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The Refrigerator (1991)

A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McNeal ...
Eileen Bateman
Steve Bateman (as David Simonds)
Phyllis Sanz ...
The Mysterious Tanya
Angel Caban ...
Juan the Plumber
Nena Segal ...
Eileen's Mother
Jaime Rojo ...
Paolo the Paolo's Assistant
Alex Trisano ...
Peter Justinus ...
Mr. Walters
Michael Beltran ...
Jack Mason ...
Larry Tate ...
Mr. Jarvis
Darrell Smith ...
Guy who went 'Oops'
Phil Butard ...
Suburban Ohio Neighbor (as Weston Blakesly)


A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover that the refrigerator is a monster which kills people in gruesome ways and then sends them to hell. The refrigerator is already gaining mind control over the husband. What will happen? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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No survivors. Only leftovers.


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

25 December 1992 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

A Geladeira Diabólica  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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The first draft of the script was written in 1987. See more »


Steve Bateman: I am the waffle maker!
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criminally under-rated demonic domestic appliance flick
6 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Imagine you rent an apartment and the landlord neglects to tell you that the fridge is possessed and the gateway to hell. Okay, it sounds really bad but make no mistake, this low budget masterpiece is the business. The delivery is sometimes stilted, the characters are a little two dimensional and the script is over the top in places, but gloriously so. Jacob's direction is spot on, great camera work, smart lighting, good atmosphere and more than a few laughs to be had. plus: not since Brazil and House 2 have the plumbers/handymen of the world had such a hero to call their own, even if you hate schlocky horror films, watch this one for Angel Caban's impossibly smooth Juan, a hispanic Chow Yun Fat.

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