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Death by Dialogue (1988)

A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.


Thomas Dewier (as Tom DeWier)


Thomas Dewier (as Tom DeWier), Susan Trabue (script and additional dialogue)

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Cast overview:
Ken Sagoes ... Lenny
Laura Albert ... Linda
Lenny Delducca Lenny Delducca ... Cary
Kelly Sullivan Kelly Sullivan ... Shelly
Jude Gerard Prest ... Gene (as Jude Gerard)
Judy Gordon Judy Gordon ... Ms Camden
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Uncle Ive (as Ted Lehman)
R.J. Walker R.J. Walker ... Thorn
Gerry Rand Gerry Rand ... Det. Benjamin
Larry Barsky Larry Barsky ... Coroner
Mark Ginther ... Evil Spirit
Robert Lee Robert Lee ... Evil Spirit
Dana Dru Evenson ... Evil Spirit (as Dana Evanson)
Charla Driver Charla Driver ... Evil Spirit


A guy and four of his friends visit his crippled uncle, a taxidermist who lives with his housekeeper next to a movie set. Pretty soon people start being killed in the manner they are in the script of the movie being filmed next door.

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Release Date:

25 November 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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[first lines]
Ms Camden: Who's down there?
Thorn: Just me, Ms. Camden.
Ms Camden: Mr. Thorn, what business have you in the cellar?
Thorn: Settin' traps, ma'am.
Ms Camden: I realize you are new around here. However, your responsibilities lie outside of the house. I suggest that you return to yours at once.
Thorn: Yes, ma'am.
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Lenny Delducca is on the beginning of the movie credited as "Lenny Delducca", on the end of the movie as "Lenny Delduca". See more »


References Bambi (1942) See more »


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Oh Come On
16 October 2005 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

This spirited little low-budget horror film deserves more than it's reputation. I had the fortune of picking this film up (believe it or not) on DVD and needless to say I wasn't expecting much from a film called Death by Dialogue, with a possessed script and an 80's alt-rock band starring Ken Sagoes, who was one of my favorite characters from NOES.

The film does have some ultra cheesy moments but it's decently crazy and gory at times. Plus...nudity. I'd say if you find it on television or in the old releases at your local videostore, be a good-little slasherhound and pick it up and give it a view. As stupid as it is it's worth at least that much.

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