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Fiend (1980)

Not Rated | | Horror | September 1980 (USA)
This low budget feature from Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler opens with a spirit entering into a gravesite and reanimating a corpse back to life as Mr. Longfellow. In order for him to stay ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Dohler

Writers:

Don Dohler, Don Leifert (additional story concepts)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Leifert ... Eric Longfellow
Richard Nelson Richard Nelson ... Gary Kender
Elaine White Elaine White ... Marsha Kender
George Stover ... Dennis Frye
Greg Dohler Greg Dohler ... Scotty
Del Winans Del Winans ... Jimmy Barnes
Kim Pfeiffer Kim Pfeiffer ... Kristy Michaels (as Kim Dohler)
Debbie Vogel Debbie Vogel ... Helen Weiss
Richard Geiwitz Richard Geiwitz ... Fred
Denise Grzybowski Denise Grzybowski ... Kristy's Friend
Lydia Vuynovich Lydia Vuynovich ... Angie - Girl in Cemetery
Steve Frith Steve Frith ... Steve - Man in Cemetery
Pam Dohler Pam Dohler ... Jane Clayton
Barbara Shuman Barbara Shuman ... Woman With Dog
Tom Griffith Tom Griffith ... Man With Beard
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This low budget feature from Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler opens with a spirit entering into a gravesite and reanimating a corpse back to life as Mr. Longfellow. In order for him to stay alive, he needs to absorb the life energies out of the living by wrapping his hands around his victoms' throats. He moves to the suburbs of Maryland where his nosey neighbor begins to suspect something aint right with Mr. Longfellow. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Neighbor See more »

Filming Locations:

Perry Hall, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000 (estimated)
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Cinema Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Don Dohler used his own home as the house that Eric Longfellow resides in. See more »

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Featured in Filmgore (1983) See more »

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Beware the Fiend
29 November 2005 | by somethingtotallyoriginalSee all my reviews

Super good cult/horror/mystery (obviously not much of a mystery for us). I can't believe its taken me this long to discover a gem as good and unique as this. Thanx to the good people at Retromedia Entertainment for making it possible by providing a nice collectors edition DVD.

This low budgeter is full of clever story and dialog. The highlight is the brilliant, long, creepy, suspicious, elusive performance by the main character Mister Longfellow. There's also a cute, loving wife... but unfortunately she wasn't as smart as her concerned neighbor husband.

A classic example of how a film doesn't need a budget to be good... just a writer/director who knows what he's doing and a few friends to help. Thats all you need. It keeps the atmosphere. And the spirits. If you haven't seen Fiend you are missing out!


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