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Terrified -- A college psychology student, intent on writing a term paper on how much terror the human mind can endure, learns his answers first-hand as he finds himself the target of a mysterious, hooded killer.


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A BLACK GRAVEYARD...WITH A KILLER ON THE LOOSE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Rod Lauren ... Ken Lewis
Steve Drexel ... David Baker
Tracy Olsen ... Marge
Stephen Roberts ... Wesley Blake
Sherwood Keith ... Mr. Hawley
Barbara Luddy ... Mrs. Hawley

Denver Pyle ... Sheriff Dixon
Lee Bradley ... Mulligan
Ben Frank ... Duell
Danny Welton ... Wise Guy Drunk
Nona Carver ... Nona the Waitress
Michael Fellen ... Buzzy
Robert Towers ... Joey

Directed by
Lew Landers 
Writing credits
Richard Bernstein (writer)

Produced by
Richard Bernstein .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Andersen 
Cinematography by
Curt Fetters 
Film Editing by
Rex Lipton 
Art Direction by
Rudi Feld 
Set Decoration by
Ted Driscoll 
Costume Design by
Mickey Sherrard 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist
Special Effects by
Charles Duncan .... special effects
Music Department
Ed. Norton .... music editor (as Ed Norton)

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Also Known As:
"Terrified!" - USA (poster title)
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Netherlands:85 min
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Final film of veteran director Lew Landers, who died before its release.See more »
Continuity: When David and Marge return to the ghost town after calling the police, it is late at night and dark outside. The cuts back and forth show it as night at the ghost town but broad daylight to the police cruiser on route.See more »
David Baker:The human mind is strange, Marge. Even doctors can't know everything about it.See more »
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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) (V)See more »


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A really creepy villain!, 2 September 2005
Author: josebut8 from United States

I just saw "Terrified" for the first time on Rhino's "Horrible Horrors" collection. It was really quite good. Sure, it was super low budget and kind of stupid, but the villain gave me the willies. He runs around this ghost town in a suit and cape (I think) and he wears a hood (or is it a ski mask?) that only shows his eyes. The thing about it that truly creeped me out was that he ran in and out of scenes really fast and for some reason this was actually scary...I don't know why that is. Maybe it made him completely unpredictable. He didn't do any of the usual things these guys do when they stalk someone. He kept letting people go and then would recapture them and so on...all with this creepy whisper voice and super disturbing giggle. He was also a real kick-*** fighter! There's this one fight in a cave that looks almost like it's a real fight. You can tell this one actor is really trying to get away (or he's just an excellent actor...kind of a poor man's James Dean). It's sort of a re-working of "Phantom of the Opera" and there's a touching denouement on the part of the guy playing the villain. But I have to say, if I'm ever in a ghost town after sundown, I just may be looking over my shoulder, and I just may be...Terrified!

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