Don’t Open the Door! (1979)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by S.F. Brownrigg.

Plot Summary

A young woman goes to look after her ageing grandmother in her home but finds herself being menaced by a serial killer.


Directed by: S.F. Brownrigg
© 1979 Capital Films Corporation
Jefferson Productions, Ltd. in association with Century Studios, Inc. presents
Produced by: S.F. Brownrigg
Dialogue Direction: Annabelle Weenick
Screenplay: Frank Schaefer, Kerry Newcomb
Script [Supervisor]: Jackie J. Barnes
Cinematographer: Robert Alcott
Cameraman: Brian H. Hooper
Assistant Camera: Mark Hundahl
Editors: Jerry Caraway, Lynn Leneau
Gaffer: Robert Dracup
Grips: David Lusk, Mike Varner
Music: Bob Farrar
Soundman: Oliver H. Oliver
Makeup: Jackie J. Barnes
Special Effects: Jack Bennett
Title Design: Mark Hundahl
Art Direction: Lynda Pendleton

Susan Bracken (Amanda Post)
Larry O'Dwyer (Claude Kearn)
Gene Ross (Judge Stemple)
Jim Harrell (Dr Crawther)
Hugh Feagin (Nick)
Annabelle Weenick (Annie)
Rhea MacAdams (grandmother)
John Steakley (local 1)
Jeffrey Swann (local 2)

Alternative Titles

Don't Hang Up – advertising title
Seasons for Murder – alternative title

Extracts included in
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 5 (1998)



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.79
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note