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Death by Dialogue (1988)

A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.

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(as Tom DeWier)

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(as Tom DeWier), (script and additional dialogue)
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Lenny
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Linda
Lenny Delducca ...
Cary
Kelly Sullivan ...
Shelly
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Gene (as Jude Gerard)
Judy Gordon ...
Ms Camden
Theodore Lehmann ...
Uncle Ive (as Ted Lehman)
R.J. Walker ...
Thorn
Gerry Rand ...
Det. Benjamin
Larry Barsky ...
Coroner
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Evil Spirit
Robert Lee ...
Evil Spirit
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Evil Spirit (as Dana Evanson)
Charla Driver ...
Evil Spirit
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A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.

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You'll never let your imagination run away with again.

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25 November 1988 (West Germany)  »

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Evil Nightmare  »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Ms Camden: Who's down there?
Thorn: Just me, Ms. Camden.
Ms Camden: Mr. Thorn, what business have you in the cellar?
Thorn: Settin' traps, ma'am.
Ms Camden: I realize you are new around here. However, your responsibilities lie outside of the house. I suggest that you return to yours at once.
Thorn: Yes, ma'am.
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Lenny Delducca is on the beginning of the movie credited as "Lenny Delducca", on the end of the movie as "Lenny Delduca". See more »

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Night of Our Lives
Written and Performed by Azha
Lyrics by Azha and John Gonzalez
Produced by John Gonzalez
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Perhaps the world's only possessed script movie?
26 September 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Cary (Lenny Delducca) and four of his friends (including A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3's Ken "Kincaid" Sagoes) go to visit his crippled Uncle I've, who lives on a sprawling ranch that used to be a movie location in the 1950s. Trouble starts when Shelly (Kelly Sullivan) finds an old script for a film titled VICTIM 67. The kids start getting offed and the script title and plot line keeps changing with each victim. So how did the script get possessed? Seems an ancient tribe the Uncle was friendly with in South America had put the soul of a nosy reporter they killed into an ancient urn and it got loose on a film set in the 1950s and entered a script. Makes perfect sense, right?

This little horror flick was from City Lights, the earlier company from PM Entertainment producers Joseph Merhi and Richard Pepin. It is like a lot of their early stuff, flatly shot but with enough technical sheen to put it above most horror muck. Director Tom DeWier is primarily a stuntman in Hollywood and gets a few cool stunt bits in here, including a girl being blown out of a barn mid-sex. The film's biggest attribute is its M.S.U. (Makin' Sh*t Up) quality like when one victim wanders into the woods only to see an 80s metal band jamming out before they make his head explode with a guitar to the cranium. Co-star Sagoes must have hated his agent, thinking, "This is the best you could do for me after ELM STREET 3?" Even worse, the filmmakers have him dress exactly the same as his earlier, popular character so audiences know he is "the kid who survived A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3" (as the VHS box proudly proclaims).


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