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John Carradine

John Carradine


Birthdate: February 5, 1906

Deathdate: November 27, 1988

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theater. He was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history and the patriarch of an acting dynasty that includes four of his sons and four of his grandchildren. Description... ...detailed bio

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Bikini Drive-In (1995)

Kim Taylor inherits her grandfather's drive-in theatre. She must raise $25,000 over one weekend or the bank will take the property from her. She also has to deal with pesky capitalist J.B. Winston. This is a fun, not politically correct movie. Written by Josh Pasnak
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Buried Alive (1990)

A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several students.
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Monster in the Closet (1987)

After a series of murders in San Francisco that all take place inside closets, a reporter and his scientist friend decide to uncover the mystery and save California.
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Evil Spawn (1987)

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Star Slammer (1986)

Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.
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The Tomb (1986)

A tomb robber steals precious artifacts from an unmarked Egyptian tomb, selling them to different archaeologists in America, unaware of the immortal woman whose tomb he desecrated. She comes to America to exact her revenge.
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Evils of the Night (1985)

Vampire aliens Dr. Kozmar (Carradine), Dr. Zarma (Newmar) and Cora (Louise) recruit two dim-witted mechanics (Ray and Brand) to abduct teenagers living in a college town and bring them to a rural hospital. There, the aliens drain them of their blood, which they need to stay young. Reviews were ge...
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The Ice Pirates (1984)

The film takes place in a future where water is an immensely valuable substance, both as a commodity and as a currency. Princess Karina is a spoiled princess who purchases captured space pirates Jason and Roscoe. They then proceed to locate a "lost" planet that contains massive amounts of water. ...
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Boogeyman 2 (1983)

After a recap of the first movie, supposedly based on true events, film makers attempt to try to recreate what occurred. After a piece of broken glass appears from the first film, killings begin again. These include death by electric toothbrush, death by shaving cream and a particularly contrived...
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Imps* (1983)

Imps* is a comedy film filmed in 1983 and released on DVD in 2009. The film stars an ensemble cast and is divided into several segments. IMPS is an acronym for "Immoral Minority Picture Show".
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House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Kenneth Magee, a young writer, bets $20,000 that he can write a Wuthering Heights-caliber novel in 24 hours. To get in the mood for the undertaking, he goes to a deserted Welsh manor. Upon his arrival, however, Magee discovers that the manor is not as empty as he was told. Still there are Lord Gr...
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a shy and timid field mouse, lives in a cinderblock with her children in a field on the Fitzgibbons' farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches; however, her son Timothy has fallen ill. She visits Mr. Ages (A...
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The Howling (1981)

Karen White (Dee Wallace) is a Los Angeles television news anchor who is being stalked by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). In cooperation with the police, she takes part in a scheme to capture Eddie by agreeing to meet him in a sleazy porno theater. Eddie forces Karen to watc...
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The Nesting (1981)

Writer Lauren Cochran (Robin Groves) suffers from agoraphobia and, in a bid to overcome her ailment, she rents a stately mansion in the country from Colonel Lebrun (John Carradine). Turns out the old place used to be a brothel where some prostitutes were murdered after World War II and Cochran ha...
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Goliath Awaits (1981)

In 1939, the luxury British ocean liner Goliath, carrying 1,860 passengers, is hit by a torpedo fired by a German U-boat and sinks while on a trans-Atlantic crossing to the United States three days after the outbreak of World War II. Scientists aboard a research ship discover the wreck of the Gol...
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The Monster Club (1981)

A fictionalized version of Chetwynd-Hayes (Carradine) is approached on a city street by a strange man (Price) who turns out to be a starving vampire named Eramus. Eramus bites the writer, and in gratitude for the small "donation", takes his (basically unharmed but bewildered) victim to the titula...
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Frankenstein Island (1981)

When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote and uncharted island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's descendant carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons...
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Monstroid: It Came from the Lake (1980)

A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971. (copied from IMDB)
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The Boogeyman (1980)

As children, Willy and Lacey watch their mother with her lover and are punished for it. Willy is gagged and tied to a bed but Lacey frees him and he proceeds to stab the man to death. As an adult, Lacey is married with a young son and lives with her aunt and uncle on a farm. Willy also lives wit...
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Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979)

Transylvania, 1979 -- Hard times have fallen upon the house of Dracula and to help pay the taxes on the ancestral castle, it has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. The manager of the hotel is the beautiful and sensuous Nocturna (Nai Bonet), granddaughter of the original Count (John Carra...