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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.

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Dr. Julia Harcourt
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Visconti
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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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Victoria Monro is haunted by the fear of being BURIED ALIVE. See more »

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Horror | Drama

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Mania przesladowcza  »

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$115,000 (estimated)
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Brinke Stevens considers 'Haunting Fear' to be her finest dramatic performance, and has named it as her favorite of her films in several interviews. See more »

Goofs

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

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Version of Premature Burial (1962) See more »

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Better than you'd think
15 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Looking at the box in the video store you will see names such as Fred Olen Ray, Brinke Stevens, Karen Black, and Jan-Michael Vincent. The kicker, of course, is "A Troma Team Release." These are not arguments for quality, and indeed there is no mistaking this film for anything other than a B-movie. However, it can be surprisingly effective, mostly due to the amount of heart Brinke Stevens puts into her portrayal of the lead character, the neurotic Victoria. If you want B-movie cheesiness and excess you'll uncover a fair helping of it here, but don't be surprised if you find yourself a bit more involved in the storyline than you originally expected.


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