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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.

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Jeffrey Delman

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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 Phyllis Craig ... Hanagohl
Michael Mesmer Michael Mesmer ... Uncle Mike
Brian DePersia ... Little Brian
Kevin Hannon Kevin Hannon ... Beresford 'Papa' Baer
Timothy Rule Timothy Rule ... Wilmont 'Baby' Baer
Anne Redfern Anne Redfern ... Florinda
Casper Roos Casper Roos ... Vicar
Barbara Seldon Barbara Seldon ... Seductress
Leigh Kilton Leigh Kilton ... Seductress
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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:

Your Most Terrifying Nightmares Come to Life. You'll Pray for Dawn. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Mike Mesmer and director Jeffrey Delman were friends in real life. See more »

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When Miranda is thrown against the cave wall after being cornered by the witch, the whole wall moves. See more »

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Lt. Jack B. Nimble: With all this permissive sex, and recreational violence, it's no wonder this country is in the mess it's in. I mean, it's like the old saying: when you lay down with dogs, you get up with puppies!
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Bedtime Tales
Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman
Music by Larry Juris
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One of the better "anthology" movies.
22 July 2001 | by KastoreSee all my reviews

I recently made it a point to try and see every horror anthology movie I know about. Having neared the end of my "mission", "Deadtime Stories" sticks out as being surprisingly good. Creative effects, clever stories, and just the right amount of dark humor make this one a great movie to watch.

To start with, the wraparound story, while being somewhat tried, is dramatically saved by the character of the sleazy uncle. All he's trying to do is get his nephew to fall asleep so he can watch the Miss Nude competition. His introduction to the Runninghood story is terrific. I must have missed getting to hear THOSE fairy tales when I was a child.

The first story is the darkest of the three, Peter and the Witches. Its highlights are a hot blonde with big breasts and a stomach-churning sequence of a fully-regenerating body. It has a chilling ending, with an intentionally-corny "alternate" ending told by the uncle to satisfy his bratty nephew.

The second story is a clever variation of Little Red Riding Hood. Here Red Riding Hood is dubbed "Runninghood", and is, as the uncle graphically describes, a high school senior with firm breasts. The wolf is a werewolf, who attacks the girl's grandmother while our title heroine goes and has sex with her boyfriend (the woodsman). Even more interesting is if you know that the original Riding Hood fairy tale is largely a metaphor for a young woman's first sexual experience.

The third story is the best, offering the perfect combination of horror and dark humor. In Goldi Lox and the Three Baers, "Papa" Baer and his mentally-retarded son "Baby" Baer escape from an asylum (whose name I won't give away, but it immediately tells you that the segment is going to be funny) with "Mama" Baer's help and find that the murderous Goldi Lox, who has Carrie-like telekinetic powers, is living in their old house. The feuding Captains Jack B. Nimble and Jack B. Quick of the police department successfully bungle their effort to capture the group, and the four go on their merry way at the end. Several parts are funny in this one, particularly when Goldi Lox and Baby Baer have "sex". Some of the humor is subtle, too. I almost didn't catch the "plainclothes vehicles" part.

I quite enjoyed this one. Just one problem, though. You don't find out who won the Miss Nude pageant! 8/10.


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