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TerrorVision (1986)

TerrorVision (1986)

Back of the box...

“Gerrit Graham (National Lampoon’s Class Reunion) stars in this wacky science fiction horror about a high-tech television satellite that tunes in real-life horror!

Television will never be the same for the Putterman family. Stanley Putterman (Graham) installs a state-of-the-art satellite dish in his backyard. Through a cosmic accident, a wayward monster’s energy is beamed across galaxies, into the satellite and onto the Putterman’s television set. The Puttermans don’t notice any changes, only better reception and a strange monster continually appearing on the screen. But when the monster leaps off the screen and into the Putterman’s living room—terror erupts. The monster needs to feed on humans for its survival.

Don’t touch that dial. . .

TERRORVISION has just begun!”

Director: Ted Nicolaou
Starring: Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov

Watch the Trailer

TerrorVision has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, but we assume their ratings must be like the miles on a car’s speedometer, rolling over to zero, because we had such a great time watching this movie! It’s a fun, cheesy, gross-out, horror-comedy with great monster effects, amazing music, and some of the best—and most 80’s— characters you’ll ever find, including: swinging parents, a military obsessed grandpa, an Elvira-esque horror TV hostess, a punk rock Cyndi Lauper dressed teenager and her spaced-out heavy metal boyfriend.  

We honestly can’t say enough great things about TerrorVision, it’s the perfect movie to watch with friends. From the acting, to the sets, to the characters, it’s over the top and campy in all the best possible ways. It’s the kind of “bad” movie that you can’t call bad because it embraces what it is and has fun doing it. It’ll have you laughing with it, not at it, the whole way through.

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