In 1945, a returning WWII vet gets a “Dear John” letter from his girlfriend telling him that she just can’t wait any longer for him to come home. Instead of doing what any sane person would do – namely moving on with your life and forgetting about such a hurtful bitch – he stalks her and her new man at a graduation dance. When they decide that the dance is too dead for their tastes, they slip out and go visit a lover’s point to get a little action on. While the couple is starting to get hot and heavy, the vet makes his move and impales them on the business end of his pitchfork, leaving a single rose in the hand of his ex. The crime is never solved, and no graduation dances were ever held on the same location again… Not until 1980, that is, when it’s time for a new graduation dance.
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Trilogy of Terror was a 1975 made for TV thriller that followed three different stories, all written by Richard Matheson and was originally created as a pilot for a horror anthology series. Each story stars Karen Black, playing the role of 4 different characters. The first story, “Julie”, follows an English teacher who gets romantically involved with a student. The second story is “Millicent and Therese” where Black plays two sisters who are at odds at each other, and one of the sisters is convinced that the other is an evil being. The final story is “Amelia”, where the title character purchases a tribal doll for her boyfriend’s birthday that ends up coming to life.
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Hot off the heels of her breakout role as “Stripper” in Beverly Hills Cop, Peggy McIntaggart puts on a stunning performance as Maggie, or as she’s better known…. LADY AVENGER! While in prison for something that might have had to do with drugs (it’s never really explained), her brother Jeff (Jeff Brown from Hack-O-Lantern) is murdered, and his girlfriend is raped and her eyes are cut out. Even though Maggie isn’t the model prisoner, for some reason the warden let’s her out to attend the funeral – accompanied by a guard. While she’s out, she’s going to have to get away from that guard so that she can extract her own form of justice on the people who put her brother in the ground!
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I have a thing about mannequins. To put it bluntly, I don’t like them, they creep me out. They’re on my short list of dislikes, along with dolls and clowns. I thought that Tourist Trap would probably haunt my nightmares, but in the end it was more frustrating than anything else. Chuck Connors stars as Mr. Slausen, the curator of a roadside souvenir shop that hasn’t gotten much business since they put the highway in. Well, it must be his lucky day because a group of “teenagers” have some car trouble and they just happen to break down right outside his property.
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