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Hysterical (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | July 1983 (USA)
A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman... See full summary »

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Captain Howdy
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Venetia
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Ralph
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is resurrected, two daring adventure seekers are brought in to solve the case and find out the secret of the lighthouse. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Ein Sprung in der Schüssel  »

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Released in July of 1983, the dancing zombies of Hysterical predate Michael Jackson's Thriller release by about 4 months. See more »

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Kate: Forget therapy, he needs a quaalude.
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Spoofs Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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'Hysterical' is, well...hysterical!
25 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I remember when this movie first came out, my best friend from high school introduced me to it and we would quote it endlessly. Unfortunately, he passed away about almost 20 years ago (RIP, James!); but I will always remember how much fun we had re-enacting scenes from this film.

Luckily, someone was smart enough to release it on DVD; as my video tape was starting to wear out. I still find it intensely hilarious (make that hysterical!) and it's as fresh and funny as it was almost 30 years ago when it was released! See how many stars you can spot, and enjoy this Hudson Brothers' masterpiece! It lives up to the title, and is worth owning as every time you watch it you'll see something new!


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