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Terrorgram (1990)

R | | Horror | 1990 (USA)
Three horror stories linked by a sinister delivery boy. The stories are "Heroine Overdose", "Pandora" and "Veteran's Day".

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Stephen M. Kienzle
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Earl Jones ... Retribution (voice)
Steven Field Steven Field ... The Delivery Man
J.T. Wallace J.T. Wallace ... Eric Keller
Jerry Anderson Jerry Anderson ... Alan Smythee
Linda Carol Toner Linda Carol Toner ... Angela Pandorus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Alan Chris Alan ... Keller's Friend
Michael Andrews Michael Andrews ... Escaping Prisoner of War
Michael Anson Michael Anson ... American Patrol
Hediye Avci Hediye Avci ... Novotny's Sister
Jerry Baxter Jerry Baxter ... Prisoner of War
Gretchen Becker ... Mornel
Lance Benjamin Lance Benjamin ... 1st Executive
Bill Brinsfield Bill Brinsfield ... Novotny's Father
Robert Campbell Robert Campbell ... American Patrol
Thomas B. Capp Thomas B. Capp ... Greg the Cameraman
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Horror anthology in which a demonic delivery boy brings three packages from hell to three people who wholeheartedly deserve them. In "Heroine Overdose", a sleazy misogynistic sexploitation filmmaker named Alan Smythee overdoses on heroin. Ironically, this somehow transports him into one of his films where he becomes the target of his own vengeful heroines. In "Pandora", a woman named Angela Pandorus runs over a kid by accident and, with no witnesses around, flees the crime scene. The delivery boy visits her and gives her a special jack in the box from hell. In "Veteran's Day", a middle-aged cynical draft dodger called Eric Keller is on a downward spiral thanks to his bad temper and overall attitude. On Veterans Day, a holiday that drunk Keller makes fun of, his college buddy, Novotny, who went M.I.A. three decades ago in Vietnam, appears to Keller to take him back to Vietnam hell and let him experience the fate of him and his butchered comrades for himself. James Earl Jones also stars...

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When your past becomes a present... Terror will reign.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language, sensuality, and drug content.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The names of the main characters are puns. Alan Smythee is a play on the name Alan Smithee, which is the official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project. Angela Pandorus is inspired by Pandora from the Greek myth about Pandora's Box. According to the myth, Pandora was the first human created by the Greek Gods. Out of curiosity, she opened a forbidden box that contained evil, inadvertently unleashing it upon the world. See more »

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Three Reasonable Horror Tales, Presented by The Voice of the Retribution
26 June 2004 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The Voice of the Retribution (James Earl Jones – his voice only, maybe the most beautiful one in the cinema industry) is the host in this VHS, presenting three different horror tales in the same way as, for example, the Crypt Keeper does in 'Tales From the Crypt'. The difference is that each character receives a delivery from hell and has to sign his name after the X in the receipt, starting his journey to hell.

First Tale: 'Heroine Overdose':

Alan Smythee (Jerry Anderson) is a very sexist and also addicted in heroine director of porn and sex-exploitation movies, showing no respect for women. While having a shot of heroine, he has a bad trip in a world based on his screenplays, but where the women prevail, exploring the men. This tale makes a joke with its title ('Heroine Overdose') in a double sense, since the character has a double 'overdose' of heroines (the drug and the female characters). The idea is good, but the cast is horrible and the story does not work well. My vote is four.

Second Tale: 'Pandora'

While driving in high speed, the anchor Angela Pandorus (Linda Carol Toner) hits a boy, who was crossing the street with a music box. She does not help him, afraid of losing her job, where she has just been promoted. She has troubles with her conscience, being haunted by the dead kid. This story is very tense and has a great atmosphere and special effects. However, the resolution of the plot in the last scene is not good. I felt sorrow, since this tale really hooked my attention. My vote is six.

Third Tale: 'Veteran's Day'

Eric Keller (J. T. Wallace) is a crap since he was a young man. Lawrence Novotny (Michael Hantson), his mate from the university, was sent to Vietnam and further declared missing in action denounced by him. His wife has just left him, since he beat her and their children. Novotny appears to him and takes Eric to Vietnam to experiment the same pain and tortures he had passed through. This tale is the best one. In some parts, it recalls 'House', but it is a good story. My vote is seven.

My vote in IMDb for this movie is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Terrorgram – O Telegrama da Morte' ('Terrorgram – The Telegram of the Death')


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