A football star throws a party for his friends. Two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Paul Manno ...
David (as Joe Manno)
Ron Thomas ...
D.B.
Randy Lundsford ...
Russell
Megan Wyss ...
Joni
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Lisa (as Janette Allyson Caldwell)
John Hines ...
Snake
Diana Martin ...
Frannie
Jerry Goehring ...
Doug
Susan Lyles ...
Chris
Barbara Schoenhofer ...
Brenda
Dan Schramm ...
Mason
Mike Roark ...
Chuck
Tony Brown ...
Runner
Dennis Arnold ...
Roger
Leslie Thomas ...
Beverly
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Somewhere in Wichita, Kansas, David is a potential college football star who's just won a four year scholarship to a (no doubt, nice posh) college somewhere in Oaklahoma. His mates decide to throw him a serious farewell party whilst his folks are out that night. Unfortunatley three uninvited guests secretly gatecrash these nightly celebrations, two are convicts who've fled from lockup, now hiding out somewhere in the homes cellar, while our third interloper is a mental patient escapee, with a connection to the party guests and notably David himself. Before long homicidal rage resurfaces in one of these trio leading to a carnage filled rampage. Written by suspicous

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Shrink: The patient has shown signs of violent behavior in the past but these have been brought under control... I no longer feel that social interaction will be harmful
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Tolerable slasher…
12 November 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Another day, another long-forgotten 80's slasher that came to my attention because it looked like it had to offer some decent murder sequences, T&A and a handful of clumsy and not-so-convincing red herrings. And yes, "Night Screams" is a more or less enjoyable horror effort, but only just as long as your expectations are kept to a minimum. We follow the usual crowd of stereotypical and irritating high school teenagers as they throw a graduation party in the football jock's house. However, there are two escaped criminals hiding in the basement and the hunky football star David himself suffers from aggressive behavior when he doesn't take his carefully prescribed pills. Soon after the party-goers are killed off in fairly imaginative ways (one girl has an axe planted in her skull, another guy's face is literally barbecued) and director Allen Plone begs us to think the culprit is either David or one of the mad thugs in the cellar. The plot twists don't really work, but I admire Plone for trying and there's at least a little bit of style to find in his film. Although that does not include the tasteless footage of porn movies and another inferior 80's slasher ("Graduation Day") that continuously plays on TV-sets in the background. I guess none of the actual actresses wanted to take her top off, so they needed to steal the padding from other movies. "Night Screams" is a forgettable and truly run-of-the-mill 80's slasher, but we've definitely seen worse already and avid fans of the decade will certainly not regret watching it.


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