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Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | 3 May 1974 (USA)
In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director:

S.F. Brownrigg

Writers:

Frank Schaefer (screenplay), Kerry Newcomb (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Bracken Susan Bracken ... Amanda Post
Larry O'Dwyer Larry O'Dwyer ... Claude Kearn
Gene Ross ... Judge Stemple
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Dr. Crawther (as Jim Harrell)
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Nick
Annabelle Weenick ... Annie
Rhea MacAdams ... Grandmother
John Steakley John Steakley ... Local 1
Jeffrey Swann Jeffrey Swann ... Local 2
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In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door! See more »

Filming Locations:

Jefferson, Texas, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Irritating Movie
5 December 2016 | by Rainey DawnSee all my reviews

"Don't Hang Up" AKA "Don't Open The Door" The first hour of this film felt like two hours or more worth of watching... it dragged and dragged. By the time there was 1/2 hour left I really didn't care who lived or died - I wished they would all just die. I wished a big meteorite fell on top of the house with all of them in it and it was over with... but it didn't happen that way so I fast-forwarded the film to see this "great ending" (please note the sarcasm).

Most of the film is just about this Amanda Post girl that hardly ever checks on her sick grandma - the supposed reason for going to the house to begin with. At one point, the doctor came and asked how long has the grandma been asleep and airheaded Amanda says "Oh since I've been here... about 12 hours" then she realized she really hasn't checked on her grandma in all that time - she's been too busy enjoying the house, answering the phone and talking to people that keep running in and out of the home.

Really just a stupid movie with an airhead as the so-called star of the show - she's cute but a real airhead.

1/10


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