Deadtime Stories

Deadtime Stories

Directed by Jeffrey Delman

Your favorite nightmares come to life in a salute to the age-old bedtime story in Jeffrey Delman's 1986 horror anthology. A babysitting uncle takes you on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments and captive maidens. Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe, you'll plunge into modern suburbia and the adventures of a female jogger stalked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality will become macabre, black comedy as you follow the trail of three bank robbers who share their country house hideaway with a sweet murderess.

A babysitting uncle tells three horrific spins on the bedtime story in this 80s anthology.

Cast: Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard, Matt Mitler

Member Reviews

great movie loved it

Sapperjay
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2 years ago

I love anthologies. This one was more comedy than horror, even though there was a good bit of violence in each story. Still, it matched the theme of most 80s horror/comedies. My favorite story was the second about Little Red Riding Hood. Overall, the best part was the opening sequence with Larry Juris's Bed Time Tales playing.

horrorlvr88
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2 years ago

Man, this movie is corny. The last story in the anthology, and the uncle in the overarching story are extremely annoying and unlikable. Super '80s, but not in a good way. Had to watch it because I saw it's leaving Shudder soon.

Nuggets22
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2 years ago

I used to see this video at the video store when I was a kid, but always passed it up for either a "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" VHS. What was I thinking? I would have loved this. I'm not sure what is up with that uncle that is telling these stories to his nephew. Is he smoking meth while babysitting? he has some pretty crazy mood swings. The opening music is awesome and made me think of "Happy Hell Night" or "Killer Klowns from Outer Space". The gore effects are pretty intense for the time. Overall, I'm glad Shudder had this film and I finally watched it.

JackSchmit
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2 years ago

Not great.

cicconem1
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2 years ago