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Seizure (1974)

PG | | Horror | 15 November 1974 (USA)
Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the ... See full summary »

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Edward Mann (screenplay), Oliver Stone (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Frid ... Edmund Blackstone
Martine Beswick ... The Queen
Joseph Sirola ... Charlie Hughes
Christina Pickles ... Nicole Blackstone
Hervé Villechaize ... The Spider (as Herve Villechaize)
Anne Meacham ... Eunice Kahn
Roger De Koven ... Serge Kahn
Troy Donahue ... Mark Frost
Mary Woronov ... Mikki Hughes
Richard Cox ... Gerald
Timothy Ousey Timothy Ousey ... Jason Blackstone
Henry Judd Baker ... Jackal (as Henry Baker)
Lucy Bingham Lucy Bingham ... Betsy
Alexis Kirk Alexis Kirk ... Arris
Emil Meola Emil Meola ... Gas Station Attendant
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Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the dream becomes reality and it never ends... Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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She deals in death See more »

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Horror

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PG | See all certifications »

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Feature film debut of director Oliver Stone. When Scorpion Releasing was releasing Seizure (1974) for the first time in HD on BluRay in September 2014, Stone wrote a comment on his Facebook page(9/04/14): "Could be a quicky release, I have no idea. The film was my first brutal experience of filmmaking-call it a baptism by fire, it was as adventurous in its French-Canadian production as Salvador (1986) 13 years later in Mexico." See more »

Quotes

Gas Station Attendant: I can't take a credit card.
Charlie Hughes: Why?
Gas Station Attendant: They have a counterfeit investigation.
Charlie Hughes: Listen idiot, this is a VIP card.
Gas Station Attendant: Look Jack, I...
Charlie Hughes: No wait a minute, Charles Hughes, not Jack. Did I say my name was Jack?
Gas Station Attendant: Jack, I don't particularly like being called an idiot.
Charlie Hughes: Wait a minute, wait a minute, my name is not Jack. It's Charles Hughes!
Gas Station Attendant: I don't care if your name is Rockefeller; nine dollars and twenty three cents.
Charlie Hughes: No no, not Rockefeller. Hughes, Charles Hughes, do you know what that means? You see that sign up there? I ...
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The UK video, released in 1989, included almost 4 minutes of extra footage See more »

Connections

Featured in Seizure: An Interview with Mary Woronov (2014) See more »

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Seizure-Jonathan Frid's Exit from Dark Shadows
24 July 2005 | by Barnabasat45See all my reviews

Back in the spring of 1974, I was a freelance writer in Manhattan, New York. While at distributing office in New Jersey, the editor and publisher of the magazine " Castle of Frankenstein" asked me if I wanted to do an interview with Jonathan Frid, about his new film SEIZURE. Well having been a fan of both Frid and Dark Shadows, I jumped at the chance. After interviewing Frid in his apartment, I also had a telephone interview with Oliver Stone, who told me of his future projects. I, at the time was only interested in his current project, SEIZURE. Little did I know how important Mr. Stone would someday be. After meeting with and buying some photo's from the films photographer and co-star Herve' Villachaze " meeting him was a treat in itself" I did the article. After 6 month the film was released in New York. The best and only safe place to see it was, believe it or not, the Lyrick theatre of 42nd street. Now, not that Seizure was a masterpiece, but,in a time where horror films were almost non-existent this was a nice treat. The music, photography and editing were all top notch, as well as the entire cast, who all played their parts as over the top as humanly possible. Seizure was a high guilty low budget film, that to this day has gone nowhere. In the late 80's the film was released on video, but was soon pulled off the market mainly due to Oliver Stones objections. Too bad, with all of the high budget c.g.i. horror films out today, it would be nice to see a tale like Seizure, a low budget film that is packed with high quality acting and writing.


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15 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Québec, Canada See more »

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CAD250,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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