Wilson about a group of ten college students heading out for a get-away weekend. The three tales include: 1. A couple taking a late night drive start hearing scratching noises on the roof of their car. Is it some daemonic creature or just the distortions of the wind as it whips through the boughs of the surrounding woods? It's a not very wonderful but interesting example of regional filmmaking back when that meant something more than trying to imitate a blockbuster hit. Screams of a Winter Night is a unique 1979 American horror film.
. A loud howling can be heard, starting in the distance, but growing ever closer. It happened to show the week of July 4th in our town. The director could have easily copped out and just not showed what the evil green light was, but he did. So there I was, sitting by myself in the near empty theater with about ten other people sporadically seated throughout.
I got half way through the movie and climbed over the back seat of the van to try and avoid seeing or hearing anymore! As the students are on the way to the distant lake and their brief escape from school, they try to scare each other with stories about its creepy history. My family and my dad's brother's family all loaded up two full size vans to go see this movie I begged for all of us to go see! Important: This title has been compiled from the best-quality video master currently available and has not been remastered or restored. Dark and dingy, with the characters pretty much spending the whole telling cowering near the stairway to the second floor, there's a real feeling of danger as each one of them goes upstairs and dosent come back. Gunshots ring out, followed by screams and the sound of something crashing into the house. In one of their stories an abominable snowman hangs a young man and in another, a haunted apartment creates havoc on the youths who had decided to spend the night there. Luckily this is a creative choice and not a screw up but it gets things off to a rocky start. The answer to such a question could really hurt the horror industry in the long run.
Because of the wonderful internet age in which we live it is possible to see almost but not quite any movie we want to see. The movie certainly ends strongly after a fairly weak first hour but most folks will find this too long to wait for the thrills to kick in. In one of their stories an. There's something really unsettling about this gathering, and the way they all interact with each other. As the students are on the way to the distant lake and their brief escape from school, they try to scare each other with stories about its creepy history. My dad and uncle tried to make light of the spookiness for the rest of us by laughing and joking at crucial parts in the movie, but I was already spooked. I don't think I can recommend it except for horror nuts like myself but if this write-up intrigues you then dive in.
Wadsack Screams of a Winter Night 1979 — 10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other. I almost expected at least one person to survive only to throw open the cabin door only to find a yawning black abyss. Not even the Exorcist or The Shining scared me as much as this movie and I don't know why. After the group arrives, they take turns telling tall tales which are then illustrated from start to finish. None of the stories is likely to scare modern viewers raised on more frightening fare. I was too curious and would peek over the seat at what seemed to be the worst parts of the film. So, I guess it all comes down to the rental outlet.
These actors may have been amateurs, but when called upon, they really do make the ending of this one sing with apocalyptic passion. When I stumbled across I had high hopes that this obscure small budget horror effort from Louisiana might be good creepy fun. Recommended for horrorfans which liked Friday the 13th. To the filmmakers who just might read this, I say ignore the negative critics. Well, that's what this is like. When I was 10 years old, I saw the previews for this movie on television.
Add some colorful touches such as the opening sequence: A dark screen backed with increasinly nightmarish sound effects that follow a linear pattern something which has been done recently in movies like Cabin Fever and the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and an impressive finale where chaos breaks out. The strangest thing about the film for the first hour is that the opening credits play out with bits of frantic dialog layered underneath. The best of the bunch, and oddly enough, the one people rag on the most, has three frat pledges fufilling their dare to spend the night in an abandoned hospital with a rep for having a haunted second floor. My dad watched this film back in the 80's. This gets to be concerning because there is a long delay between the individual credits and you start to think that the story has started but the picture is black! After the group arrives, they take turns telling tall tales which are then illustrated from start to finish. It had a few positive reviews and a friend mentioned hearing that it was a good scary movie from someone else.
None of the stories is likely to scare modern viewers raised on more frightening fare. Opening credits slowly unfurl over a pitch black screen. The story telling was creepy and the visuals were just enough to frighten! I got half way through the movie and climbed over the back seat of the van to try and avoid seeing or hearing anymore! I begged my family to take us to it when it would come to our local drive-in. I was thoroughly scared and regretted that I got what I asked for. It's the second one that really got me.
I showed up one day, and it was already gone. This is great for a movie nut such as myself and adds immeasurably to the list of films I want to eventually sit down and watch. The first story focuses on a couple being terrorized by a Bigfoot-like creature while in the woods. The story telling was creepy and the visuals were just enough to frighten! These friends are a broad cross-section of poorly sketched easily identifiable types and the actors are mostly too old to be playing kids in their late teens or early twenties. Oh well, thanks for reading! Wilson about a group of ten college students heading out for a get-away weekend. Which is where my interest in this movie began.