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Scary Movie (1991)

A paranoid young man gradually comes to believe that an escaped lunatic may be hiding in the neighborhood Halloween house of horrors.

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Suzanne Aldrich ...
Barbara
Ev Lunning ...
Sheriff Pat Briggs
Mark Voges ...
Jerry
Zane Rockenbaugh ...
Billy
Jason Waller ...
Brad
Virginia Pratt ...
Shelley
Ernie Taliaferro ...
Laughing Man
Zeke Mills ...
Basil
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Eddie
Lee Gettys ...
John Louis Barker
Lorne Loganbill ...
Otto
Trant Batey ...
J. J. (as Trant W. Batey)
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Rowdy #1
Jep Hill ...
Rowdy #2 (as Jep Hill III)
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A paranoid young man gradually comes to believe that an escaped lunatic may be hiding in the neighborhood Halloween house of horrors.

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Fear is a State of Mind.

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For an 80's horror, I must say, this film is very decent.
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No need to explain the plot, but when I first saw this I wasn't expecting much. Probably some random 80's slasher flick, like the so many already existing with over-the-weekend written scripts that just find a way to get a bunch of teens nude and killed. But I was so wrong.

I quickly identified with the main character, Warren, a paranoid young man who strongly believes the escaped psychopath could be living in a haunted house.

This film really takes the time to let you get to know and feel for the characters unlike most other 80's films, and considering the budget was low and this is a hard find, it's worth a look if you ever get the chance.

Now, by looking at the title, you're probably thinking "Scary movie, as in the 2000 spoof to Scream? so wait, is this movie a spoof to the 1985 film, Scream: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086262/ ?" No, it's not. They are in no way remakes or sequels to those movies. This film stands out for its own reasons.

The suspense makes the movie very entertaining and almost impossible to look away from, like a roller coaster ride, you feel as if once you start, you have no other choice but to sit tight and watch it all the way through. I almost find it sad that hardly anyone will ever get the chance to see this great film, it's worked its way into my top 10.

If you ever find it, make sure to give it a chance. It's well worth it. this is one great scary movie.


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