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Release Date:
March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Let's play hide and go kill...!
Plot:
A newly-hired housekeeper in a remote area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old daughter... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Run-of-the-mill no budget pap See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Laurel Barnett ... Alicianne Del Mar
Rosalie Cole ... Rosalie Nordon
Frank Janson ... Nordon
Richard Hanners ... Len Nordon
Ruth Ballan ... Mrs. Whitfield (as Ruth Ballen)
Slosson Bing Jong ... Gardener
Rod Medigovich ... Priest / Creature
Wendell Hudiburg ... Pall Bearer
Chris Tieken ... Jefferson
Ralph Lucas ... Creature
Jim Dickson ... Creature
Chick Cavanaugh ... Creature
Anoosh Avan ... Creature
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Directed by
Robert Voskanian 
 
Writing credits
Ralph Lucas 

Produced by
Robert Dadashian .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rob Wallace 
 
Cinematography by
Mori Alavi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Dadashian 
Robert Voskanian 
 
Art Direction by
Mori Alavi 
 
Makeup Department
Francine Cornfield .... assistant makeup artist
Jay Owens .... creature makeup
 
Production Management
Smith Johnson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Smith Johnson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jim Bryan .... sound effects editor
Jim Bryan .... supervising sound editor
John McDonald .... sound
Robert Rosen .... boom operator
Andy Sells .... special audio effects
 
Special Effects by
Jay Owens .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Baiza .... assistant camera
Henry Black .... grip
Wendell Hudiburg .... lighting
Shaw Lance .... grip
Katsuhiko Ogawa .... camera operator
Jeff Widen .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Larry Max .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Platt .... musical production supervisor
Michael Quatro .... performer: Polymoog synthesizer
Michael Quatro .... programmer: Polymoog synthesizer
 
Other crew
Julie Connors .... assistant to producer
Ralph Lucas .... dialogue coach
Rod Medigovich .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
82 min | Germany:85 min (DVD version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (VHS) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2000) | USA:R

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The film was shot mostly on short ends.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Run-of-the-mill no budget pap, 4 March 2001
Author: thomandybish from Weaverville, NC

Despite an interesting premise, this film doesn't deliver. Attempted as a period piece(probably because someone was able to get a-hold of some vintage 1930's cars)set in the 30s/40s, this flick involves a young housekeeper hired by a farmer to care for his house and young daughter after his wife's death. The daughter, Rosalie, apparently shares a penchance for telekenesis with her departed mother, and uses her unusual mental powers to reanimate putrid corpses and use them to hack apart people she doesn't like. The naive young housekeeper gradually becomes aware of Rosalie's strange abilities and eventually runs afoul of the little girl's graveyard friends!

This film doesn't really succeed in the period detail department, primarily because the housekeeper spends nine-tenths of the movie in peasant dresses, not exactly the going fashion in 1939 or whenever this movie was supposed to be set. A quibble to be sure, but come on, the wardrobe people could have tried more. The flick does have some nice atmosphere, with dark woods, brooding sunsets, and lots of dark interior shots. And there is a half-baked attempt to establish a romance between the housekeeper and the farmer's adult son. Nothing in the way of camp or bad acting to recommend it, but probably not a bad way to kill ninety minutes

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