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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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Taglines:

The Outer Limit of Fear See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Leslie Simms wore a wig for her role as Fran. 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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Alternate Versions

The television version features a lengthy ten minute flashback sequence showing Tony Trelos as a shoeshine boy and a nightmare recap of the various events in the story inserted at the end. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

This Is . . .
Written by Bea Verdi
Produced by Hal Davis
Performed by Peter Carpenter (uncredited)
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Cheesy of Terror
17 January 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Peter Carpenter's display of himself. He was one of the writers, the lead actor and singer for the film. He basically showcased himself in this film.

The movie is cheesy but a bit fun to watch. The opening of the film is a real hoot - I found myself laughing out loud as Peter sang and danced with the opening credits rolling. I thought to myself "is this guy trying to imitate Tom Jones?" LOL. It made for a fun and funny opening scene.

The rest of the film isn't all that bad, it's watchable, but it's not a good horror film. If you want see a really good Carpenter horror movie then find one by John Carpenter not Peter Carpenter. If you want a laugh then you might like 'Point of Terror'.

4/10


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