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Scared Stiff (1987)

R | | Horror | 23 October 1987 (USA)
Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she, her son, and her psychiatrist-turned-boyfriend move into an old colonial house that is haunted by the ghost of a ruthless slave owner.

Director:

Richard Friedman

Writers:

Mark Frost (original screenplay), Daniel F. Bacaner (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Stevens ... David Young
Mary Page Keller ... Kate Christopher
David Ramsey David Ramsey ... George Masterson
Josh Segal Josh Segal ... Jason
Bill Hindman Bill Hindman ... Dr. Ben Brightman (as William M. Hindman)
Jackie Davis Jackie Davis ... Detective Whitcomb (as Jakie Davis)
Nicole Fortier ... Elizabeth Masterson
Brian Smith Brian Smith ... Director
Tony Shepherd Tony Shepherd ... Wally
Tom Kouchalakos Tom Kouchalakos ... Michael Murphy
Jennifer Hingel Jennifer Hingel ... Jennifer
Richard Jason Richard Jason ... Elizabeth's Son
Pete Conrad Pete Conrad ... Short Man
Carol Gun Carol Gun ... Sherry
Ellen Simmons Ellen Simmons ... Claire
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Storyline

Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she, her son, and her psychiatrist-turned-boyfriend move into an old colonial house that is haunted by the ghost of a ruthless slave owner.

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Taglines:

There's no place left to hide.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When filming the scene where Jason jumped out of the way of a moving car, the car came within inches of hitting Jason's actor Josh Segal. His parents were understandably furious, met with the director and demanded that he be paid a stunt fee, to which Friedman obliged. The footage of Segal almost getting hit is the take used in the actual film. See more »

Goofs

The workman's eyes clearly move after he is dead. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
George Masterson: You Shouldn't Have Done That Elizabeth!
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat of the Heart
by Billy Barber
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Uneven but enjoyable
21 January 2021 | by amatheou-86539See all my reviews

Very uneven 80s horror movie that seems to turn into different movies every 20 minutes, none of it makes too much sense, but there is some gravity to the movie. Decent performance from the lead actress, not so from the bland male lead, but weirdly the star of the show is the kid who is has this great way of looking at the psycho adults. This is no lost gem but like nearly everything 80s it's still fairly enjoyable


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scared Stiff See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Manson International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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