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I, Madman (1989)

A bookshop clerk finds that an insane and murderous doctor from one of the store's horror novels has come to life.

Director:

Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)

Writer:

David Chaskin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Wright ... Virginia
Clayton Rohner ... Richard
Randall William Cook ... Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand
Stephanie Hodge ... Mona
Michelle Jordan Michelle Jordan ... Colette
Vance Valencia ... Sgt. Navarro
Mary Baldwin Mary Baldwin ... Librarian
Raf Nazario Raf Nazario ... Lyle, Hotel Clerk (as Rafael Nazario)
Bob Frank Bob Frank ... Hotel Manager
Bruce Wagner ... Pianist
Kevin Best Kevin Best ... Black Actor
Steven Memel Steven Memel ... Lenny
Vincent Lucchesi Vincent Lucchesi ... Lt. Garber
Murray Rubin ... Sidney Zeit
Tom Badal Tom Badal ... Composite Artist
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Storyline

Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on his face to please a girl he likes. Only Virginia discovers that the book is nonfiction, and every time she picks up the book to read it, she sees him. The insane doctor from the book has escaped the book into our reality. Written by Jason Mechalek

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Capa do Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$151,203
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A theater in the background of one scene is supposedly showing Metal Messiah (1978), director Tibor Takács's feature film debut. See more »

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The shadows of the crew and equipment can be seen when Virginia enters her apartment carrying her groceries. See more »

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References Metal Messiah (1978) See more »

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The Four Seasons
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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One of a Kind Supernatural Slasher Flick.
3 August 2005 | by hu675See all my reviews

An young woman by the name of Virginia (Jenny Wright) is a fan of horror novels. She works in a used book store. When she reads a novel titled "I,Madman", which is a non-fiction novel. The villain of the novel seems to come out of the book to stalk the young woman and killing the people she knows.

Directed by Tibor Takacs (The Gate 1 & 2) made an entertaining horror fantasy thriller with an sharp performance by the underrated actress-Wright. The film was barely released to theaters in 1989. The film went on to be a Cult Classic. Clayton Rohner (From "April's Fools Day" and the T.V. Short-Lived Series "Good Vs. Evil" fame) co-star as a Police Detective. This is one of the most rarely seen and most underrated horror films of the late 80's. See it. Written by David Chaskin (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2:Freddy's Revenge, The Curse). (****/*****).


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