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Hysterical (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | July 1983 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Chris Bearde
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Hudson ... Frederic Lansing / Casper
Mark Hudson ... Dr. Paul Batton
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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"These boys are funny" Idi Amin 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

Fritz: Oh, so this is Mexico.
[Dr. Paul Batton looks at Fritz, the map, and the tall trees around them, then grabs the map, turns it upside down, and hands it back to Fritz.]
Fritz: Oh, so this is Oregon.
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A hilarious film that makes fun of many classic films from our time, like The Shining & The Exorcist. I'm one of the few to own this movie..
27 August 1999 | by carmySee all my reviews

This movie makes me laugh every time I watch it. I first saw it when I was 4 and I often sought to find a copy of it. I bought it when I was a kid and have had it ever since. It consists of many funny scenes, including a library/chase sequence, and a battle between humans and former psychiatric patients turned zombies at the top of a lighthouse. Can we say The Fog?


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