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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 ...
Greg
Todd Starks ...
Young Lance Hayward
John Stuart Wildman ...
Todd (as John S. Wildman)
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Capt. Ned
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Ted Michaels (as Daniel Haggerty)
Tom Durkin ...
Aaron Walsh
Jamie Summers ...
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 play that Hayward imagines he is performing onstage is William Shakespeare's Othello; Act 5, Scene 2. See more »

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The very first kill scene shows a person's body bring torn in half, but the way it was executed would nearly impossible. 1) The torso is the thickest part of the body; the shoulder and hip joints would give way first. 2) The white cotton ropes used to anchor the victim to the tree were far too flimsy; they would stretch and snap first. See more »

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In Hollywood
Written by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Ian Whitcomb and His Dance Band
Published by Ian Whitcomb Songs, BMI 1978
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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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