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Deadtime Stories (1986)

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Director:

Jeffrey Delman

Writers:

Jeffrey Delman (as Jefferey S. Delman), J. Edward Kiernan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Valentine ... Peter
Nicole Picard ... Rachel (Red Riding Hood)
Matt Mitler ... Willie (Werewolf)
Cathryn de Prume ... Goldi Lox (as Cathryn DePrume)
Melissa Leo ... Judith 'MaMa' Baer
Kathy Fleig ... Miranda
Phyllis Craig ... Hanagohl
Michael Mesmer ... Uncle Mike
Brian DePersia ... Little Brian
Kevin Hannon Kevin Hannon ... Beresford 'Papa' Baer
Timothy Rule Timothy Rule ... Wilmont 'Baby' Baer
Anne Redfern ... Florinda
Casper Roos Casper Roos ... Vicar
Barbara Seldon Barbara Seldon ... Seductress
Leigh Kilton Leigh Kilton ... Seductress
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Storyline

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

You made your bed... now die in it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Deadtime Stories

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaky Film Tales See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,750,741
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Scary Stuff See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Uncut Edition Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Hannon shaved his head for his role as Papa Baer. See more »

Goofs

In many of the bedroom scenes, daylight appears to be streaming in through the window. Uncle Mike previously complained how late it was. See more »

Quotes

Goldi Lox: Hi, my name is Goldi. Actually, it's Golda. I was born during the Six-Day War.
Judith "MaMa" Baer: Isn't she sweet, Papa? She'll be like the daughter we never had.
Goldi Lox: And you'll be like the parents I brutally slaughtered!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, approximately 29 seconds were cut to secure an "18" rating. These included some alternate shots of Goldi naked in the shower and a scene where she telekinetically impales a man with a pole. See more »

Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Bedtime Tales
Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman
Music by Larry Juris
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And they all died unhappily ever after...
18 January 2014 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

This cheap and cheerful horror anthology might lack star power and some of the technical benefits that a decent budget can bring but it proves a reasonable enough way to pass the time, it's tongue-in-cheek approach complementing the very silly nature of its three twisted fairy tales, as told to irritating brat Brian (Brian DePersia) by his exasperated Uncle Mike (Michael Mesmer).

Tale one revolves around a pair of wicked witches who, with the help of their slave Peter (Scott Valentine), try to resurrect their long dead sister; tale two has pretty cheerleader Rachel (Nicole Picard) pay a visit to her grandmother's house where a werewolf is waiting; the final story features a family of escaped psychos (the Baers) who arrive home to find psychic homicidal maniac Goldi Lox (Cathryn de Prume) living there.

Boasting impressive special effects courtesy of Ed French, surprisingly good performances from its no-name cast, confident direction by Jeffrey Delman, and even a welcome shower scene with hot blonde de Prume, this intentionally daft compendium is pure '80s cheeze that, while unlikely to beat Creepshow to the top spot of anyone's list of '80s horror anthologies, should keep all but the most joyless happy with its hour-and-a-half of mindlessly diverting silliness.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for the innovative opening credits sequence and the terrible theme song.


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