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Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.


James L. Wilson


Richard H. Wadsack (original screenplay)


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Cast overview:
Matt Borel Matt Borel ... John / Ron
Gil Glasgow ... Steve / Parker
Patrick Byers Patrick Byers ... Cal
Mary Agen Cox Mary Agen Cox ... Elaine
Robin Bradley Robin Bradley ... Sally / Annie's Roommate
Ray Gaspard Ray Gaspard ... Harper / Billy
Beverly Allen Beverly Allen ... Jookie / Crazy Annie
Brandy Barrett Brandy Barrett ... Liz
Charles Rucker Charles Rucker ... Alan
Jan Norton Jan Norton ... Lauri
Malcolm Edmonds Malcolm Edmonds
Nicole Salley Nicole Salley
William Goodman William Goodman
Jean Sweeney Jean Sweeney
William Ragsdale ... The Kid - Service Station Attendant (as Bill Ragsdale)


10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night When The Kids Arrived At The Lake See more »


Horror | Mystery


PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

26 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howlings of a Winter's Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

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Full Moon Pictures See more »
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Police descended upon the production when a passerby caught a glimpse of a man hanging from a tree by a noose. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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One of the first low budget urban legend horror films
11 November 2003 | by mmorton-4See all my reviews

This film is a sinful pleasure. Granted it is not the best film to come out of Hollywood, but that's because it did not come from Hollywood. Here is my point: First of all the film was written, directed and produced by kids (early twenties) from Louisiana. The initial distribution was with 4 prints they carried around to their local north Louisiana theaters. After it performed quite well it was picked up by a "Hollywood" distributor ( and of course the kids who made it got screwed). The film then performed very well both here and abroad. Another point is they raised all the monies to make the film(the movie cost less than 2 tickets and popcorn at a theater today) so you got to give them credit. Horror buffs can certainly see where some of the other films borrowed from this little indie. In conclusion, if you have ever thought of or dreamed of making your own film this is worth seeing (if you can find it).

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