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The Last Horror Film (1982)

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director:

David Winters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J'Len Winters J'Len Winters ... Girl In Jaccuzi / Beach Girl Teaser
John Kelly John Kelly ... Man In Theatre
Joe Spinell ... Vinny (as Joe Spinnel)
Simone Overman Simone Overman ... Woman #1 In Theatre
Malgosia Casey Malgosia Casey ... Woman #2 In Theatre
Patty Salier Patty Salier ... Woman #3 In Theatre
Chip Hamilton ... New York Man
George Valismis George Valismis ... New York Man
Peter D'Arcy Peter D'Arcy ... New York Man (as Peter Darcy)
Filomena Spagnuolo Filomena Spagnuolo ... Vinny's Mother (as Mary Spinnel)
Don Talley Don Talley ... Cowboy
Mai Britt Finseth Mai Britt Finseth ... Bikini Girl / Beach Girl
Valerie Valerie ... Bikini Girl
Caroline Munro ... Jana Bates
Robert Paget Robert Paget ... Screening Room Jury
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Storyline

Vinny is obsessed with famous actress Jana Bates and is determined to have her star in his movie. He travels to the Cannes Film Festival in France to try and convince her. Unfortunately, he goes about things in a rather unprofessional manner and people invloved with Jana Bates begin to disappear. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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She's dying to be in his film... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanatical Extreme See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Walter was originally slated to play the cowboy in the film, but did not do the role because director David Winters thought the New York City-born Walter could not do a Southern accent. Walter instead wound up playing a bodyguard in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Vinnie is reading Starburst magazine in his cab, the position in which he is holding the magazine changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Priest: [stopping a young woman before going into a club] Good evening, mademoiselle. I'm doing a study from articles. I want to examine the psychological effect of the horror films on the public. Many people still believe that repeated viewings of these films is warping the minds of you young people. Now my study...
[a group of her friends walk by, calling her to join them and she abandons the old priest]
Priest: You little shit!
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Crazy Credits

End cast list is presented in order of appearance. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is an edited version, missing some of the violence from the "Night Caller" film-within-a-film sequence and the chainsaw murder at the end. The older UK video release on the Intervision label was uncut. See more »

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References Polyester (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble in Paradise
Written by JD Souther (as J.D. Souther)
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Great performance by Spinell...
7 January 2000 | by Erich-13See all my reviews

I had put off seeing this for a long time because, although an admirer of Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro, I am NOT a fan of gore. When the only video store in my area with a copy told me they would be closing, I finally gave in and rented it, knowing it may very well be my last chance. I was pleasantly surprised to see how little gore there was (and what WAS there was either too brief to really disturb me, or was obviously "movie-within-movie" fake), and by the cleverness of the script. The brilliant performance by Joe Spinell, however, came as no surprise. Playing an obsessed fan and would-be director, Spinell was both pathetic and sympathetic. I found myself feeling sorry for this desperate loser, even as I dreaded what he might do.

The Cannes Film Festival setting makes this a must-see for movie buffs, who will enjoy going frame-by-frame through the montages of movie posters and marquees.


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