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Night Screams (1987)

A football star throws a party for his friends. Two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.

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Allen Plone

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Mitch Brian (screenplay), Dillis L. Hart II (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Paul Manno Joseph Paul Manno ... David (as Joe Manno)
Ron Thomas ... D.B.
Randy Lundsford Randy Lundsford ... Russell
Megan Wyss Megan Wyss ... Joni
Janette Caldwell ... Lisa (as Janette Allyson Caldwell)
John Hines John Hines ... Snake
Diana Martin Diana Martin ... Frannie
Jerry Goehring Jerry Goehring ... Doug
Susan Lyles Susan Lyles ... Chris
Barbara Schoenhofer Barbara Schoenhofer ... Brenda
Dan Schramm Dan Schramm ... Mason
Mike Roark Mike Roark ... Chuck
Tony Brown Tony Brown ... Runner
Dennis Arnold Dennis Arnold ... Roger
Leslie Thomas Leslie Thomas ... Beverly
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Somewhere in Wichita, Kansas, David is a potential college football star who's just won a four year scholarship to a (no doubt, nice posh) college somewhere in Oaklahoma. His mates decide to throw him a serious farewell party whilst his folks are out that night. Unfortunatley three uninvited guests secretly gatecrash these nightly celebrations, two are convicts who've fled from lockup, now hiding out somewhere in the homes cellar, while our third interloper is a mental patient escapee, with a connection to the party guests and notably David himself. Before long homicidal rage resurfaces in one of these trio leading to a carnage filled rampage. Written by suspicous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Festín de media noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Wichita, Kansas, USA

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Overseas FilmGroup See more »
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Contains scenes from "Graduation Day" See more »

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D.B.: You look like you're having as much fun as shock therapy!
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One of the late 80's teen slasher's mongoloid offspring.
30 August 2010 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

I just saw "Night Screams" as part of an (obscure) slasher double bill with "Graduation Day" (1981). At least "Graduation Day" wanted to be a slasher. This, "Night Screams", I don't know what it wants to be. I do know it wants to be more clever but it ends up being a dumber movie all the same. A couple of escaped convicts find a hiding place in the basement of a house where a teenager on medication decides to have a party with his friends because his parents aren't home. There's bad music, bad sex, bad acting and eventually a few bad killings. On a technical level, it's not better or worse made than "Graduation Day". The latter at least played it by the early 80's slasher textbook and delivers as such a film. "Night Screams" plays it by the late 80's slasher textbook - not that the rules are much different, really - but manages to dumb things down to an almost intolerable level. Even with nada suspense or tension this time and the kills themselves aren't memorable either. The only mildly amusing aspect was the stupid twist at the end. It's such a typical conclusion, not at all original and you can see it coming from a mile away. But at least the filmmakers watched enough slasher flicks to get that thing right. Still, even if you're an avid slasher fan, I don't think you'll get too excited over this flick.


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