Deadtime Stories

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Inspired by traditional fairy tales, this trio of gruesome and darkly-comic vignettes is framed by the story of a lethargic uncle who can't seem to alleviate his bratty young nephew's fear of the dark, trying his hand at a few warped, testosterone-fueled versions of his favorite bedtime tales. The first installment, "Peter and the Witches," tells the story of a young fisherman Scott Valentine enslaved by two shape-shifting witches who are trying to bring their sister back to life; he later rebels against his ...
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Overview

Inspired by traditional fairy tales, this trio of gruesome and darkly-comic vignettes is framed by the story of a lethargic uncle who can't seem to alleviate his bratty young nephew's fear of the dark, trying his hand at a few warped, testosterone-fueled versions of his favorite bedtime tales. The first installment, "Peter and the Witches," tells the story of a young fisherman Scott Valentine enslaved by two shape-shifting witches who are trying to bring their sister back to life; he later rebels against his masters after falling in love with the virgin they've captured as a sacrifice. The goofy second chapter involves "Little Red Running Hood" -- a somewhat shapelier modern version of the classic heroine -- whose jog to Granny's house leads to a showdown with a pill-popping weirdo whose anti-werewolf remedy got switched with Granny's prescription. Still unable to satisfy the demanding tyke, the exhausted uncle pulls out all the stops for the final tale, in which the Three Baers -- a family of murderous crackers -- encounter the telekinetic Goldi Lox, a malevolent cutie who shares the Baers' penchant for death and dismemberment. Originally titled Freaky Fairy Tales, this plodding, pedestrian film wandered in distribution limbo until Valentine's role in "Family Ties" lent some degree of marquee value. The cynical closing in which the nephew's fears turn out to be justified is rather satisfying, though.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2012
  • UPC: 639767538169
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 74,887

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Valentine Peter
Nicole Picard Rachel
Cathryn de Prume Goldi Lox
Melissa Leo Melissa Mama Baer
Michael Mesmer Uncle Mike
Matt Mitler Willie
Brian de Persia Little Brian
Kevin Hannon Beresford "Papa" Baer
Timothy Rule Wilmont Baby Baer
Casper Roos Vicar
John Bachelder Drugstore Clerk
Heather L. Bailey Girl in Store
Beth Belty Reporter
Michael Berlinger Greg
Ron Bush Bank Guard
Lisa Cain Living Magoga
Oded Carmi Postman
Caroline Carrigan Nurse
Phyllis Craig Hanagohl
Jeffrey S. Delman Strangling Man
Kathy Fleg Miranda
Leigh Kilton Seductress
Fran Lopate Grandma
Michele Mars Waitress
Patrick McCord Anchorman
Jim Nocell Dead Body
Harvey Pierce Capt. Jack B. Quick
Anne Redfern Florinda
Lesley Sank Reviving Magoga
Barbara Seldon Seductress
Rondell Sheridan Looney Bin Guard
Bryant Tausek Man at Car
Robert Trimboli Lt. Jack B. Nimble
Suzanne Vaucher Weather Girl
Leif Wennerström Dead Body
Technical Credits
Jeffrey S. Delman Director, Songwriter, Original Story, Screenwriter
Lorraine Altamura Makeup
Matiki Anaff Makeup
Daniel B. Canton Cinematographer
Ed French Special Effects
Ephraim Hunte Makeup
Larry Juris Songwriter
Joan Lopate Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Bill Paul Producer
Angela Pruess Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Pruess Art Director
Charles F Shelton Screenwriter
William Szarka Editor
Taj Score Composer
Bryant Tausek Special Effects
Jorge Toro Art Director
Laurie Aiello Williams Makeup
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch the acting

    Some great performances. John Bachelder as the drug store clerk is a young Jack Nicholson.

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