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Hide and Go Shriek (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  1 November 1988 (USA)
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A group of teenagers spends the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts to hunt them down and kill them off.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bunky Jones ...
Bonnie Williams
Brittain Frye ...
Randy Flint
Annette Sinclair ...
Kim Downs
George Thomas ...
David Hanson
Donna Baltron ...
Judy Ramteize
Scott Fults ...
Shawn Phillips
Ria Pavia ...
Malissa Morgan
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John Robbins
Scott Kubay ...
Zack
Jeff Levine ...
Fred
Michael Kelly ...
Wino
Ron Colby ...
Phil Robins (as Ronald Colby)
Donald Mark Spencer ...
Vince
James Serrano ...
Cops in Car
Larry Lyons ...
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A group of teens decide to spend a night at a furniture store the father of one of them owns. A homeless ex-con security guard is staying the night too. During the night, someone with a taste for cross-dressing breaks in and begins to pick off the teens during a game of hide and seek. Written by ????

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Close your eyes. Count to 10. And run for your life.

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Close Your Eyes and Pray  »

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When the killer is slapping the nude girl's face, on top of the elevator, it is clear than most of them miss contact with her, and also the sound effects that go with the slaps are awfully out of sync. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zack: THE FUN IS OVER
Female Survivor: [sees Zack racing towards her] He's coming back
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Referenced in Matinee (1989) See more »

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Hide and Go Shriek what a great title
27 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Hide and Go Shriek" came out towards the end of the 80's where the Slasher Genre was going stale and many of them going straight to video. Hide And Go Shriek though was one of the last and one of the best titled, even though it is a fun ride there's just not enough of the teens die.

A small group of teens have just finished high school and are heading for college and are about to celebrate they're last summer as youngsters, so they get the idea to have a party in a furniture store which is owned by one of the teens father. Unbeknownst to them, a tattooed ex-con, who works at Fine Furniture, lives in the back. The teens set up shop and begin a night of trysts and games of Hide and Go Seek. But someone else has stayed after hours and they begin playing a deadly game of dress-up and die.

Hide and Go Shriek plays its hand with an unusually sleazy manner. Not that the murders are particularly graphic, but there's enough homoerotic subtext to keep even the most practiced film geek on their toes. From an early and hilarious scene involving two boys working out together before one of them says "see you in the showers," and takes a healthy bite out of a banana to the killer dressing in drag, it's a feast of euphemisms and cross-dressing.

It would be easy to say that this movie was oddly cast with untypically regular looking kids with a penchant for dinosaur earrings, surfer shorts and skinny ties, but alas, it was only the end of the 80s where stone-washed was a household word. With a mixture of good acting and bad acting, the killer and the bimbo (Annette Sinclair) stand out as the most interesting and talented of the bunch. But Rebunka Jones (credited here as Bunky!) comes across as the most memorable character in the film. In all her banana clip glory, she sneers and leers so much you start fantasizing about her ugly demise.

All in all "Hide And Go Shriek" is a fun enjoyable ride, it certainly has it all irritating teens, nudity, bad acting interesting death scenes even though too many of the teens survive adding less tension to the final scenes, a definite must see if you're a fan of the 80's horror scene.


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