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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 ...
Seductress
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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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You made your bed... now die in it! 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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"Deadtime Stories" (2013) is somewhat of a re-make. It's about a babysitter telling scary stories to kids. See more »

Goofs

In many of the bedroom scenes, daylight appears to be streaming in through the window. Uncle Mike previously complained how late it was. See more »

Quotes

Willie: Lady, let me in!
Grandma: You go away! I got a meat cleaver here, and I know how to use it!
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wolf's Lament
Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman
Music by Larry Juris
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Very few good bits + lots of rubbish bits = a disaster
31 January 2013 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

In this anthology movie a shady uncle tells three stories to his irritating nephew to get him to go to sleep. In the first, called Peter and the Witches, two witches want to resurrect their dead sister. They need a young woman for this, so they task their nephew to find one. They intend to boil her in their cauldron; however, they don't take into account their nephew's attachment to the girl. The second - Little Red Running Hood - is about a fitness fanatic who wants to lose her virginity. Meanwhile a werewolf pursues her grandmother who has accidentally being given his anti-lycanthropy medication. In the final instalment - Goldi Lox and the Three Baers – a lunatic family of criminals escape from an asylum and come into contact with a female serial killer.

I'm usually a fan of portmanteau movies. Even if the quality is not great, the short running time of each story means they are rarely boring. However, occasionally this general rule fails to hold true. Deadtime Stories is certainly a case in point. All of its stories try your patience to varying degrees but perhaps worst of all it tries to be funny. But like most cheap horror comedies it fails miserably at being humorous. As a result it isn't scary nor is it funny and this is not good. It's not clear to me who would enjoy this but if you do then congratulations, you've got one over me.


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