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Scared Stiff (1987)

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

Director:

Richard Friedman

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

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There's no place left to hide.

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abraxas See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Manson International See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Filmed in a mansion on "Star Island" in Miami area. See more »

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

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Referenced in Satan's Storybook (1989) See more »

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Beat of the Heart
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Silly Little Film
13 January 2007 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

Scared Stiff is definitely a film that most B horror fans should venture into seeing. It literally has EVERYTHING. Horrible editing, awful acting, a script that goes nowhere, off the wall gore (at the end), and an incredible silly ending!

Kate, David and Kate's son move into and old house. Kate is an actress and David is a therapist. When they move into this house things start going very strange as Kate starts seeing things, along with her son. It turns out that the house they moved into belonged to an evil man that tortured slaves back in the late 1800's. As the family stays in the house lounger, the more possessed David becomes.

I have a soft spot for movies like this. Yes, it was a terrible film. No doubt about that. But, did I enjoy this film... I would have to say yes. For fans of a genre long dead this is definitely worth seeing as the story is actually not half bad. It is everything else that brings this movie down. Example: there is a scene in which a man is hanging outside of a window. We get a close up of his face for roughly 15 seconds. At the end of the scene, we see the mans eyes move. Truly poor editing. If you watch this movie you will see many inconsistencies. For me, that is what gives it its charm.

Goofy movie that is well worth watching for all of you 80's horror fans. 6/10


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