Terror in the Aisles (1984)

83m [theatrical version]; 95m [US TV version], 7,454 ft
35mm, black and white, Technicolor, 1.85:1
stereo, English

An American clip compilation made by Andrew J. Kuehn. A TV version exists which includes clips from additional films, some replacing the more violent scenes included in the theatrical version.

Plot Summary

A compilation of clips from horror, science fiction and thriller films.


Directed by: Andrew J. Kuehn
© MCMLXXXIV [1984] by T.E.M. Programs International
T.E.M. Programs International present a Kaleidoscope Films production
Produced by: Stephen J. Netburn and Andrew J. Kuehn
Associate Producer: Gregory McClatchy
Written by: Margery Doppelt
Director of Photography: John A. Alonzo
Edited by: Gregory McClatchy
Original Music by: John Beal
Sound Mixer: Gene Cantamesa
Costume Supervisor: Jennifer Stone
Make-Up: Bob Stein
Hair Stylist: Toni Ann Walker

Donald Pleasence (host)
Nancy Allen (hostess)
Fred Asparagus
Lainie Cooke
Joel S. Rice
Angel Salazar
Diane Stilwell

Alternative Titles

Anatrihila ston exosti – Greek title
Butaca diabólica – Spanish title
Érase una vez el terror – Uruguayan title
Kauhua katsomossa – Finnish title
Terreur dans la salle – French title
Terror en el patio de butacas – Spanish title
Terror en los pasillos – Peruvian, Spanish DVD title
Terror im Parkett – West German title
Terror mellan raderna – Swedish title
Terror na Plateia – Portuguese title
Terror på topplan – Danish title
Terrore in sala – Italian title
That's Shock! – Japanese title
Time for Terror – alternative title
Трагедия у алтаря – Russian title
ザッツ・ショック – Japanese title

Includes extracts from
Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Alfred Hitchcock: The Men Who Made the Movies (1974)
Alien (1979)
Alligator (1980)
Alone in the Dark (1982)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Birds (1963)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Brood (1979)
Bug (1975)
Carrie (1976)
Cat People (1982)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
The Fly (1958)
The Fog (1980)
The Food of the Gods (1976)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Frogs (1972)
The Fury (1978)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Hold That Ghost (1941)
The Howling (1980)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Konga (1961)
Ms 45 (1981)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Nightwing (1979)
The Omen (1976)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Poltergeist (1982)
Psycho (1960)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Scanners (1981)
Scared Stiff (1952)
The Shining (1980)
Sisters (1973)
Suspiria (1977)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
The Thing (1982)
Videodrome (1982)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
The Wolf Man (1941)



  • American Film vol.10 no.1 (October 1984) p.12 – article (Little crop of horrors)
  • Boxoffice no.121 (January 1985) p.R20 – review (by Alan Karp)
  • City Limits no.182 (29 March 1985) p.24 – review (by Kim Newman)
  • Film Journal no.87 (December 1984) p.19 – review (by Maitland McDonagh)
  • Films and Filming no.367 (April 1985) p.42 – illustrated credits, review (by Ann Lloyd)
  • The Listener vol.113 no.2903 (4 April 1985) p.34 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vo.52 no.615 (April 1985) pp.122-123 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Photoplay no.36 (May 1985) pp.18-19 – illustrated credits, review (by David Quinlan)
  • Screen International no.481 (26 January 1985) p.15 – news item (Palace Pictures' horror compilation)
  • Screen International no.490 (30 March 1985) p.35 – review (by Marjorie Bilbow)
  • Variety 31 October 1984 p.24 – credits, review (by Lor [real name: L.L. Cohn])
  • Video Business vol.4 no.52 (4 March 1985) p.4 – illustrated note (Simultaneous horror launch)


  • New York Times no.134 (26 October 1984) p.C18 – review (by Vincent Canby)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.395 – credits, review
  • Film Review 1985-1986 by F. Maurice Speed pp.117-118 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.359 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.501 – credits, review
  • The Psychotronic Video Guide p.562 – credits, review
  • Shock Xpress vol.2 p.88 – review

Other sources
British National Film and Video Catalogue vol.24 (1986) – credits