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Terrified (1963)

TV-14 | | Horror | 1 May 1963 (USA)
A masked lunatic kills off people in a haunted house.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

Richard Bernstein (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Lauren ... Ken Lewis
Steve Drexel Steve Drexel ... David Baker
Tracy Olsen Tracy Olsen ... Marge
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Wesley Blake
Sherwood Keith ... Mr. Hawley
Barbara Luddy ... Mrs. Hawley
Denver Pyle ... Sheriff Dixon
Lee Bradley Lee Bradley ... Mulligan
Ben Frank ... Duell
Danny Welton Danny Welton ... Wise Guy Drunk
Nona Carver Nona Carver ... Nona - Waitress
Michael Fellen Michael Fellen ... Buzzy
Robert Towers ... Joey
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A masked lunatic kills off people in a haunted house.

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Taglines:

Buried alive! How much Shock can the human brain endure before it CRACKS! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final film of veteran director Lew Landers, who died before its release. See more »

Goofs

When the police cruiser is en route to the ghost town, you can easily see that the only person in the car is the driver. Yet when the car stops at the ghost town, two cops get out. See more »

Quotes

David Baker: The human mind is strange, Marge. Even doctors can't know everything about it.
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Has its moments
7 January 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

For a low budget Crown-International movie, it may come as a surprise that while this movie can't be considered "great" or "good", it does have a fair number of effective moments. The ghost town makes a nice creepy location, especially with the night-time shooting. The middle of the movie, when the character of Ken suffers one terrifying moment after another while pursuing (or being pursued by) the hooded figure is a tense sequence.

But the movie doesn't quite work overall. The first third of the movie is somewhat slow for the most part. There are some stupid decisions by the characters, like with Ken having several opportunities to escape the area but staying. And as it's been pointed by other people in this user comments section, it's pretty easy to figure out who the masked figure is before the "surprise" revelation.

Still, while the movie isn't overall successful, it can't really be considered a "BAD" movie. If it's a slow night, and you want to see how low budget filmmakers can overcome their limited funds with creativity, you might find this movie entertaining enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terrified! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bern-Field Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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