MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 839 this week

Playroom (1989)

4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 183 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2749 titles
created 25 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1875 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1121 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 552 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 7007 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Playroom" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Playroom (1989)

Playroom (1989) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Playroom.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dr. Giggles (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Coto
Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young
Consequences (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Consequences introduces us to Max, Jimmy, Norm, Nick and Jason at the age of eighteen. Friends since early childhood, they have bonded deeper than natural brothers. As eighteen-year-old men... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Stahl
Stars: Evy Bjorn, Ernest E. Brown, Christopher Glenn Cannon
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A convicted wife murderer returns 22 year later to seek revenge on the daughter who help convict him.

Director: Jonathan Heap
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving, Rider Strong
Jaded (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd ... See full summary »

Director: Caryn Krooth
Stars: Carla Gugino, Richard Bright, Robert Knepper
Five Aces (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chris Martin is a bachelor who wants to take the plunge and marry to his long-time girlfriend. Wanting to enjoy his last few days when he is bachelor, Chris spends several nights hanging ... See full summary »

Director: David Michael O'Neill
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Christopher McDonald, David Sherrill
The Playroom (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four children in their attic hideaway make up a fantastic story, while downstairs their parents weave a drunken intrigue of their own.

Director: Julia Dyer
Stars: Ian Veteto, Alexandra Doke, Jonathon McClendon
Action | Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, George Kennedy
Crime | Drama | Thriller

Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.

Director: Jackie Earle Haley
Stars: John Travolta, Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt
Cover Story (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The covering story of his life ..... The next deadline could be his own!!

Director: Gregg Smith
Stars: William Wallace, Tuesday Knight, Leland Orser
Gideon (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Hoover
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Charlton Heston, Carroll O'Connor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale ... See full summary »

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Vuk Babic
Stars: Jasmina Avramovic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic, Petar Bozovic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Aliff ...
Jenny
...
Daniel
...
Chris
James Purcell ...
Paul
...
Marcy
...
Roman Hart
...
Secretary
Maja Sabljic ...
Dr. Petrovic (as Maja)
Petar Bozovic ...
Jelko
Sinisa Copic ...
Orderly #1
Dragana Marjanovic ...
Kaley
Ann Pesic ...
Chris' Mother
Mihailo Pesic ...
Little Chris
Slavoljub Plavsic-Zvonce ...
Guard
Dragomir Stanojevic ...
Orderly #2
Edit

Storyline

An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Last stop... is hell.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schizo  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in April, May, and June of 1989, but not released until going straight-to-video on 20 September 1990. See more »

Quotes

Marcy: Is he going to pound all day? I'm trying to meditate.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty good...
1 January 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I rented this just for the heck of it, hoping for some cheap thrills for the night. The story seemed pretty good, too. It's about this archaelogist, Chris, whose family was killed in a cave-like monastery in Serbia when he was a boy. Now, an adult, he wants to return to seek out the burial place of those murdered. He brings with him his girlfriend and editor, Jenny, a photographer, Paul, and Paul's girlfriend, Marcy. But things go awry when the spirit of the killer begins to haunt Chris, slowly changing him from the guy he was to someone quite evil....

On a scale of one-to-ten, I give this a seven. The story was quite good, and developed very well, though I was confused a bit in the middle. Luckily, all is cleared up and explained, but not too much, so that's good. The performances are all quite strong. Jenny was a very likable heroine. And the setting was great. Couldn't have been better. Plus, there are a couple of genuinely scary scenes, especially during the exciting climax where Jenny is forced to play their games, and fights to get away.

But there are some downsides. The movie takes a while to get going. It's not flat-out boring, but it doesn't get very exciting for a bit. And also, the villain, the spirit of the boy that killed Chris's family, is downright laughable. To Chris, he appears as a teenaged boy, and that's alright. But to Jenny--the only other person to see him--he is a very animated zombie, with a goofy face and constant one-liners. It was tough to be afraid of him. Chris was the better of the two, almost a reminder of Jack Nicholson's character in "The Shining," which some could say this film was a bit inspired by. He was much scarier, coming after Jenny through the monastery with a pickaxe.

In any event, this is worth seeing. It's actually an impressive film with some elements that should have boosted its popularity. I recommend it.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Particular Scene... reedtristan
schizo............ vinvoorhees
Discuss Playroom (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?