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Fright Show (1985)

| Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two obscure film critics host four SF/Horror films: The Thing in the Basement, Illegal Alien, Nightfright, and Dr. Dobermind.

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Eddie Brill (host segments), Chris Phillips (host segments) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Brill ... Eddie Brill
Chris Phillips Chris Phillips ... Chris Phillips
Jennifer Jacobi Jennifer Jacobi ... Jenny (segment "Dr. Dobermind")
Hugh D'Autremont Hugh D'Autremont ... Dr. Dobermind (segment "Dr. Dobermind")
Gaby Dundon Gaby Dundon ... (segment "Dr. Dobermind")
John Stamm John Stamm ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Frank Sheppard Frank Sheppard ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Jim Lefebvre Jim Lefebvre ... (segment "Illegal Alien") (as Jim LeFebvre)
Dennis Duggan Dennis Duggan ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Jeffrey Carter Jeffrey Carter ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Stacey Cole Stacey Cole ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Carl Smith Carl Smith ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Marla Carlson Marla Carlson ... (segment "Illegal Alien")
Kerry Black Kerry Black ... (segment "Nightfright")
Bob Monzani Bob Monzani ... (segment "Nightfright")
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Two film critics showcase four short comedic horror films, 'Dr. Dobermind' about a young girl stalked by a creepy taxidermist, 'Illegal Alien' about a group of astronauts that find a huge alien egg in this full-on Alien spoof, 'Nightfright' about a young boy convinced that a monster is hiding in his room, and 'The Thing in the Basement' about a group of buddies forced to take on a killer alien in their basement.

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A journey into the bizarre world of horror and science fiction lunacy

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Horror | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

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O'Quinn Productions See more »
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Compilation of short films selected by Starlog staff members
27 November 2006 | by malcomforbesSee all my reviews

MPI Home Video issued this 1985 film to video in the 80s. Directed by Linda Laias and Damon Santostefano (and also known as FRIGHT SHOW), this is a funny compilation of lighthearted kids horror and sci-fi. The first segment (DR. DOBERMIND) is about a little girl touring a taxidermy museum and being haunted by the creepy tour-guide; the second takes place in outer space and is a parody of Alien (ILLEGAL ALIEN); the third is about a little boy who joins a big kids horror club and is haunted by visions of a monster but no one will believe him (NIGHTFRIGHT); and the last story is about some poker-playing geeks who get a meteor through their house that carries an unfriendly visitor. (THE THING IN THE BASEMENT). In between each of these films is in-studio cable-access-styled commentary by two dorks who work for "Starlog" Magazine. All four science fiction films were winners in the CINEMAGIC magazine contest way back in the early 80's. The full title is "CINEMAGIC: A JOURNEY INTO THE BIZARRE WORLD OF HORROR AND SCI-FI"


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