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Hard to Die (1990)

NC-17 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 10 March 1993 (USA)
While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »

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(as Arch Stanton)

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(as Mark McGee), (as James B. Rogers)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Harris ...
Dawn Grant (as Robyn Harris)
Karen Mayo-Chandler ...
Diana (as Lindsay Taylor)
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Jackie (as Debra Dare)
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Tess
Bridget Carney ...
Shayna
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Sgt. Phyllis Shawlee (as Karen Chorak)
Jürgen Baum ...
Lt. Mike Block (as Jurgen Baum)
Bob Sheridan ...
Cop in Lobby
Carolet Girard ...
Fifi Latour
Peter Spellos ...
Himself (as Orville Ketchum)
Don Key ...
Brad Plympton
Forrest J. Ackerman ...
Dr. Ed Newton
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Messenger
Domonic Muir ...
Larry Bronkowski
Eric Baum ...
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While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, who witnessed another series of killings years back, is at the bottom of the whole thing. Little do they know the real horror that they face in the end. Written by Todd D. Newcomb <nukejoe1@tdsnet.com>

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Rated NC-17 for extreme horror violence | See all certifications »

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The film was released on home video under three separate titles. "Hard To Die", "Sorority House Massacre 3: Hard To Die", and "Tower Of Terror". See more »

Goofs

All five girl get in the elevator to go to the basement, however while in the elevator Shayna isn't present. Yet she comes out into the lobby as if she was. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: So what's the plan?
Dawn Grant: When he comes through that door, I'm gonna blast him.
Jackie: Not a whole lotta strategy involved, but I like it!
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Crazy Credits

Demon wrangler, assistant demon wrangler and stand-by demon wrangler. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Women Are Like That
Written by Bob Sheridan & Ryk Oakley
Performed by Bob Sheridan (as Mr. Moderation)
Asharoken Music, BMI
Courtesy of Ameliarated Records
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Perfect for the intended audience.
21 August 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

To me, I know what to expect when I see a video box that has a woman on the front cover wearing a bra and holding a machine gun, along with a 4-Star Rating from Joe Bob Briggs. It always amazes me that people rent this stuff, apparently expecting Bergman or something, and THEN decide they have to write negative reviews denouncing the overall silliness, bad acting, cheap production values and amount of nudity and/or violence. To me, HARD TO DIE delivered exactly what it promised on the box...action, blood, babes, machine guns, Corman references (this is, after all, a New Horizons video) and loads of cheesy fun.

Five scantily-clad young women (Gail Harris, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Deborah Dutch, Melissa Moore and Bridget Carney) are hired to work a temp inventory job at "Acme Lingerie" in a closed down for the night high-rise. They all get naked in a touching group shower scene that alludes to the powers of female bonding (HA!), try on the new Fall lineup of underwear, then accidentally open a "soul box" containing the spirit of Hockstetter, the notorious "sorority house killer" (last seen in Wynorski's similar SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2). Someone in the group becomes possessed by the evil spirit and starts killing the others with a hook. Thankfully there's an armory shop in the same building, so the surviving girls get to defend themselves with high-powered machine guns! Big Peter Spellos returns from SHM2 as hulking Orville Ketchum, who is mistaken for the killer and outlives a dozen or so knees to the crotch, stabbings and gunshots (not to mention a fall off the roof!).

If you decide to take these zany proceedings seriously, that is your choice, but approached in the right state of mind, it's often hilarious. There's B-movie ingenuity at work here in this silly time-waster. It is action, nudity and in-joke packed and the ladies are all all pretty fun and energetic, so it's fine viewing for the audience intended. If you do not like these films, simply do yourself a favor and stop watching them.


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