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Appointment with Fear (1985)

A man under the influence of an ancient Egyptian curse uses astral projection to kill those who protect his baby son from him. A woman and a shady cop try to stop him before he can get to the child and transfer the curse.

Director:

Ramsey Thomas (as Alan Smithee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Little ... Carol
Michael Wyle Michael Wyle ... Bobby
Kerry Remsen ... Heather
Douglas Rowe ... Kowalski
Garrick Dowhen Garrick Dowhen ... Attis
Deborah Voorhees ... Ruth
Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff ... Samantha (as Pamela Bach)
Vincent Barbour Vincent Barbour ... Cowboy
Mike Gomez ... Little Joe
Danny Dayton ... Norman
James Avery ... Connors
Sergia Simone Sergia Simone ... The Woman
Charlotte Speer Charlotte Speer ... Mrs. Pierce
Hugo Stanger Hugo Stanger ... Old Man (as Hugo L. Stanger)
Gertrude Clement Gertrude Clement ... Elderly Woman (as Gertrude M. Clement)
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A man under the influence of an ancient Egyptian curse uses astral projection to kill those who protect his baby son from him. A woman and a shady cop try to stop him before he can get to the child and transfer the curse.

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Trapped in a world where death is not the end!

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Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Was originally completed as "Deadly Presence" but after producer Moustapha Akkad saw a cut of the film, he fired director Ramsey Thomas and re-shot a considerable amount of new footage and re-edited the film. Thomas declined to be credited as director and the film was credited to the fictitious Alan Smithee. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Love for the Moment
Music and Lyrics by Barry M. Kaye and Andrea Saparoff
Sung by Denver Smith
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A possible cure for insomnia.
15 July 2005 | by alansmithee04See all my reviews

A thoroughly disagreeable entry into the slasher genre, this film began life as "Deadly Presence". After the producers saw how gawd-awful the film really was, they fired Thomas and shot some more footage. Gowan's detective character and a bunch of others were added in a sort of parallel story and the whole thing renamed "Appointment With Fear." Aside from a couple of performances, this cinematic disaster's only redeeming value is its score. Written by ace composer Andrea Saparoff, the music is the only thing lending a little eeriness to what is otherwise an hour and a half of scare-free tedium.

Recommended audience: Weevils, chunks of granite, D-cell batteries and very very minor Egyptian deities only.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Presence See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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