NIGHT SCREAMS (1987) Reviews and overview

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Night Screams

Night Screams is a 1987 American slasher horror feature film directed by Allen Plone from a screenplay written by Mitch Brian and Dillis L. Hart II, based upon the latter’s storyline.

The movie was edited by Herbert L. Strock (director of Gog, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, How to Make a Monster and a slew of other low budget horrors).

The film shows characters watching kill highlights from slasher movie Graduation Day (1981) on TV and softcore excerpts from a movie featuring John Holmes, Seka and Desiree Cousteau on video.


A troubled high school football star throws a party for his friends. Meanwhile, two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.



“There are a few fun kill sequences and a bit of hokey gore here and the body-count tops 20, but it’s purely amateur day when it comes to the acting, directing and, well, just about everything else really. The last 20 minutes perk up a bit…” Hysteria Lives

“It’s obvious that the writers of Night Screams were trying for something a little more original … An interesting twist that is never fully realized, it’s still kind of neat little crinkle in the normally straight-as-an-arrow plotline.” Retro Slashers

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“It would have taken me pages to accurately recount every time a character appears in a location where he or she could not conceivably be according to the laws of physics. When it was not violating the space-time continuum, this movie featured shaky camera work. Even that was often easy to overlook because the scenes were so dark that the cinematography didn’t make any difference.” Something Awful

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