Frightmare

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Spooky introduction by president of Troma and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman; Horror screen legends: classic horror scenes featuring Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi from the Roan collection; A gory lesson from the "Make Your Own Damn Movie" 5 DVD box set; Troma-tic trailers for The Children, Screamplay and more; Goldfinger music video
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2005
  • UPC: 790357927593
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Rating:

  • Source: Troma
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,740

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne Conrad
Carlene Olson Eve
Jesse Ehrlich Professor
Alan Stock
Ancel Cook Nightwatchman
Jack Marston Second Policeman
Twyla Littleton
Patrick M. Wright
Luca Bercovici Saint
Nita Talbot Mrs. Rohmer
Leon Askin Wolfgang
Jennifer Starret Meg
Barbara Pilavin Gelber Etta
Scott Thomson Bobo
Donna McDaniel Donna
Jeffrey Combs Stu
Peter Kastner Comm'l director
Chuck Mitchell Detective
Technical Credits
Norman Thaddeus Vane Director, Screenwriter
Robert Jackson Editor
Doug Jackson Editor
Joel King Cinematographer
Knott Ltd. Special Effects
Jerry Moseley Score Composer
Chuck Stewart Special Effects
Anne Welch Art Director
Patrick Wright Producer
Tally Wright Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Fallen Star [14:53]
2. Last Words [12:26]
3. Grave Robbers [16:43]
4. House of Death [11:51]
5. The Horror [14:41]
6. Revenge [15:58]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Frightmare
   Chapter Selection
   Tromatic Extras
      PETA 2: Free Me
      Classic Scenes From Horror Legends
      Make Your Own Damn Movie
      WebMonkey's Bananas
      Learn From Their Mis-Steaks
      Screamplay Trailer
      Children Teaser
      Radiation March
      Frighting Troma
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