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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

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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Crew members painted the leaves in the trees green in order to maintain some continuity because this movie was shot in the fall. 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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Alternate Versions

The UK video, released in 1989, included almost 4 minutes of extra footage See more »

Connections

Featured in Seizure: An Interview with Richard Cox (2014) See more »

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Unpleasant but clever.
20 October 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Oliver Stone's first film was this unpleasant but fascinating and clever thriller, which blurs the line between dreams and reality in a way that would later become very popular in the "Nightmare On Elm Street" films. The film is technically unpolished, with a crummy look and often inept editing. But it is also a disturbing experience that offers no easy redemptions, and as such it is recommended especially to people who enjoy films like "Alice, Sweet Alice". (**)


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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