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The Refrigerator (1991)

A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »


Nicholas Jacobs


Christopher Oldcorn (story), Nicholas Jacobs (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McNeal ... Eileen Bateman
Dave Simonds ... Steve Bateman (as David Simonds)
Phyllis Salaberrios Phyllis Salaberrios ... The Mysterious Tanya (as Phyllis Sanz)
Angel Caban Angel Caban ... Juan the Plumber
Nena Segal Nena Segal ... Eileen's Mother
Jaime Rojo Jaime Rojo ... Paolo the Paolo's Assistant
Alex Trisano Alex Trisano ... Hector
Peter Justinus Peter Justinus ... Mr. Walters
Karen Wexler ... Nikki
Michael Beltran Michael Beltran ... Ramon
Jack Mason ... Chipper
Larry Tate Larry Tate ... Mr. Jarvis
Darrell Smith Darrell Smith ... Guy who went 'Oops'
Phil Butard Phil Butard ... Bob
Weston Blakesley ... Suburban Ohio Neighbor (as Weston Blakesly)
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A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover that the refrigerator is a monster which kills people in gruesome ways and then sends them to hell. The refrigerator is already gaining mind control over the husband. What will happen? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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No survivors. Only leftovers.


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This film took four years altogether to make. See more »


Steve Bateman: I am the waffle maker!
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Cheesy fun not to be taking seriously.
22 May 2012 | by jimy23See all my reviews

This movie seems like it tries to be supernatural horror thriller but if anything it's a satire thats intentionally Cheesy. Eileen and Steve Bateman are a young couple that moves into a small apartment soon they start having weird dreams about the refrigerator Steve who becomes attached to the fridge dream of people he knows shrunk down inside the fridge talking to him. Eileen has nightmares of blood and long tentacle things coming out of the fridge she also has a dream of a fetus in the fridge. A woman called Tanya tells Eileen to leave the room she knows the refrigerator is evil and says its a gateway to hell. Steve starts acting strange and becomes obsessed with the refrigerator some people get eaten but the movie more about the fridge haunting Steve and Eileen. Juan the plumber who was also warned of the fridge join Tanya and Eileen in destroying the evil fridge and it turns out that is not the only appliances thats possessed. People who don't like this movie don't understand it it's not supposed to be a serious i can think of many big budget movies with a well known director or well known actors that are not as good as this. If you like this i suggest checking out attack of the killer refrigerator the stuff or Death bed or any killer object movie.

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25 December 1992 (Brazil) See more »

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A Geladeira Diabólica See more »

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New York, USA


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$500,000 (estimated)
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