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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

Part of a Hollywood cycle of compilation documentaries that were made between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s after the box-office success of That's Entertainment! (1974) and That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). The movies include That's Dancing! (1985), That's Carry On! (1977), Terror in the Aisles (1984) and It Came from Hollywood (1982). See more »

Goofs

The listing of Twentieth Century-Fox movie titles should not have had "The" as the first word of "Phantom of the Paradise", as this was only four words in its title. See more »

Alternate Versions

British cinema and video versions were deleted by 10 seconds by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) to remove shots of a woman being beaten during the extracts from Vice Squad, a crotch-grabbing shot from Dressed to Kill and footage of nunchuks during the extract from Ms .45. See more »

Connections

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Prologue/Main Title
(uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by John Beal
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Good horror/documentary
10 July 2000 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"Terror in the Aisles" is an interesting documentary about horror movies. Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen host this movie which feature scenes from 75 movies that deal with horror, science fiction, suspense, or crime that have scared moviegoers over the years. You get scenes from classic horror films such as "The Exorcist", "Psycho", "Halloween", and "Rosemary's Baby"; sci-fi flicks such as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "The Thing", and "Alien"; crime pictures such as "Nighthawks", and "Vice Squad"; and suspense thrillers such as "Wait Until Dark", "The Seduction", and "Klute". You even get to see a little comentary from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock (scenes from a couple of his films are featured in here). Not a great documentary, but a good one.

*** (out of four)


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