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Twists of Terror (1997)

Stuck in the attic of his house, a paranoid man recounts several different tales to an unknown listener in order to explain the dangers of the world.

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Douglas Jackson

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John Shirley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Rubin ... Amy
Françoise Robertson ... Cindy
Nick Mancuso ... Crenshaw
Joseph Ziegler ... Philip (the host)
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Darien
Carl Marotte ... Joe
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Dr. Roberts
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Tanya
Andrew Jackson ... Barry
Jack Langedijk Jack Langedijk ... Richard
Keath Thome Keath Thome ... Bernard
Claudia Besso ... Mai
Steve Adams ... Sam
Babs Gadbois Babs Gadbois ... Old Crone
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Real. Dr. Roberts
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Stuck in the attic of his house, a paranoid recounts several different tales to an unknown listener in order to explain the dangers of the world: The People You Meet-Out on a date, a couple are celebrating their anniversary when their car crashes and is run off the road, forcing them to ride with a stranger when he picks them up. When he and a friend take them to a cabin in the woods, they are tortured, but soon they realize that the allegiances of the kidnappers are a little more shaky than they thought. The Clinic-Traveling through the countryside, a man finds himself attacked by a savage dog at a gas station and ends up at a nearby private clinic where a strange nurse tends to his wounds. Persistent in trying to leave, he tries to get out in order to go on with his day but manages to be prevented from knowing what's going on. Continuing to snoop around, he finds the real reason for the deadly game and tries to get out of the building alive. Stolen Moments-Struggling through the ... Written by GL84

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Scream See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Dolby

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Color
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I saw the twists coming
30 June 1999 | by Rusty-61See all my reviews

More like 2 and a half stars. I am a sucker for anthology horror movies. There are three stories to this one. The theme of the whole thing is that each of the stories are supposed to have an unexpected twist partway through (or at the end). The first story is about a man and his wife who are celebrating their second honeymoon, and are on a fairly deserted road after a fancy dinner when a car runs them off the road. They finally manage to flag down a van that stops for them to take them to a phone (I guess neither of these yuppies carry a cell?) The driver, who sounds like Woody Harrelson did in Kingpin, and kind of looks like him too, only with more hair, gets more and more creepy, and they get more and more nervous...I didn't see the first twist coming, but I saw the second twist, which I could tell was supposed to be more shocking, a mile away. The second story is about a travelling salesman who has to catch a plane. They leave it vague but he seems to have ripped off someone and is trying to leave the country. He runs out of gas and gets attacked by a dog, then to escape, runs to a hospital-like building (again, out in the middle of nowhere) and pounds on the door till a nurse and an orderly let him in. But are the hospital staff really what they seem? I figured out how this one would end about 10 seconds after he enters the hospital, having seen this plot before on Tales From The Crypt among others. The third story is about a pretty but lonely single woman looking for romance in bars and through dating services. She meets a good-looking, smooth character in a bar who seduces her. I saw the ending twist to this one coming about 5 minutes into it as well. I do have to say, in all fairness, that I've seen almost every horror movie ever made and every Tales From the Crypt episode, so I am pretty good at figuring out how these things are gonna go. And there were some original things done, and they did trick me one or two times. Better than all that teen crap coming out these days, that's for sure. Worth renting--and good if you have a short attention span. Try not to be distracted by how the female lead in the last story is a dead ringer for Julia Louise Dreyfuss.


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