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Ring of Terror (1961)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror | February 1962 (USA)
A group of medical students undertake some silly and frightening endeavors in order to pledge a fraternity.


Clark L. Paylow


Lewis Simeon (original story), Lewis Simeon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
George E. Mather George E. Mather ... Lewis B. Moffitt (as George Mather)
Austin Green Austin Green ... Carl
Esther Furst Esther Furst ... Betty Crawford
Norman Ollestad Norman Ollestad ... Lew's Roommate
Lomax Study Lomax Study ... Professor Rayburn
Pamela Raymond Pamela Raymond ... Alice Lund
Jerry Zinnamon Jerry Zinnamon ... (as Jerry Zin)
Joseph Conway Joseph Conway ... R.J. Dobson
June Smaney June Smaney ... Rag Doll Milford
Ed Erwin Ed Erwin ... (as Eddie Erwin)
Ann Morgan Ann Morgan ... Coed Waitress
Tom Brandt Tom Brandt
Hal Hoover Hal Hoover
Charles G. Martin ... (as Charles Martin)
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Dr. Walsh


Med student Lewis Moffitt harbours a secret fear of the dark stemming from a traumatic childhood incident involving a corpse. Nonetheless, he pretends to be unaffected during the first autopsy witnessed by his class, and generally affects an attitude of fearlessness. This, however, inspires his would-be frat brothers to conceive a particularly morbid initiation ritual -- one which will, inevitably, go horribly awry. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Кольцо террора See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was parodied in season 2 episode 6 of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »


While viewing the body of a friend killed in an auto accident, the candle blows out casting the entire room into darkness. After the candle is relit and the boys are leaving, the camera pulls back showing light fixtures lit up in the ceiling. See more »


[first lines]
R.J. Dobson: Good evening friends. Let me invite you for a stroll down graveyard lane, where beauty and love abide. And in death, we are born into eternal life.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) See more »


TC-216 Tension
Music by Joseph Cacciola
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8 September 1999 | by Jared G.See all my reviews

The actual "plot" of the movie is completely unoriginal so I won't talk about that.

What I get such a kick out of, is the caretaker guy at the very beginning and ending of the film! Mr. Dobson, I think his name was. Someone decided that this guy wandering aimlessly in a cemetery looking for a cat named Puma (i least that's what I think he was saying) would make for a great opening to the film. He finds the cat, steps on it, it runs away, and he begins all over again! It represents the pure incompetence that runs through this film.

Also be sure to look out for the fat couple and a really "funny" frat guy you'll want to kill after watching him for about 10 sec.

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