The Horror Show

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"Go to Hell."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.1  (4,509)

The Horror Show is a 1989 horror film that tells the story of a serial killer named Max Jenke, who is executed in the electric chair for his heinous crimes. However, instead of dying, Jenke's spirit possesses the electrical system of the prison, enabling him to escape and start his killing spree once again. The film stars Lance Henriksen as Lucas McCarthy, a detective who was responsible for putting Jenke behind bars. Lucas is now haunted by Jenke's spirit and tormented by nightmares that seem to show him glimpses of the killer's next victim. He soon realizes that Jenke is not dead and that he is back to claim more lives, and Lucas must go to extreme lengths to stop him once and for all.

The Horror Show is a classic horror film that relies on suspense, gore and jump scares to create an unsettling mood. The film's director, James Isaac, creates a sense of claustrophobia by setting much of the action inside the McCarthy's home, where the killer's ghostly presence is felt strongly. The film is also notable for its use of special effects, which were state of the art for the time, and which add an extra layer of horror to the story.

Lance Henriksen delivers a powerful performance as Lucas McCarthy, a man haunted by his past and his fears. He is a complex character, who is struggling with the fact that he is responsible for putting Jenke behind bars, and that he is the only one who can stop him. He is aided by his wife, played by Rita Taggart, who provides him with the emotional support he needs to fight the killer.

Brion James, who plays Max Jenke, is equally impressive in his role. He is a menacing presence, even when his character is not physically present in a scene. His performance as the ghostly presence haunting Lucas is chilling, and his moments of violence are truly disturbing.

The Horror Show is an adrenaline-fueled horror film that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. It is not for the faint of heart, as it contains scenes of graphic violence, gore and torture. However, for those who enjoy classic horror films, it is a must-see, and a testament to the genre's enduring appeal.

Overall, The Horror Show is a well-made horror film with great performances, impressive special effects and a genuinely scary tone. It is worth watching for fans of the genre, and for anyone who appreciates a good scare.

The Horror Show is a 1989 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

The Horror Show
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    1 hr 35 min
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    5.1  (4,509)