Last Horror Film (Aka Fanatic)

Last Horror Film (Aka Fanatic)

David Winters
 Cast: David Winters
David Winters
, Caroline Munro
Caroline Munro
, Joe Spinell
Joe Spinell
, Judd Hamilton
Judd Hamilton


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In this slice-n-dicer, a cabbie becomes obsessed with a lovely movie scream queen and decides to follow her to the Cannes Film Festival. Though she is a cult favorite, few take the horror-movie actress seriously. The taxi driver does and is sure that with a little of his expert direction she could become an excellent dramatic actress. Unfortunately, before he can help her, he must first get her attention. He first approaches her while she is taking a shower in her suite. Naturally she attempts to throw him out. A scuffle ensues and he ends up threatening to slit her throat. She escapes and dressed only in a towel runs through a crowd. The taxi driver is right behind her and the other festival-goers, thinking it all a clever promotional gimmick, applaud. He stops to take a bow and she makes it to safety. This bad start does not stop the cabbie from trying to reach her and before the story ends, many people die horrible deaths, leading to the film's surprising ending. Much of the story was shot on location at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival and features shots of several famous actors and filmmakers.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
UPC: 0790357941094
Original Release: 1982
Source: Troma
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00

Special Features

My Best Maniac - An afternoon with Joe Spinell's best friend, Luke Walter; Audio commentary with Luke Walter; Interview with Maniac director William Lustig; Mr. Robbie aka Maniac 2 - The rarely seen short film by Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock) starring Joe Spinell; Original trailers and TV spots; Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger); Tromatic extras

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Caroline Munro Jenna Bates
Joe Spinell Vinny Durand
Judd Hamilton Alan Cunningham
Devin Goldenberg Marty Bernstein
David Winters Stanley Kline
Stanley Susanne Benton Susan Archer
Mary Spinell Vinny's mother
Glenn Jacobson Bret Bates
J'len Winters Girl in Jacuzzi
Sharon Hughes Stripper
Sean Casey Jonathan
Don Talley Cowboy
June Chadwick Reporter
John Kelly Man In Theatre
Peter D'Arcy New York Man
Robert Paget Screening Room Jury
Jenny Lipman Screening Room Jury
Marty Ollstein Door Man
Robin Leach Second Reporter
David Jones Rock Star
Luke Walter Bodyguard

Technical Credits
David Winters Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Chris Barnes Editor
Sean Casey Associate Producer
Tom de Nove Cinematographer
Jesse Frederick Score Composer
Devin Goldenberg Asst. Director
Judd Hamilton Producer,Screenwriter
Udi Harpaz Score Composer
Tom Klassen Screenwriter
Jeff Koz Score Composer
John Sandy McCallum Cinematographer
Victor Petrashevich Cinematographer
Edward Salier Editor
Brian Savegar Art Director
Geoff Sharpe Production Designer
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last Horror Film
2. Chapter 1 [11:08]
3. Chapter 2 [13:03]
4. Chapter 3 [13:48]
5. Chapter 4 [5:17]
6. Chapter 5 [9:18]
7. Chapter 6 [3:45]
8. Chapter 7 [8:51]
9. Chapter 8 [:20]
10. Chapter 9 [5:10]

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Fanatic 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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But so much better. This film start the inimitable Joe Spinell in a part that only he knows how to deliver. Aspiring filmmaker Vinnie (Spinell) is an obsessive fan of scream queen Jenna Bates (Bond-girl Caroline Muroe) and wants to make his own film, with her as a star. This doesn't quite work out, and he stalks all the way to the Cannes filmfestival where things go from bad to even worse. This film from 1981 is made on a budget that wouldn't cover the first week's catering on some of the slick so-called Horror movies (i.e.: some teens running around screaming) but is so much better than most of them. The characters are a lot more believable than the stereotypes you see in the mainstream Hollywood so-called horrorflicks in Scream and the Bad Guy (with all his good intentions) is much scarier than the rediculous Freddie in his own much too famous filmseries. The atmosphere is extremely unsettling, which is enhanced by little things one could easily miss (like a theatre at Cannes advertising to show Cannibal Holocaust - a film you would hardly expect to play at today's Festival). One prophetic scene is saying a lot about the aforementioned Blockbuster Horror movies that Hollywood chunks out. During a press conference the star in the film Jenna Bates is asked if she is at the Cannes Festival to promote her new film. 'Yes, and it is called 'Scream', is her answer. 'Now, that is bound to sell a lot of popcorn'. And this is fifteen years before Wes Craven released his rediculous kiddies-horror - just an example to show where many filmmakers get their inspiraton: from TROMA, of course. Highly recommended.