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Review by Nickolas Cook
Ah! The 80s. A simpler time of cheesy horror, screaming bimbos, and budding horror stars. And I'm here to tell you, FRIGHTMARE is a classic example of that wondrous period in horror cinema history.
Ferdy Mayne plays aged horror star Conrad Radzoff, once great, but now bitterly arrogant and a little evil...well, just evil enough to kill a couple of people who piss him off before he crocks in front of an auditorium full of fawning college film students.
Some of these said idolatrous students decide it'd be a great idea to break into old Conrad's Hollywood tomb and carry his corpse to his classic stomping grounds, an old mansion where his once great films had been shot. Well, you know the story...the kids get a little tipsy, a little naked, and the next thing you know, old Conrad gets a little back-from-the-dead and starts killing them off one at a time, in some pretty nasty ways.
Yeah, pretty standard stuff...but wait...this is where the film really starts to get better than the average back from the dead revenge flick.
Like a bad dream, things get weird. Fog rolls in from nowhere onto the set, the music gets dark and foreboding, and the scenes go from day to night, from one scene to the next.
Continuity errors, you say?
I don't think so.
This looks to have been done on purpose, and it really gives the movie a nightmarish quality that disorients the viewer.
The acting is much better than you'd expect from this kind of low budget, run-of-the-mill lot, including (little known at the time) Jeffrey Combs. And the production values aren't glaringly bad. At least the house remains spooky, and the lighting is consistent from scene to scene.Read more ›
in such an early career role, as a co-star,in
the movie, Frightmare. This is a very colorful
movie, and wonderfully macabre. It should
tickle the fancy of occultists everywhere. I
thought Conrad Ragzoff's mansion, was rather
gorey, and his memorial service very
imaginative. What a great idea! "A Video
If you believe, that the dead, can come back,
for revenge, Frightmare, will remind you, to
treat them with more respect!
I wish Anchor Bay would pick up this little seen horror gem starring Ferdy Mayne as a beloved horror movie actor whose freshly deceased corpse is stolen from a morgue by a bunch of students. The students take the cadaver to a creepy old house where Ferdy made his most well known films. Soon the students are spooked by the spirit of Mayne.
Jeffrey Combs("Re-Animator", "From Beyond") stars in this great early 80's little known horror classic. Definitely worth an evening. Anchor Bay please pick this title up.
Look for the dude that played 'Porky's' and another dude that played in the Police Academy movies in this film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have to say, the first time I saw this movie, I was hooked on it. It has an element of being creepy in that house with the "stolen corpse" of the late actor up in the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leland
I WATCH THIS MOVIE BACK IN THE 80s AND ENJOYED IT SO I JUST HAD TO BUY IT GREAT MOVIEPublished 23 months ago by DENISE
I will say this 70s and the 80s are gone and I am not saying that all horror movies back then rule but you look at the horror movies today and they suck COMPLETLY AND I HAVE TO PUT... Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by karl wilcox
The sound quality in this version is worse than the VHS. You can barely hear the dialogue... No excuse for the price. Shame on the distributor.Published on May 27, 2012 by D. A. Rutherford
Frightmare is too cheesy for my taste, it is a really bad b-movie,troma comes up in the credits/production co and you know it's bad.Published on June 23, 2010 by Jose Lopez