Scared Stiff • Horror
1987 • United States • Directed by Richard Friedman
TV star Mary Page Keller ('Pretty Little Liars') appears alongside Andrew Stevens ('10 to Midnight', 'The Fury') as a couple terrorised by an age-old curse in this much-underrated late-80s offering from director Richard Friedman. Keller plays Kate Christopher, a singer who moves into an old colonial mansion with her son and psychologist boyfriend David (Stevens). But when they make a strange and gruesome discovery in the boarded-up attic, it soon becomes clear that the mansion carries with it a dark and blood-stained past - and one that is about to terrorise them in the present. The second feature helmed by Richard Friedman, who went on to direct such genre favourites as 'Doom Asylum' and 'Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge', 'Scared Stiff' (AKA 'The Masterson Curse') builds to an astonishing practical FX-laden climax sure to please fans of 80s horror.