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TerrorVision (1986)

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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

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Ted Nicolaou

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Ted Nicolaou
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Cast

Cast overview:
Diane Franklin ... Suzy
Gerrit Graham ... Stan
Mary Woronov ... Raquel
Chad Allen ... Sherman
Jon Gries ... O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
Bert Remsen ... Grampa
Alejandro Rey ... Spiro
Randi Brooks ... Cherry
Jennifer Richards ... Medusa
Sonny Carl Davis ... Norton
Ian Patrick Williams ... Nutky
William Paulson William Paulson ... Pluthar
John Leamer John Leamer ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Stan installs a state-of-art satellite TV system for his dysfunctional family. However, he accidentally picks up a signal from another planet and his television system becomes the gateway between the two planets. A ravenous alien creature comes to his apartment and only their son Sherman (Chad Allen) sees the monster, but his parents do not believe in the boy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

TerorVizija See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,256, 17 February 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$320,256, 17 February 1986
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lux Interior and Frank Zappa were both considered to compose the score. See more »

Goofs

When Pluthar is talking to Suzy and Sherman, his skin is glossy and reflective of light. Upon learning that the "beast has ingested earthlings," cutting back from Suzy and Sherman, his skin appears dull and muted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raquel Putterman: [Raquel watches her exercise program while Stanley works on the satellite dish] Stanley! Stanley! Quit screwing around... Stanley! Stanley, I'm right in the middle of my program. For Christ's sakes, Stanley!
Stanley Putterman: Lay off me, Beautiful. I almost got this baby wired.
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Connections

Featured in Deadly Weapon (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

TerrorVision
Written and Performed by The Fibonaccis
Produced by Ron Goudie
© 1986 Smell Brain / Amgine
Administered by Bug Music
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Good ole fun
25 October 2003 | by one4now4See all my reviews

This is a movie I've kind of been wanting to see. I am ready to add this to my list of personal favorites after watching it for the first time, so I know they did some stuff right. While it's still fresh in my mind, there are some things I definitely want to say. First off, I am extremely surprised that this doesn't seem to have a cult following to it. "TerrorVision" is a great film that should have definitely achieved cult status. From the start (after some credits set to music by Siouxsie and the Banshees imitators!), this has a definite John Waters look and feel. When the fast-paced story moves into grotesque monster territory, it gets even better. And, regardless of how goofy it is, I dig the commentaries the filmmakers are sprinkling all throughout this movie, the main one of all being the most obvious: television giving birth to monsters. This is definitely one of those wild movies that gets weirder and more bizarre as it moves along. As for people quoting favorite lines from Bert Remsen's "Gramps" character, I love it when he refers to MTV as a secret conspiracy to rot the brain. "TerrorVision" wasn't as gory as I've heard, relying more on gooey FX than gory ones, but there are no complaints here. I love this, it was a real upper of a flagrant horror satire. I am so glad I saw this, and I would give it no less than a definite 9 on a scale of one to ten. In fact, I'm tempted to give it a full 10.


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