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26 October 1979 (USA) See more »
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John Nolan ... James Garrick
Carolyn Courage ... Ann Garrick

James Aubrey ... Philip

Sarah Keller ... Suzy

Tricia Walsh ... Viv

Glynis Barber ... Carol Tucker

Michael Craze ... Gary
Rosie Collins ... Diane
Chuck Julian ... Phil the Greek
Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Dolores Hamilton
Patti Love ... Hannah
Mary Maude ... Lady Garrick

William Russell ... Lord Garrick
Peter Craze ... The Director

Peter Attard ... Curtis the Actor (also as Peter Atiard)
Peter Sproule ... Policeman
Colin Howells ... Detective

Peter Mayhew ... The Mechanic

Milton Reid ... Club Bouncer
Joseph Dunlop ... Villager
Roy Evans ... Villager

Tony Rohr ... Villager
John Rapley ... Priest
Steve Emerson ... Burning Man
David McGillivray ... T.V. Reporter (also as David Mc.Gillivray)
Ben Levine ... Man in Club
Tanya Ferova ... Stripper (as Tanya Ferowa)
L.E. Mack ... Mad Dolly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike O'Malley ... Club Barman
Robert Conway ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Alan Jones ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hayden Pearce ... Man on Tube Train (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman J. Warren  (as Norman.J.Warren)
Writing credits
David McGillivray (screenplay)

Les Young (story) &
Moira Young (story)

Produced by
Richard Crafter .... producer
Les Young .... producer
Moira Young .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
Cinematography by
Les Young (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jim Elderton 
Art Direction by
Hayden Pearce 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nigel Goldsack .... second assistant director
Bryan Hirst .... assistant director
Leyland Wyler .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Adam Alexander .... boom operator
Simon Okin .... sound recordist
Ted Ryan .... dubbing mixer
John Scarlett-Davis .... sound engineer
Norman J. Warren .... sound editor
Steve Emerson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Balkin .... grip
Tony Barber .... electrician
David Bevan .... focus puller
Brian Herlihy .... clapper loader
John Metcalfe .... camera operator
John Moore .... electrician
Editorial Department
Ros Seily .... assistant editor
Other crew
Judi Futrille .... continuity (as Judi Furtrille)
John Hemmings .... laboratory contact
The Baron De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
The Baroness De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
Norma Dodson .... special thanks
Maureen Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Tom Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Les .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Judi Metcalfe .... special thanks
Mike Metcalfe .... special thanks
Ivy Overhead .... special thanks
Vicki .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Frazer Wood .... special thanks
Peter Wren .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"De repente, llegó el terror" - Spain (cable TV title)
"Delirium House" - Italy
"El ente diabólico" - Spain (video title)
"Killing House" - West Germany
"La terreur des morts-vivants" - France (imdb display title)
"O Ente Diabólico" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Tromos" - Greece (video title)
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84 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (censored) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #25604) | West Germany:18

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Warren and McGillivray - a killer combination!, 7 October 2004
Author: world_of_weird from England

When Norman J.Warren (auteur of such shrill, purposely gruesome films as Inseminoid) and exploitation stalwart David McGillivray got together in the late seventies to create this low-budget shocker, the end result could only be a solid winner, and TERROR delivers the goods. It's not for all tastes, but the effective atmosphere (Warren had obviously seen a few Dario Argento films, which helps) and the well-staged scenes of death and supernatural mayhem in the last half of the film are worth the price of admission alone. It's certainly head and shoulders above the 'typical' British horror films of the day - such as Alan Birkinshaw's atrocious KILLER'S MOON and THE LEGACY, a tedious schlock-fest in which Who vocalist Roger Daltrey dies during a trachaeotomy to remove a fishbone he never ate(!) - and the widescreen photography, coupled with appropriately garish colours courtesy of (one assumes) outmoded film stock, looks superb. There's also a neat cameo from Milton Reid, one of those "I know his face, but what's his name?" actors if ever there was one, and a decapitation set-piece that curiously plays like a low-budget homage to David Warner's grisly death in THE OMEN, whilst pointing the way forward to the lift-shaft carnage in that film's lackluster sequel. This is a solid-gold classic example of the kind of film that would never get made nowadays, anywhere, and will undoubtedly bring back fond memories of late-night horror double features down at the local fleapit for British viewers of a certain age.

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