Deadtime Stories (1986) Movie Review

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1986 | Horror, Comedy
93 minutes /

User Score: 58/100

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Deadtime Stories Review


A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Deadtime Stories (1986) is an American comedy-horror anthology movie that is also known as Freaky Fairytales (1986), The Griebels from Deadtime Stories (1986), and The Griebels (1986). The movie was mislabeled because it did not contain any horror or comedy from my perspective. It revolves around an uncle who is trying to get his nephew to sleep by telling him three horror stories. Director and co-writer Jeffrey Delman (Stuck on You! (1982), Random Shooting in L.A. (2002), Voodoo Dawn (1991)) failed on executing this movie. The movie was boring and dreadful to watch. I gave this movie a one because it was a low-budget film that tried but failed miserably. There are a lot of low budget movies that shine above some of the high budget movies. The segments could have done less with all of the bodacious chicks - uncle telling a child about hot babes???

Segment - Peter And The Witches

Peter (Scott Valentine - Phantom 2040 (1994), My Demon Lover (1987), Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996), To Sleep with a Vampire (1993)) is a slave to two witches. The two witches want to use Peter to resurrect their dead sister. This segment is plotless and slower paced than a snail.

Segment - Little Red Runninghood

Rachel (Nicole Picard - Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992), Ghoulies Go to College (1991), A Time to Die (1991)) is a high school student. She is seen wearing a red jogging outfit to pick up medicine for someone that needs it before the full moon. She was given the wrong medicine, and you can guess what happened next.

Segment - Goldi Lox And The Three Baers

Telekinetic Goldi Lox (Cathryn de Prume - Wild (2014), Terminal Velocity (1994), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Five Corners (1987)) and her family go on a crime spree. Goldi and her family are mental patients.

About Deadtime Stories 1986

Title: Deadtime Stories
Original Title: Freaky Film Tales
Year: 1986
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Score: 0.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 19 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 19
Starring: Melissa Leo, Patrick McCord, Ron Bush, Scott Valentine, Lisa Cain, Casper Roos, Barbara Seldon, Michele Mars, Leigh Kilton, Bryant Tausek, Lesley Sank, Suzanna Vaucher, Jeffrey Delman, Leif Wennestrom, Matt Mitler, Michael Berlinger, Jim Nocell, Fran Lopate, Ivan de Prume, Nicole Picard, John Bachelder, Dhonna Harris Goodale, Cathryn de Prume, Caroline Carrigan, Kathy Fleig, Oded Carmi, Phyllis Craig, Heather L. Baley, Michael Mesmer, Thea
Writers: Jeffrey Delman, J. Edward Kiernan, Charles F. Shelton
Director: Jeffrey Delman