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Haunting Fear (1990)

R | | Horror, Drama | Video March 1991
A woman has nightmares of being buried alive which somehow awakens a long-repressed enity inside her while her greedy, cheating husband plots to murder her for her money.



(story "Premature Burial"), (as Sherman Scott)
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Complete credited cast:
Detective James Trent
Terry Munroe (as Jay Richardson)
Dr. Julia Harcourt
Dr. Carlton
Father Corpse
Greta Carlson ...
Visconti's Girl (as Sherri Graham)
Mark Thomas McGee ...
Morgue Attendant #1
Jeff Yesko ...
Morgue Attendant #2


Victoria can't sleep: she's having bad dreams about being buried alive. Her husband Terry makes her go see Dr. Carlton, who she blames for her father's death. Unable to help her, he asks Dr. Harcourt to try and unlock Victoria's mental block with hypnotism. Meanwhile Terry continues an affair with his secretary, and worries about paying off a huge gambling debt. Terry could pay off his debt and be with his secretary if he could just get his hands on Victoria's money somehow. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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March 1991 (USA)  »

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Mania przesladowcza  »

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$115,000 (estimated)

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Shot in six days. See more »


Obvious fake head when Victoria knifes Terry and decapitates him. See more »


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Trashy,sleazy and amateurish.
11 April 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A woman's nightmares fuel her fear of being buried alive.The cheating husband wants her dead and decides to make good use of her phobia by sticking her in a coffin and leaving her in the basement.Of course B-horror movie queen Brinke Stevens transforms into hideous ghostly creature.The only reason to see this amateurish junk flick is Michael Berryman in a really small cameo and two sex scenes with Delia Sheppard.And the last twenty minutes of Brinke's bloody rampage are quite fun to watch.The special effects for example laughable decapitated head are truly awful.Better watch "Scalps" or "Alien Dead" again.Of course I ain't expecting classy entertainment from Fred Olen Ray,but "Haunting Fear" is too dull to be enjoyable.

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