TERROR IN THE AISLES is essentially a compilation of lots (and lots) of scare (not gore) scenes from a wide variety of films, not just horror but science fiction and thrillers too. All decades are covered, from the '30s to the '80s. Unfortunately most of the clips are from popular films like HALLOWEEN, THE SHINING, and THE EXORCIST, which, while justifiable, isn't too interesting for the horror fan who has probably seen these clips, and films, a million times beforehand anyway.
I would have preferred to see clips from rarer, perhaps tackier films, which would have been a lot more fun and interesting. Saying that, there are a couple of clips from films like THE THING WITH TWO HEADS and ALLIGATOR, which make me really want to see these films. Donald Pleasence is on hand to comment on what makes people scared, and he's pretty good value as he gets excited and supposedly frightened about the clips that are showing, and his tongue is firmly in cheek (so you don't really take any of what he is saying seriously, although it sounds good). Nancy Allen also gives commentary, but appears relatively briefly, with most screen time being given to Donald (which is no bad thing). The film was released theatrically, so it must have been an experience to watch a film set in a cinema while actually in a cinema, which isn't something that happens every day (unless you're an obsessive DEMONS fan who owns your own movie theatre).
TERROR IN THE AISLES is fun and passes the time quickly, showing you the best scares from a whole slew of different films, and so it makes a pleasant change from standard viewing. The only problem is that a huge amount of films are spoiled, so be warned in advance. The films included are as follows: Halloween, Jaws, Poltergeist, Carrie, Scanners, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Shining, An American Werewolf in London, Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2, Night of the Living Dead, Alien, Psycho, The Wolf-Man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Birds, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Halloween 2, The Fog, The Thing, Videodrome, Cat People, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Howling, The Fly, Konga, Alligator, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Midnight Express, Nightwing, When a Stranger Calls, Dawn of the Dead, The Seduction, Vice Squad, The Silent Partner, Ms. 45, The Brood, Saturday the 14th, Alone in the Dark, Dressed to Kill, Food of the Gods, Frogs, The Thing With Two Heads, Sisters, Bug, To Catch a Thief, Marathon Man, Scared Stiff, Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made the Movies, The Fury, The Phantom of the Paradise, Suspiria, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Hold That Ghost, Jaws 2, Play Misty For Me, Klute, Strangers on a Train, Wait Until Dark.