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Screamtime (1983)

R | | Fantasy, Horror | 1984 (USA)
A trilogy of three improbable stories of horror and the supernatural are combined into this low budget thriller: "That's the Way to Do It," "Dreamhouse,," and "Do You Believe in Fairies?"


Michael Armstrong (as Al Beresford), Stanley A. Long (as Al Beresford)


Michael Armstrong (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Russo Vincent Russo ... Ed
Michael Gordon Michael Gordon ... Bruce
Marie Scinto Marie Scinto ... Marie
Kevin Smith ... Shop Owner
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... Jack
Ann Lynn ... Lena
Jonathon Morris ... Damien (as Johnathon Morris)
Dione Inman Dione Inman ... Suzy
Bosco Hogan ... Doctor (as Boscoe Hogan)
John Styles John Styles ... Punch (voice)
Ian Saynor ... Tony
Yvonne Nicholson Yvonne Nicholson ... Susan
Lally Bowers ... Mrs. Kingsley
Veronica Doran Veronica Doran ... Miss Burns
Brenda Kempner Brenda Kempner ... Woman


A trilogy of three improbable stories of horror and the supernatural are combined into this low budget thriller: "That's the Way to Do It," "Dreamhouse,," and "Do You Believe in Fairies?"

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1984 (USA) See more »

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pretty decent horror anthology w/ some spooky and clever points in it
21 November 2004 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

This was a decent horror anthology movie. Two New Yorkers steal some videos from a video store, and take them to a female friend's apartment to watch.

In the first one, an old man loves doing Punch & Judy shows for kids, and takes meticulous care of his puppets at home. His wife is fed up with it; they don't make enough money, and she wants him to burn them and move with his stepson to Canada for reliable work. We then see his family being attacked by a wooden board. Has Punch come to life, or has the old man gone nuts? This one wasn't all that good, but it wasn't terrible.

In the second one, a couple move into a house their father was unable to sell. The wife sees a boy bicycling in the yard that no one else notices. She hears noises, and sees blood in the bathtub, then on a knife in the kitchen, then on the bannister. She starts seeing other people in the house, and then starts seeing those people bloody or dead. This one was quite a bit better.

In the last segment, a young man races motorcycles, and works at a clothing store. He needs more money, which his boss offers to loan him. He takes a job gardening for a pair of old ladies to make the money he needs to pay his boss back. They're quite eccentric, believing in fairies and gnomes, and a pact their 16th century ancestor had with the fairies to help conceal her affairs from her husband. The young man discovers the old ladies have a chest full of money, and he decides to rob them with the help of his younger brother and a friend. This one was pretty good too.

Finally, the wraparound segment brings everything together.

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