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Frightmare [Blu-ray] [English] [1983]

  • SKU: 30632006
  • Release Date: 03/29/2016
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (1)
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Special Features

  • All new 2k scan & restoration from 35mm camera negative
  • Archival Audio Interview with Director Norman Thaddeus Vane
  • Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues
  • Historical Commentary Track with David Del Valle and David DeCoteau
  • New Video Interview with Cinematographer Joel King
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover Art


This uneven attempt at horror parody, direced by Norman Thaddeus Vane, gets off to a fairly promising start with a fun performance from Ferdinand Mayne (the imposing lead vampire in Roman Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers) as the impossibly flamboyant horror superstar Conrad Radzoff -- whose idea of a memorable promotional stunt for his latest film involves the murder of its director. Though this proves a hard act to follow, Radzoff manages to do so by kicking the bucket himself. Then enter the annoying young members of a horror-film society who decide to steal Radzoff's corpse to use as a macabre centerpiece at their next hootenanny. Big mistake. Mrs. Radzoff is none too pleased and consults a spirit medium to reanimate her husband's body and avenge the desecration of his crypt. Sadly, what began as a clever comic nod to horror films of yore (and their die-hard fans in particular) collapses completely into routine slasher formula as Radzoff floats his coffin around the house in pursuit of his enemies, dispatching them in outrageously gory ways. Distributors released a title on video, shortly after the run of this film, entitled 'Frightmare II.' It was in fact a 1974 Pete Walker film all but unrelated to this one and erroneously advertised as the sequel to Vane's film. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne - Conrad
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    Carlene Olson - Eve
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    Jesse Ehrlich - Professor
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    Alan Stock
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    Ancel Cook - Nightwatchman

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