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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 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 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)


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.


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

25 December 1992 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Geladeira Diabólica See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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The first draft of the script was written in 1987. See more »


The Mysterious Tanya: You must be strong - do not breed in weakness.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Nail Gun Massacre (2009) See more »

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An impressively precipitated, but ultimately average, horror lampoon.
15 July 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

There's a whole world of horror films that are positively hilarious without intending to be...however, horror film parodies generally don't work well. This one is slightly better than most, and it's slickly made for a movie at this lowish production level. Still, THE REFRIGERATOR is as slight on laughs as it is on scares, and would probably have been more successful as a short subject than a feature.

The idea of a refrigerator being the Earthly gateway to Hell carries with it a lot of possibilities, but this film just doesn't begin to realize its own potential. It may be fun enough as a casual time-filler, but ultimately comes off feeling like a feature-length SNL skit. Take this one or leave it...you may find it enjoyable. I, for one, stand at the equator with one foot in the "no" zone.

4.5 out of 10 stars.

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