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Deadtime Stories (1986)

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


Jeffrey Delman


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





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


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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Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


Director Jeffrey Delman originally wanted the songs "Surfin' Bird" and "Walkin' on the Rain" for use in the film's third story, but the rights to the songs were too expensive. See more »


Right before Uncle Mike starts telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood, a boom Mic can be seen above his head. See more »


Beresford 'Papa' Baer: Just where are we going anyway?
Judith 'MaMa' Baer: You remember that nice little house we used to live in? I think it's vacant now
Beresford 'Papa' Baer: Oh yeah... the one in Amityville!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are presented as pages in an ancient storybook and it's being turned by a human male hand and it transitions to monstrous hands. See more »

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 »


Referenced in Fall Break: The Making of 'The Mutilator' (2016) See more »


Baby, No Maybe
Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman
Music by Larry Juris
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Terrific 80s Horror Flick
26 January 2004 | by zombinaSee all my reviews

To truly enjoy horror films I think you have to set other movie criteria aside. Let's face it horror wasn't created to win any Oscars, it is in a league of its own. Deadtime Stories is fun for what it is a b-horror movie with a cheesy, yet lovable twist. The whole idea of twisted fairy tales is intriguing and some of them are actually quite good re-telling in particular Little Red Riding Hood. Deadtime Stories is definitely not for the more serious movie watcher but if you enjoy gore with only the slightest bit of substance then buy it, you won't be sorry.

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Release Date:

28 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaky Film Tales See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$708,112, 30 November 1986

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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