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Dennis Christopher
Director: Vernon Zimmerman Cast: Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christopher
, Linda Kerridge
Linda Kerridge
, Tim Thomerson
Tim Thomerson
Vernon Zimmerman

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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An interesting, introspective variant on the '80s slasher formula, this low-key psychological thriller details the troubled life of obsessed movie junkie Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher), whose love of old movies extends far beyond his job at a film distributor's warehouse and endless late-night film screenings in his bedroom. His singular obsession eventually rounds the bend into psychosis after he crosses paths with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike (Linda Kerridge), who becomes the physical embodiment of his cinematic desires. When stood up on what he believed would be their first date, Eric becomes homicidally unbalanced, transforming himself into a gallery of classic movie characters -- including Dracula, The Mummy, Hopalong Cassidy, and Norman Bates -- and sets out to destroy his oppressors, starting with his crotchety wheelchair-bound Aunt Stella (Eve Brent Ashe), then targeting a boorish co-worker (a very young Mickey Rourke), and eventually working his way toward Kerridge. The film begins with a groovy concept, but loses something in the execution -- the horror and comedy elements fail to gel completely, and Christopher's performance is too creepy to generate much empathy.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2021
UPC: 0814456023069
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Vinegar Syndrome
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 14,885

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Christopher Eric Binford
Linda Kerridge Marilyn
Tim Thomerson Dr. Moriarty
Morgan Paull Gary Bially
Hennen Chambers Bart
Eve Brent Ashe Aunt Stella
Bob Drew Rev. Shick
Gwynne Gilford Anne
John Steadman Sam
Mickey Rourke Richie
Melinda O. Fee Talk Show Hostess
Jane Wiley Gofer
Peter Horton Joey
Norman Burton Marty
James Luisi Gallagher
Anita Converse Dee Dee
Marcie Barkin Stacy
Gilbert Lawrence Kahn Counterman
Bruce Reed Franco
Marya Small Doreen
Teddi Siddall Jill
Sharon Schlarth Mail Girl
Marilyn Staley Starlet

Technical Credits
Vernon Zimmerman Director,Screenwriter
George G. Braunstein Producer
Ron Fury Asst. Director
Ron Hamady Producer
Howard Kunin Editor
Robert E. Lowy Set Decoration/Design
James Mitchell Editor
Alex Phillips Cinematographer
Barbara Pokras Editor
James Ruxin Editor
Craig Safan Score Composer
Sylvio Tabet Executive Producer
James Wayne Special Effects
Joseph Wolf Associate Producer
Irwin Yablans Executive Producer

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