|Directed by||Chris Bearde|
|Produced by||William J. Immerman
|Written by||Chris Bearde
|Music by||Bob Alcivar
Robert O. Ragland
|Cinematography||Thomas Del Ruth|
|Editing by||Stanley Frazen|
|Distributed by||Embassy Pictures|
|Release dates||July 30, 1982|
Hysterical is a 1982 film from Embassy Pictures that was intended to spoof the horror movies that were abundant at the time. Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. The Hudson Brothers star in this movie.
Frederic Lansing (Bill Hudson) is a writer who hopes to find inspiration while vacationing in Hellview, Oregon; however, the lighthouse in which he's staying is haunted by the ghost of Venetia (Julie Newmar), who had killed herself 100 years ago and now wants to use Lansing as a vessel for her dead husband, Captain Howdy (Richard Kiel). When Howdy's ghost starts killing people, two bumbling scientists (Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson) are brought in to investigate the history of the lighthouse and solve the case.
A repeated joke is that the "zombies" all wear turtle-neck sweaters and say "What difference does it make anyway?" at which point the heroes all run off screaming "Zombies".
|Bill Hudson||Frederic Lansing|
|Mark Hudson||Dr. Paul Batton|
|Brett Hudson||Fritz Batton|
|Richard Kiel||Captain James Howdy|
|Bud Cort||Dr. John|
|Murray Hamilton||The Mayor|
|Clint Walker||The Sheriff|
|Charlie Callas||Count Dracula|
|Keenan Wynn||Old Fisherman|
|Gary Owens||TV announcer|
|John Larroquette||Bob X. Cursion|
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