Hysterical (1983 film)

Hysterical is an American comedy film directed by Chris Bearde. Released on July 30, 1983, by Embassy Pictures, it is a spoof of the horror film genre. The film stars the Hudson Brothers.

Directed byChris Bearde
Written byChris Bearde
Bill Hudson
Brett Hudson
Mark Hudson
Trace Johnston
Produced byWilliam J. Immerman
Gene Levy
Starring(See article)
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
Edited byStanley Frazen
Music byBob Alcivar
Robert O. Ragland
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • July 30, 1983 (1983-07-30)
Budget$6 million[1]


Frederic "Casper" Lansing is a writer who hopes to find inspiration while vacationing in Hellview, Oregon; however, the lighthouse in which he's staying is haunted by the ghost of Venetia, who had killed herself 100 years ago and now wants to use Lansing as a vessel for her dead lover, Captain Howdy. When Howdy's ghost starts killing people, two bumbling scientists are brought in to investigate the history of the lighthouse and solve the case.


Home mediaEdit

Hysterical was released on DVD by Image Entertainment on January 30, 2001.


  1. ^ Chase, Donald (Mar 14, 1982). "The New Star Producers: The New 'Star' Producers". Los Angeles Times. p. K1 – via ProQuest.

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