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Release Date:
March 1977 (USA) See more »
Let's play hide and go kill...!
A newly hired house-keeper in a secluded area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Fun and Obscure See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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

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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82 min | Germany:85 min (DVD version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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All the dialogue for this movie was dubbed in post-production.See more »
Anachronisms: Len's hairstyle and clothing do not match the film's 1930s setting.See more »
Rosalie Nordon:I hate grapefruit!See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fun and Obscure, 26 April 2003
Author: rufasff from Los Angeles

This overdubed, somewhat disjointed horror film is probably more of a late to scene "Omen" rip-off than a zombie film; but if you are in the right mood you may find it creepily effective. There is an excellent scene about a half hour into the film where the old creep grandfather starts laughing at a horrible accident and the kid joins in. The other two don't know what to do, haven't we all been there? The disjointed sound actually may work in the film's favor, though you wonder if you are listening to the same people you are seeing on the screen. So it's hard to fault the performers too much. It's the kind of thing you might have seen at a faraway drive-in or late one night on cable and never quite shook. The Something Weird DVD gives you a chance to live it all again.

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