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Point of Terror (1971)

A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

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Alex Nicol

Writers:

Peter Carpenter (story), Ernest A. Charles (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Carpenter ... Tony Trelos
Dyanne Thorne ... Andrea Hilliard
Lory Hansen Lory Hansen ... Helayne Hilliard
Leslie Simms ... Fran
Joel Marston ... Martin Hilliard
Paula Mitchell Paula Mitchell ... Sally
Dana Diamond Dana Diamond ... Waitress
Al Dunlap Al Dunlap ... Charlie
Ernest A. Charles Ernest A. Charles ... Detective (as Ernest Charles)
Roberta Robson Roberta Robson ... 1st Wife
Tony Kent Tony Kent ... Priest
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Storyline

A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

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The Outer Limit of Fear See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood on the Point of Terror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jude Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lead and story co-writer Peter Carpenter died suddenly from a stroke just two months after the film's premiere and two years before it went into national release. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: Would you like to know why I've stayed with you for all these years? Because I felt sorry for ya, that's why, you miserable cripple! I hate you!
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Connections

Referenced in My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Drifter of the Heart
Written by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson
Produced by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson
Performed by Peter Carpenter (uncredited)
Recorded at Crystal Sound Recordings stages, Hollywood
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The Point of "Point of Terror"
15 March 2005 | by modspellSee all my reviews

The previous reviewer (weho90069) summed up the this film quite succinctly, but did he stress the title's musical contribution enough? Only by seeing it would you be able to know just how eye-rolling a production number can actually be. A horrendous musical intro kicks off the film as the opening credits roll, with the lead character Tony Trelos aping about on stage in a blazing, red suede suit with waterfall fringe. The 'live' performances go from bad to worse, as we soon see the actor singing to the rafters in his regular venue, The Lobster House (that is, after a quick shag before curtain). It is in this setting we see Andrea shopping him with her eyes, adding him up as he performs seemingly only for her. Andrea's cool, calculating gaze tells us that it's more than stage talent she's wanting to sign.

Lyrically speaking, the theme song "Lifebeats" (which is repeated throughout) is the narrative that clues us in on the inner world of Sir Trelos. It is this song that he cuts for his first record that proves to be too much for his new rep Andrea, as she abruptly halts the recording session with a dash of her hand, barking out a "FROM the TOP!" It was either ending too soon for her, or else she just couldn't sign off on the vocal at that point. Either way, it gives us another chance to hear it some more. The singer does have his moments vocally-speaking, but we all do when we play American Idol Home Edition. The draw for Trelos' fans is obviously not in his throat.

I recommend you watch POT, but better still, really listen--

"Lifebeats turning into Lovebeats... Lovebeats turning into Lifebeats, moving in and taking over me...".

Wow, man.


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