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Hysterical (1983)

A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Bearde
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Hudson ... Frederic Lansing / Casper
Mark Hudson ... Dr. Paul Batton
Brett Hudson Brett Hudson ... Fritz
Cindy Pickett ... Kate
Richard Kiel ... Captain Howdy
Julie Newmar ... Venetia
Robert Donner ... Ralph
Murray Hamilton ... Mayor
Clint Walker ... Sheriff
Franklyn Ajaye ... Leroy
Charlie Callas ... Dracula
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda H. Bearde Amanda H. Bearde ... Teenage Girl
Pamela Bowman Pamela Bowman ... New York Model #2
Robert Alan Browne ... New York Press Man
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Bookstore Society Lady #2
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is resurrected, two daring adventure seekers are brought in to solve the case and find out the secret of the lighthouse. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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WARNING This movie contains scenes of violent comedy, explicit humour and excessive laughter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Sprung in der Schüssel See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released in July of 1983, the dancing zombies of Hysterical predate Michael Jackson's Thriller release by about 4 months. See more »

Quotes

Librarian: The library is closed. All white people must leave.
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Alternate version or not? I wonder.
28 March 2001 | by docmarvySee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 12 years old and taped it off of cable. I know that it was a cable edit because it contained the word "a**hole." But I caught it on cable the other night and noticed a scene that wasn't in the edit I have on tape. The big song and dance number at the fun park near the end. I was floored! So... can anyone else out there support my claim? I know that there is an edit floating around without the dance number. Either way... this movie isn't exactly brilliant. It was extremely fulfilling for me at 12, and now that I'm still emotionally 12 it's still pretty good. But your Leonard Maltin types aren't going to dig it.


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