Terror in the Aisles (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Terror in the Aisles (1984)




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Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen host this look at terrifying movies. Featured are horrifyingly graphic clips from 75 films past and present. Included are scenes from Psycho, Jaws, Alien, and The Exorcist.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Margery Doppelt, Margaret Doppelt
In Theaters:
MCA Universal Home Video

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Critic Reviews for Terror in the Aisles

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

[Director] Kuehn's documentary is a thrilling and excellent celebration of horror and the movie theater community...

Full Review… | November 1, 2014
Cinema Crazed

A forgotten little treasure for old-school horror fans.

Full Review… | September 15, 2011

Before there was DVD, people actually paid money to watch these slapped-together clip jobs.

April 21, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for Terror in the Aisles


They missed many important horror films in this collection; and included many which I do not consider horror. I got tired of seeing scenes from "The Marathon Man". They had the second Friday the 13th film, but none of the others. A poor collection.

Obviously they couldn't get the rights to all the greats. It's hard getting scared just by looking at clips; terror needs to be built effectively, by immersing the audience in a situation; and a clip-fest just isn't the way to achieve it. The Nancy Allen and Donald Pleasence segments were a bit goofy.

I remember trying to see this at the theatre, and us not being allowed in because we were only 16. When I watched it on video soon enough, it was nothing special.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

This was an awesome compilation of great horror movies as well as some other added clips from sci-fi's and thrillers. Another dvd I need to add to my horror library. ;)

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer


A good sampler.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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