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Tales of the Third Dimension (1984)

This movie is made-up of three tales, the first one is, "Young Blood" it is about a married pair of vampires who adopt a child and are horrified to discover that it is another kind of ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Charles Bibby Charles Bibby ... Minister (segment "The Guardians")
Robert Bloodworth Robert Bloodworth ... Count (segment "Young Blood") (as Bob Bloodworth)
Kevin Campbell Kevin Campbell ... Dudley (segment "Young Blood")
Sherri Chambers Sherri Chambers ... Child 3
Charles Elledge Charles Elledge ... Santa (segment "Visions of Sugar Plums")
Ginger Heath Ginger Heath ... Ms. Morris (segment The Guardians")
Benjy Helbein Benjy Helbein ... Child 4 (segment "Young Blood")
William T. Hicks William T. Hicks ... Nigel (segment "The Guardians") (as William Hicks)
Kate Hunter Kate Hunter ... Countess (segment "Young Blood")
Terry Laughlin Terry Laughlin ... Charley (segment "The Guardians")
Craig Nelson Craig Nelson ... Dad (segment "Visions of Sugar Plums")
Kathy O'Toole Kathy O'Toole ... Susy (segment "Visions of Sugar Plums")
Joel Padgett Joel Padgett ... Child 2 (segment "Young Blood")
Neal Powell Neal Powell ... Dennis (segment "Visions of Sugar Plums")
Kent Raiteri Kent Raiteri ... The Boy (segment "Young Blood")
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This movie is made-up of three tales, the first one is, "Young Blood" it is about a married pair of vampires who adopt a child and are horrified to discover that it is another kind of monster all together. In "The Guardians," a pair of avaricious grave robbers make a terrible mistake when they visit the St. Francis Abbey cemetery to do a little pillaging. The final episode, "Visions of Sugar-Plum" is set at Christmas time and is set at the home of an outwardly loving grandmother whose smile conceals the heart of a cold-blooded killer. Written by Dylan Conner

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Official Sites:

Earl Owensby Studios

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Igor See more »

Filming Locations:

Shelby, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Horror anthology 3-D style
26 June 2007 | by petekrug17See all my reviews

This is one of six 3-D films released in the 1980s by a man named Earl Owensby. They're all very fun movies, but also very hard to find. All but one are VHS-only films. Your best bet of finding them (assuming you haven't thrown out your VCR,) is to go to the website www.earlowensby.com and buy them online. The films are:

CHAIN GANG (1984) HIT THE ROAD RUNNING DOGS OF HELL HYPERSPACE*

*This is the only film in the group that has been released on DVD.

(There is also another 3-D film Owensby released called HOT HEIR a.k.a. THE GREAT BALLOON CHASE, however it's not available for purchasing.)

This anthology horror/comedy film is presented to us in a cemetery at night by a living, rotting corpse who calls himself Igor and speaks from his open grave. He is also accompanied by some talking vultures who are modeled after the Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy. The three stories are:

Two people who work at an adoption center, Dudley and Ms. Markette, are called over to a mansion at night near a graveyard by a couple who call themselves the count and countess. They speak with Transylvanian accents, and the Count wears a red and black cape. Dudley doesn't like the looks of them, but Ms. Markette finds it somehow impossible to refuse their requests to adopt a child, especially when the count gazes directly into her eyes. Soon the vampire couple have gotten custody of a young boy. What the two vampires don't know is he's an even more terrifying monster than they are...

In the second story, two men, Charlie and Freddy, meet with a gravedigger, Nigel, seemingly friendly. In fact they are using Nigel to get info on where and when someone rich has died and taken some valuable jewels to the grave with them. Later in the night they go dig up the grave and steal the jewels. Then Charlie gets a plan for a really big score. He's heard of some underground catacombs where there's supposed to be lots of valuables hidden underneath. The two go re-visit Nigel, and Charlie is able to force Nigel to tell them where the entrance is. What neither of the two grave robbers know is the underground tomb contains some deadly surprises...

In the last story, two young children, Dennis and Suzie, are sent to spend the holidays with their grandmother while their parents go on vacation in Hawaii. What no one else knows is grandma needs to be on medication to stay sane, otherwise she goes dangerously crazy...and she's almost run out of pills.

If you like horror mixed with broad comedy, this is a great film to watch. Again, though, the previously-mentioned website may be the only place now to get it, and you'll need a VCR.


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