Frightmare (1983) - Comedy, Horror

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When his loyal fans decide to steal his fresh corpse from the mortuary to party with it all night long, a true horror film star returns from the grave as a ghastly blood-sucker, bent on revenge. At least, will he spare his followers?

IMDB: 4.5
Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 30 found boring (23.33%)

One-line Reviews (16)

But even that can't save it -- the murders start to get bloody in a very cheesy way, and them themselves become as boring as the movie itself.

Other than that it was an unmemorable drawn-out fare, which sadly had a fun macabre premise which had shades of "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things", "The House of Seven Corpses", "Theatre of Death" and "One Dark Night" but the execution while proficient was stodgily drab with little imagination.

Again, the formula is trite and overused.

The sequences of their murders are suspenseful and chilling as they get picked off one by one.

But "Frightmare" will definitely be intriguing to the genre fan for featuring an early film appearance by future "Re-Animator" star Jeffrey Combs, who's basically just one of the gang here.

How slow?

Slow and empty .

The deaths aren't terribly imaginative, but they're still entertaining; highlights are a decapitation and a human torch sequence.

An enjoyable early 80's supernatural slasher outing .

This movie is extremely slow, for one thing.

The opening parts of the movie are wonderful; showing Conrad's old movies, him taking care of an unlikeable director, etc. The scenes in the old house, where Conrad stalks the kids, are a little more basic, but still entertaining.

Frightmare is a boring, overplayed, half assed homage to the fright films of yore.

Lots of the deaths are confusing, as they seem to have people just falling over scared when they see a floating coffin or other odd things.

A really entertaining film which is comedy gold.

The film mainly suffers from its own stupid plot, since no one – not even a film school student – is stupid enough to steal a recently buried corpse and actually think he'll get away with it, and there are too many tedious moments to struggle through.

" If you find this brilliant piece of craptacular dialogue intriguing then prepare yourself for the thrill a minute schlock-a-thon which is FRIGHMARE!