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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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Frederic Lansing / Casper
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Dr. Paul Batton
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Kate
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Venetia
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Ralph
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Leroy
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Dracula
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New York Model #2
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Bookstore Society Lady #2
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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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The Movie You're Holding in Your Hand is So Bad it's HYSTERICAL! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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July 1983 (USA)  »

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Ein Sprung in der Schüssel  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Fritz: Oh, so this is Mexico.
[Dr. Paul Batton looks at Fritz, the map, and the tall trees around them, then grabs the map, turns it upside down, and hands it back to Fritz.]
Fritz: Oh, so this is Oregon.
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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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What Difference Does it Make?
7 February 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Well, this is one of the worst movies that I have ever seen, and that is why I spent 4 years searching for it so that I could buy it. I spent so much time laughing at the stupidity of it, that it became entertaining. This is one of those movies that you just have to see. And every time you hear someone say "What difference does it make." You will not be able to hold back a giggle.


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