As it is now, so it was then... For everthing good there is an evil thing And with every happy-ending, so a tale of horror begins. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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28 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Freaky Film Tales  »

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$2,750,741 (USA)
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Trivia

"Deadtime Stories" (2013) is somewhat of a re-make. It's about a babysitter telling scary stories to kids. See more »

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Right before Uncle Mike starts telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood, a boom Mic can be seen above his head. See more »

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Lt. Jack B. Nimble: With all this permissive sex, and recreational violence, it's no wonder this country is in the mess it's in. I mean, it's like the old saying: when you lay down with dogs, you get up with puppies!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Looney Tune
Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman
Music by Larry Juris
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And they all died unhappily ever after...
18 January 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

This cheap and cheerful horror anthology might lack star power and some of the technical benefits that a decent budget can bring but it proves a reasonable enough way to pass the time, it's tongue-in-cheek approach complementing the very silly nature of its three twisted fairy tales, as told to irritating brat Brian (Brian DePersia) by his exasperated Uncle Mike (Michael Mesmer).

Tale one revolves around a pair of wicked witches who, with the help of their slave Peter (Scott Valentine), try to resurrect their long dead sister; tale two has pretty cheerleader Rachel (Nicole Picard) pay a visit to her grandmother's house where a werewolf is waiting; the final story features a family of escaped psychos (the Baers) who arrive home to find psychic homicidal maniac Goldi Lox (Cathryn de Prume) living there.

Boasting impressive special effects courtesy of Ed French, surprisingly good performances from its no-name cast, confident direction by Jeffrey Delman, and even a welcome shower scene with hot blonde de Prume, this intentionally daft compendium is pure '80s cheeze that, while unlikely to beat Creepshow to the top spot of anyone's list of '80s horror anthologies, should keep all but the most joyless happy with its hour-and-a-half of mindlessly diverting silliness.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for the innovative opening credits sequence and the terrible theme song.


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