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Hysterical (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | July 1983 (USA)
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 »

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Chris Bearde
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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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Comedy | Horror

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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

Dr. Paul Batton: Your father is the sheriff?
Kate: Yes.
Dr. Paul Batton: [voice over] Well, kiss off getting laid.
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Spoofs Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Yeah We're All In The Hysterical Secret Fan Club!
6 March 2001 | by dispetSee all my reviews

like every other user here i saw this film when i was a kid and taped it because it was on in the middle of the night. AND I STILL HAVE MY COPY!!!! at least 3 times a year i dug out from where ever it has disapeared to and watch it again.

i canno understand how anybody could not enjoy this movie, maltin must be terminally brain dead to not laugh at this, and that user rating system sucks! how could it get 4.2 out of 10 if the majority of people voted it between 7 and 10! check it out and see for yourself, nearly everyone gave it a great rating yet it still only gets a 4.2 average according to IMDb. THIS SUCKS MORE THAN ANYTHING HAS SUCKED BEFORE!!! but really, what difference does it make. we here all know it is a brilliant classic.

What can i say about the plot, nothing, it's to stupid to explain, it has to be seen to be believed. what can i say about the acting? it's ridiculous. what can i say about the film over all? it's HYSTERICAL!!! do yourself a favour, ignore maltin and the IMDb's rating system AND GO FIND THIS MOVIE. it is brilliant. 10 out of 10


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