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Terror (1978)

R  |   |  Horror  |  26 October 1979 (USA)
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Royal ancestors feel the wrath of the curse of the condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake. The victims suffer death by having their heads ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Nolan ...
James Garrick
Carolyn Courage ...
Ann Garrick
James Aubrey ...
Philip
Sarah Keller ...
Suzy
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Viv
Glynis Barber ...
Carol Tucker
Michael Craze ...
Gary
Rosie Collins ...
Diane
Chuck Julian ...
Phil the Greek
Elaine Ives-Cameron ...
Dolores Hamilton
Patti Love ...
Hannah
Mary Maude ...
Lady Garrick
William Russell ...
Lord Garrick
Peter Craze ...
The Director
Peter Atard ...
Curtis the Actor (as Peter Attard) (as Peter Atiard)
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Storyline

Royal ancestors feel the wrath of the curse of the condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake. The victims suffer death by having their heads removed in various fashions, getting their limbs caught in animal traps, knife wounds, and other methods of medieval torture. Written by Ørnås

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It was buried a hundred years ... but never laid to rest! See more »

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26 October 1979 (USA)  »

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De repente, llegó el terror  »

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Michael Craze, who plays Gary, was originally going to play a leading role but had an epilepsy seizure during the shoot and was told he couldn't work during that time. Director Norman J. Warren ended up getting James Aubrey to taken over Craze's scenes. See more »

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L.E. Mack ... Mad Dolly is after the Dolly Grip that pushes James Aubrey down the stairs See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Absolute tosh
3 October 2004 | by (Uk) – See all my reviews

I'm easily pleased, a late night horror film doesn't have to make a lot of sense to keep me watching but Terror(1979) was a film I genuinely struggled to watch to the end. It opens with a home made horror film being screened and its makers tittering over it. What follows is no better and certainly no more convincing. Excruciating acting abounds as an ancient curse returns..yawn. It sums up everything that is truly awful about 70s horror films. The women in it are 'naice' girls who have clearly had little experience acting and emote their every line and show uncertainty by starting to talk, pausing and then starting again. The awful bonhomie and hipness of the male characters is equally awful. It really does make little sense either. I especially liked the part where the girl returns home and is seen washing copious amounts of blood from her hands but her flatmate, who she barely knows, doesn't think to mention this to the police. There's clearly a rational explanation of course. Another outstanding part is when a woman is chased through the woods by a man with a knife. She takes refuge in a shed which he briefly attacks. Less than a minute later she decides it is probably safe to go outside (as you would of course) and is stabbed to death in perhaps the least enthusiastic attacking scene ever put to film. In short there isn't even any comedy value to be gained from this as a bad movie, it is just dire and is one of the least interesting films I have ever seen.


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