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Terror in the Aisles (1984)

A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director:

Andrew J. Kuehn

Writer:

Margery Doppelt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Pleasence ... Himself - Host
Nancy Allen ... Herself - Hostess
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Featured Moviegoer
Lainie Cooke Lainie Cooke ... Featured Moviegoer
Joel S. Rice ... Featured Moviegoer
Ángel Salazar ... Featured Moviegoer
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Featured Moviegoer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Hackett Wayne Hackett ... Christian Sorenson
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Storyline

Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen take us through some of Hollywood's most terrifying moments in horror history in this anthology, which features many of the finest science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. Included are Night of the Living Dead (1968), Psycho (1960), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), The Fog (1980), Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981), as well as countless others. Furthermore, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock discusses his visionary ideas on creating suspense. Blood and gore abound making this movie not very much for the squeamish audiences. Written by medic249a2

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At last, a terrifying movie where you don't have to wait for the good parts. Because it's nothing but good parts, all the very best parts from the greatest terror films of all time. See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en los pasillos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,009,866, 28 October 1984

Gross USA:

$10,004,817
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was released in a rare letterbox format for a 1985 Japanese LaserVision LD released by Shochiku Home Video and Pioneer Electronics as "That's Shock!". The movie was spread over 3 CAV sides to allow frame-by-frame access and the gate-fold jacket contained an index of movie clips (in Japanese). This may be the last digital release of the movie unless some brave distributor comes along to pick up the massive DVD rights clearance tab for the clips in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When mentioning The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Donald Pleasence says the movie was inspired by serial killer Ed Gein, pronouncing this Ed Gine, when actually Gein's name is pronounced Geen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The television network version has additional movie clips added for network viewing as well as replacing violent clips from other movies. The additional movie clips are from the movies: The Legacy, Firestarter, Frenzy, The Car, The Ghost Breakers, The Funhouse, This Island Earth, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Kingu Kongu tai Gojira, Tarantula, The Deadly Mantis and Fahrenheit 451. See more »

Connections

Features Videodrome (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Prologue/Main Title
(uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by John Beal
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Heavy on the 70's flicks but not bad overall.
5 April 2000 | by yenloSee all my reviews

This film about horror films runs a little over an hour long and tends to focus on the horror/slasher films of the 70's but is still fun to watch. Various clips from several popular films make up the show with Donald Pleasance as a sort of host/narrator as he sits in a crowded theater. Nancy Allen is also along as a hostess. A good warm up for your main horror feature if your inclined to rent a film in that genre for the night.


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