|release date||July 17 1982|
|writer||David Winters, Tom Klassen|
|starring||Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisTroma Team Video is proud to present for the time uncut in America, one of Joe Spinell's (Rocky, The Godfather) most riveting, unnerving performances, since his unforgettable starring role in Maniac, in this underrated gem of the 1980s -- The Last Horror Film. Vinny Durand (Spinell), a lonesome New York cab driver who lives at home with his mother, has dreams of becoming a famous film director. Consumed by his depraved obsession with beautiful horror actress Jenna Bates (Bond-Girl Caroline Munro) and determined to have her star in his first film, Vinny trails her to the Cannes Film Festival. While Vinny's disturbing fascination grows, a mysterious killer begins slaughtering all people in Jenna's entourage. Is the obsessed fanatic and the psychotic killer one in the same? Will this be Jenna's Last Horror Film?
Shot on location at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, The Last Horror Film was originally designed as a free for all production to cash in on the success of 1980’s Bill Lustig film Maniac. By reuniting that film’s stars Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro, Munro’s husband, Judd Hamilton—who co-wrote the film, if you could call the improvisation that occurred here writing—hoped to see a big return on his investor’s cash. What he got instead was a ballooning budget—increasing from a reported $500,000 to an estimated $2,000,000—and a final production that despite a few festival screenings never saw an actual theatrical release (finally appearing on VHS in 1984). …Read More