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The Last Horror Film (1982)

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

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David Winters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J'Len Winters J'Len Winters ... Girl In Jaccuzi / Beach Girl Teaser
John Kelly John Kelly ... Man In Theatre
Joe Spinell ... Vinny (as Joe Spinnel)
Simone Overman Simone Overman ... Woman #1 In Theatre
Malgosia Casey Malgosia Casey ... Woman #2 In Theatre
Patty Salier Patty Salier ... Woman #3 In Theatre
Chip Hamilton ... New York Man
George Valismis George Valismis ... New York Man
Peter D'Arcy Peter D'Arcy ... New York Man (as Peter Darcy)
Filomena Spagnuolo Filomena Spagnuolo ... Vinny's Mother (as Mary Spinnel)
Don Talley Don Talley ... Cowboy
Mai Britt Finseth Mai Britt Finseth ... Bikini Girl / Beach Girl
Valerie Valerie ... Bikini Girl
Caroline Munro ... Jana Bates
Robert Paget ... Screening Room Jury
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Storyline

Vinny is obsessed with famous actress Jana Bates and is determined to have her star in his movie. He travels to the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and convince her. Unfortunately, he goes about things in a rather unprofessional manner and people invloved with Jana Bates begin to disappear. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

Inescapable fear descends upon the French Riviera. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanatical Extreme See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vinny Durand's apartment was the same New York City apartment Joe Spinell lived in. See more »

Goofs

When Vinnie is reading Starburst magazine in his cab, the position in which he is holding the magazine changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[after watching the rough cut of Vinny's movie in a screening room]
Vinny's Mother: Vinny, I'm real proud of you. You finally did make your movie with Jana Bates.
Vinny Durand: Thanks, Ma. But this'll be the first and last horror film I'll ever make. Let me tell you about my next movie. You got any more baked maccaroni?
Vinny's Mother: Nope.
Vinny Durand: Anyway, let me tell you about my next picture.
Vinny's Mother: Vinny...
Vinny Durand: It's a science fiction drama. I'm on a ship in outer space... just me and Jana.
Vinny's Mother: Vinny...
Vinny Durand: Lost in space, fighting off aliens and space ...
[...]
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End cast list is presented in order of appearance. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American 'Troma' DVD release is also missing the end of the "Night Caller" film clip. The shots of the old woman removing and eating the heart have been cut out. See more »

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References Polyester (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Time and Place
Written and performed by Jesse Frederick and Jeff Koz
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Joe Spinell why did you have to go??
20 April 2002 | by stefantSee all my reviews

A very underrated master piece that i liked much more than, William Lustig´s Maniac, this is far off better not as brutal as the earlier mentioned Maniac, but has a much more interesting plot, the story in short is that Spinell thinks he´s a movie director, but he´s not, he becomes obsessed by the beautiful Caroline Munroe from the Spy who loved me, Spinell wants her in his movie (eventhough he hasn´t got a movie to put her in) I laughed a lot in this very sick study,of the mind of the deranged serial killer, played byJoe Spinell. It has a lot of strong violence, throat cutting stabbings and some strangulation. Watch out for Spinells real mother that plays the killers mother also. I gave it a 10 out of 10


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