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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

Writer:

John Shirley
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Cast

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 ... 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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Scream all you want. It won't help. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A number of cast members were in Dolph Lundgren movies shot around this time. Christopher Heyerdahl was in both Silent Trigger (1996) and The Peacekeeper (1997) (which also featured Martin Neufeld), Françoise Robertson had a major role in The Minion (1998) and Andrew Jackson appeared in Blackjack (1998). See more »

Quotes

Philip (the host): Nobody's your friend for long, not in the 'out there'.
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As Long as I Have You
Performed by Claire Rodger
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Twists of Terror: What a pleasant surprise
23 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Going in with no knowledge of the film I was elated to see that it was a horror anthology as I have a real fondness for them.

The trouble however with anthologies is they can only be as good as the weakest story and they always tend to have at least one that is somewhat lacking. Twists of Terror however is a rare exception with three great stories and a likeable wrap around.

Starring Jennifer Rubin, Françoise Robertson and Nick Mancuso the three stories not only manage to surprise and entertain in good measure but the competent cast really elevates them well above what you'd expect.

All three stories are on par, very likeable and don't go quite the way you'd expect at all. So much credit is due to the writers, they really did something special here.

Twists of Terror is right up there with Creepshow (1982) and Trick r Treat (2007) in my estimation and I think its a real shame that it isn't more well known.

Essential viewing for fans of horror anthologies.

The Good:

Great cast

Perfectly written stories

Nice wraparound

The Bad:

Just a couple of minor unanswered questions

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

There is always a correlation between a womans beauty and her level of craziness

Jennifer Rubin should have had a better career

Video dating needs to make a comeback!


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