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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 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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A deadly game of hide and seek. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Man In Theatre: Weirdo.
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The UK DVD is an edited version, missing some of the violence from the "Night Caller" film-within-a-film sequence and the chainsaw murder at the end. The older UK video release on the Intervision label was uncut. See more »

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Caroline Munro is the ultimate Godess of horror!
11 February 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

This film is freely based on a true incident that happened in the early 1980s when a weird fan did an assault on US-president Ronald Reagan, just to impress his fave actress Jodie Foster whom he saw her in Martin Scorsese´s cult classic. Now, Joe Spinell plays a quite strange taxi driver who´s possessed by the idea to shoot a movie that stars his beloved horror star Jana Bates (as sexy as ever: Caroline Munro!). As soon as he arrives at the film festival in Cannes/France some bloody murders shatter the surroundings of the actress...

I know that this film was released in Germany under the title "Maniac 2: Love to Kill", however until its two main actors "The Last Horror Film" has got nothing to do with William Lustig´s explosive shocker! The gore keeps within the limits, some sedate humor is brought on and the sleaze factor is satisfied by some naked chicks running over the screen. Some surreal impressions are given by a few film-in-film-interruptions, the atmosphere of glamorous Cannes reminded me on a soap opera, though quite likeable at all, and the ending features a pretty surprise! Don´t expect a second "Maniac" or you´ll surely be disappointed! Enjoy this nice little horror thriller for the amazing appearance of great Caroline Munro and you´ll worship her like a Godess!!!


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