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This underrated teen-revenge horror film starring Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night) was the directorial debut of Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Geoffreys plays Hoax, a picked-on nerd who lives with his religious-nut mother Lucy (the marvelous Sandy Dennis). One day Hoax calls a 976-line for a "Horrorscope," and the demonic voice at the other end starts giving him wicked advice. Before long, he has killed his brother's girlfriend with tarantulas, slashed the face of a teen tough with his newly-sprouted talons, and gutted several… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like an extended EC Comic segment."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"É um alívio saber que Englund desistiu da carreira de diretor depois desta sua estréia pavorosa."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Of note only to hardcore aficionadoes of late-80's horror cheese."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"...a hopelessly obnoxious piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"There are worse horror flicks, but that doesn't make this worth watching."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Englund's attempt at directing fails miserably."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"An unsual combination of "Revenge of the Nerds" meets "The Lawnmower Man""
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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