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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 the police cruiser is en route to the ghost town, you can easily see that the only person in the car is the driver. Yet when the car stops at the ghost town, two cops get out.See more »
David Baker:The human mind is strange, Marge. Even doctors can't know everything about it.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not Another Ski Mask!, 8 November 2005

I was in no way as impressed with this little film as others seem to be. It is definitely a cheap "shocker" about some bizarre plan to eliminate all the loved ones surrounding some dull young teen. Tracy Olsen plays the girl with little depth. Surrounding her are two male suitors - Rod Lauren as a young college student trying to realize what real fear is and the nature of terror and Steve Drexel as the uneducated but loaded with common sense guy. Both do adequate jobs, but this film is just so cheap. Most of the movie takes place in a deserted ghost town with a guy in a mask running around laughing and panting. These scenes are relatively effective and the killer does have an ability to appear menacing, but there are also some ludicrous scenes thrown in and some weird, unexplained stuff, and fantastic leaps of logic needed when the end is revealed. Threading its way throughout the entire story is Tracy's brother may or may not be the killer because he escaped from prison. There is also some guy in a mask running people off of the road. How was that possible when we finally do discover who the killer is? The script wanders and meanders quite a bit and again, the budget is low. But there are some things going for this film. Director Lew Landers does have some tension created in some scenes. I did like the opening scene, and I did think the use of setting was utilized as well as might be expected given the apparent budget. The acting is mediocre at best and poor in general.Do look for a young Denver Pyle as the sheriff, however.

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