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Terror Night (1987)

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Lance Hayward, a silent movie star, appears as various characters, killing quite a handful of unfortunates, using various weapons.

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Lance Hayward
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Det. Sanders
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Jake Nelson
Staci Greason ...
Kathy
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Chip (as William C. Butler)
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Jo
Timothy Elwell ...
Angel (as Jimi Elwell)
Carla Baron ...
Lorraine
Ken Abraham ...
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Todd Starks ...
Young Lance Hayward
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Todd (as John S. Wildman)
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Capt. Ned
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Ted Michaels (as Daniel Haggerty)
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Aaron Walsh
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Sherry (as Denise Stafford)
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Lance Hayward, a silent movie star, appears as various characters, killing quite a handful of unfortunates, using various weapons.

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The film was shot in 1987 and promoted in trade papers and genre magazines but never got released. It sat on a shelf for 20 years before getting a badly transferred DVD release. Supposedly, there were copyright issues with the older movie footage used in the film and a scandalous rumor about Bloody Movie being produced with mob money. See more »

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A man in his 90s would not be physically capable of doing everything Hayward does in this movie. He has no trouble performing dexterous acts, and seems to exhibit superhuman strength. See more »

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Features The Gaucho (1927) See more »

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Come And Make Your Heaven In L.A.
Written by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Ian Whitcomb and His Dance Band
Published by Ian Whitcomb Songs, BMI 1979
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Above Average Slice 'n' Dice That Pays Homage To The Oldies
24 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TERROR NIGHT is a film that was made in 1987 but wasn't released until recently under an alternate moniker, BLOODY MOVIE. Both titles are correct, but I would have to say it's more bloody than it is terrifying.

Lance Hayward is a 1920's film star who disappeared a long time ago and is long believed to be dead. A group of teenagers decide to head up to his old estate before it gets torn down. They run across a biker couple who broke in as well, and soon, all of them are stalked and killed in gruesome ways by someone wearing Haywood's old costumes.

This film is filled to the brim with old stars making cameos, with most getting dispatched in gruesome ways. Among them includes Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams!), Alan Hale, Aldo Ray, Cameron Mitchell, and John Ireland. I felt their presence was fitting, considering the movie was about an old star no one remembers, so the whole thing felt like an homage to the films of yesteryear. In fact, it even incorporates clips from some old, sepia flicks to help the movie flow, and I think the cost it took to get the rights to these films was the reason it was never released theatrically or on video (until a few years ago).

The gore quotient is reasonably high, with people getting ripped apart, impaled on a spear, decapitated, chopped up, and more. This flick has a supernatural killer who likes to change costumes, like in FADE TO BLACK or TERROR TRAIN, but I feel it's done very, very well here with a pirate, a mobster, a knight, and more offing the teens in inventive ways.

The performances ranged from pretty good to really bad, with a lot of overacting taking place during some scenes.

The film was going along great with a good sense of humor, outstanding grue, a cool killer, and a zippy pace until the last couple of minutes. It makes zero sense, and worst of all, it's really, really boring. So close, yet so far. I love the opening and closing songs, though.

I would say that this film is most certainly worth checking out for fans of cheesy, oddball eighties slashers.


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