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Scared to Death (1980)

An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the ... See full summary »

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William Malone

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William Malone, Robert Short (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stinson John Stinson ... Ted Lonergan
Diana Davidson Diana Davidson ... Jennifer Stanton
David Moses David Moses ... Detective Lou Capell (as Jonathan David Moses)
Toni Jannotta Toni Jannotta ... Sherry Carpenter
Walker Edmiston ... Police Chief Dennis Warren
Pamela Bowman Pamela Bowman ... Janie Richter
Mike Muscat ... Howard Tindall (as Michael Muscat)
Freddie Dawson Freddie Dawson ... Virgil Watson
Tracy Weddle Tracy Weddle ... Kathy Sperry
Joleen Porcaro Joleen Porcaro ... Kelly - Victim #5
David Daniels David Daniels ... Michael, roller skater (as Joseph Daniels)
Stephen Fanning Stephen Fanning ... Scott, roller skater
Greer Justin Greer Justin ... Sandy, rollerskater
Johnny Crear ... Victor Colter
John Moskal John Moskal ... Police Lab Man (as John Moskal Jr.)
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Storyline

An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the work of the Syngenor - the synthesized genetic organism! Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Victims of the Killer Kiss, they were . . . See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scared to Death: Syngenor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$74,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Malone Productions Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director William Malone said the first sale for the picture was to Malaysia for $90,000. They were already making a profit since the film only cost $74,000 to make. See more »

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Followed by Syngenor (1990) See more »

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Average monster movie
29 December 2000 | by Trooper8-2See all my reviews

This film was a very typical monster movie that incorporated all of the usual dumb cliches. It's got a slow moving, fake looking monster, really stupid victims who deserve to die, and a lame story about the monster resulting from a genetic experiment gone awry. (Why did the professor even make the monster in the first place? It never really says why. I guess that's just what scientists do.) Still, this movie is an okay time-waster if you happen to enjoy bad sci-fi or horror. It's certainly not the best, but I have definitely seen worse. I give it a 5/10 rating.


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