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Escapes (1986)

| Drama, Horror | TV Movie
An anthology of five tales of terror, each originally produced for video. The titles are "Something's Fishy," "Coffee Break," "Who's There," "Jonah's Dream," and "Think Twice."

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David Steensland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... The Mailman / Host (Hall of Faces)
Todd Fulton Todd Fulton ... Matthew Wilson (Hall of Faces)
Jerry Grisham Jerry Grisham ... Fisherman (A Little Fishy)
Michael Patton-Hall Michael Patton-Hall ... Delivery Driver (Coffee Break)
John Mitchum ... Mr. Olson (Coffee Break)
Lee Cranfield Lee Cranfield ... Young Man (Coffee Break)
Roelle Mitchell Roelle Mitchell ... Young Woman (Coffee Break)
Mick Martin Mick Martin ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
P.K. Kearns P.K. Kearns ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Vera Briggs Vera Briggs ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Arleta Johnson Arleta Johnson ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Delbert Johnson Delbert Johnson ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Jim Sundown Jim Sundown ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Julie Ann Daly Julie Ann Daly ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
Bob Pittinger Bob Pittinger ... Person in Cafe (Coffee Break)
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Storyline

A strange mailman delivers a videotape titled "Escapes" to young Matthew Wilson. Matt gets curious and decides to give it a watch. The movie turns out to be a horror anthology with legendary horror actor Vincent Price as the host, who introduces every of the six segments. The first segment titled "A Little Fishy" follows a fisherman, who ends up being the bait. "Coffee Break" follows a delivery man, who gets lost and ends up in the one town you can't get lost in... or leave. "Who's There" follows a man, who finds a baby Sasquatch in the forest, withe terrifying results. "Jonah's Dream" follows a widow in financial trouble, who finds a UFO in her late husband's mine along with something else. "Think Twice" follows a homeless guy, who gets robbed, but a strange glowing crystal he finds, allows him to dispense his own unique kind of justice. The sixth and final segment, "Hall of Faces", follows Matt again, who ends up in the place where Price is hosting from.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Escapes - A Fronteira da Imaginação See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Vincent Price only worked for one day. See more »

Alternate Versions

Stories which were not included featured a drunken man building a giant mouse trap, an elderly couple finding a strange boy while taking a joyride, a woman pursued by a Ventriloquist dummy after she mistreats it, and a man trapped in a warehouse of talking female Mannequins. See more »

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This film is the textbook example of bad film-making.
10 July 1999 | by WhilesSee all my reviews

> Escapes is the textbook example of bad film-making. Whenever you've seen a > movie that you feel was horrible, see this one and realize what true garbage > is. One can only guess that Vincent Price was blackmailed into being > involved in this mess. Two bright spots about this film were that it has no > sequel, and that it has a "Mystery Science Theater" quality about it. To me > the most frightening thing about this movie was that I paid .99 to rent this > dog. >


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