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Haunting Fear (1990)

A woman has nightmares of being buried alive which somehow awakens a long-repressed enity inside her while her greedy, cheating husband plots to murder her for her money.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story "Premature Burial"), Fred Olen Ray (as Sherman Scott)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brinke Stevens ... Victoria Munroe
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Detective James Trent
John Henry Richardson ... Terry Munroe (as Jay Richardson)
Delia Sheppard ... Lisa
Karen Black ... Dr. Julia Harcourt
Robert Clarke ... Dr. Carlton
Robert Quarry ... Visconti
Michael Berryman ... Mortician
Hoke Howell ... Father Corpse
Greta Carlson Greta Carlson ... Visconti's Girl (as Sherri Graham)
Mark Thomas McGee Mark Thomas McGee ... Morgue Attendant #1
Jeff Yesko Jeff Yesko ... Morgue Attendant #2
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Storyline

Victoria can't sleep: she's having bad dreams about being buried alive. Her husband Terry makes her go see Dr. Carlton, who she blames for her father's death. Unable to help her, he asks Dr. Harcourt to try and unlock Victoria's mental block with hypnotism. Meanwhile Terry continues an affair with his secretary, and worries about paying off a huge gambling debt. Terry could pay off his debt and be with his secretary if he could just get his hands on Victoria's money somehow. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Victoria Monro is haunted by the fear of being BURIED ALIVE. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Allan Poe's Haunting Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$175,000, 31 December 1991
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Color:

Color
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The house used in this film was also seen in Evil Spirits. See more »

Goofs

Obvious fake head when Victoria knifes Terry and decapitates him. See more »

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Jay Richardson takes the (heavily contested) prize for worst acting in this movie
9 June 2011 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I had fairly low expectations of this film, but nonetheless I was still disappointed. While there are some very pretty actresses in here, the level of acting was horrendously low. Jay Richardson takes the (heavily contested) prize for worst acting in this movie. Ay-yi-yi. Jan-Micael Vincent and Karen Black, clearly slumming, mailed it in. Brinke Stevens, with her husky voice and lovely visage, I tried so hard to like, but couldn't. To be fair, terror has to be one of the hardest things to do for an actor, but even so, she just didn't get it done. Delia Sheppard was the best of the major cast by far, and that was just adequate. The only believable acting came from the creepy Micael Berryman in a very small part. The aforementioned actresses, however, are major eye candy, so if you like that sort of thing, then check it out. If not, don't.


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