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Terror in the Aisles
Directed by Andrew J. Kuehn
Produced by Andrew J. Kuehn
Stephen Netburn
Written by Margaret Doppelt
Starring Donald Pleasence
Nancy Allen
Music by John Beal
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
Distributed by Kaleidoscope Films
T.E.M. Programs International-Universal
Release date(s) October 26, 1984
Running time 84 min.
Country  United States
Language English

Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 horror film documentary featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Shining and Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and The Birds. The film is hosted by Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen. The original music score is composed by John Beal.


Plot summary

Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of horror films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Hosts Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction), loathsome villains (Marathon Man, Nighthawks, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark), and the occult (Carrie, The Exorcist, The Omen, Rosemary's Baby, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.

Archival appearances

Films shown


  • The television network version has additional film clips added for network viewings as well as replacing violent clips from other films. The additional film clips are from the films: The Car, Dracula, Firestarter, Frenzy, The Legacy, etc.
  • The film has been frequently featured on the cable television channel Chiller since its premiere in 2007. Also the film has yet to be released in the United States on DVD (Region 1).

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