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Director:
Writers:
William Bleich (written by)
Mark Tenser (idea)
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Release Date:
June 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There is a door between life and death and now, that door is open! See more »
Plot:
Jane Hardy decides to stay the summer in the house her aunt left her when she died, to try and recoup from a bad divorce... See more » | Add synopsis »
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As good as a B-flick gets! See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Trish Van Devere ... Jane Hardy

Joseph Cotten ... Walter Prichard

David Gautreaux ... Tom Sullivan
Donald Hotton ... Reverend Winston
Med Flory ... Sheriff Denton

Donald Petrie ... Luke

Christopher McDonald ... Pete

Perry Lang ... Paul Gordon
Fred Franklyn ... Mr. Gordon (as Frederic Franklyn)

Olive Dunbar ... Mrs. Gordon

Al Hansen ... Bo Rehnquist
Dominic Barto ... The Driver
Nicholas Shields ... Dr. Greenwalt
Chuck Mitchell ... Counterman
Allison Balson ... Alice
Jim Gatherum ... Boy #1 (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Tanya Bowers ... Schoolgirl
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Directed by
George Bowers 
 
Writing credits
William Bleich (written by) (as Bill Bleich)

Mark Tenser (idea)

Produced by
Newton P. Jacobs .... executive producer
Chuck Russell .... line producer (as Charles Russell)
Mark Tenser .... producer
 
Original Music by
Webster Lewis 
 
Cinematography by
Mori Kawa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Berndt 
 
Casting by
Samantha Mansour 
 
Art Direction by
Keith Michl 
 
Makeup Department
Roberto Fernández .... hair: Miss Van Devere's (as Roberto Fernandez)
Pamela Peitzman .... make-up/hair
 
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... production manager (as Mike Fottrell)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John S. Curran .... first assistant director (as John Curran)
Pete Robinson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nancy Auburn .... assistant art director
Ivo Cristante .... prop master
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom man (as Doug Arnold)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Ron Brody .... assistant sound editor
John S. Curran .... sound editor (as John Curran)
Thomas A. Fucci .... supervising sound editor (as T. Anthony Fucci)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Greg Brickman .... stunt player
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
Glynn Rubin .... stunt player
Michael Runyard .... stunt player (as Mike Runyard)
Andree Williams .... stunt player (as Andreé Williams)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... first assistant camera
Tracy Neftzger .... best boy grip
Willy Nemeth .... key grip
Johnine Novosel .... second assistant camera
Raymond Post .... grip driver
Jeffrey Sudzin .... best boy electrical (as Jeff Sudsin)
Mike Taylor .... second electrician
Randy Tepper .... still photographer
Christopher Tufty .... gaffer (as Chris Tufty)
Daniel Pearl .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Chris Trainor .... extra coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
N. Kristine Chadwick .... wardrobe (as Kristine Chadwick)
Vivianne Johanson .... second assistant wardrobe (as Vivian Johnson)
John Patton .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Annie Lee Hebson .... assistant editor (as Annie-Laurie Hebson)
 
Music Department
Greg Poree .... music orchestration
 
Other crew
Jim Charleston .... production assistant
Larry Dyer .... production assistant (as Lawrence Dyer)
Frank Ferro .... production assistant
Jay Levine .... production assistant
Scott Luhrsen .... location scout
Mort Nathan .... production assistant
John Panzarella .... production assistant
Paul Papanek .... production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... production coordinator
Kathryn Zatarga .... script supervisor (as Cathy Zatarga)
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (2007) | Norway:16 (theatrical rating) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2002) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Theatrical film debut of Christopher McDonald.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The front grille of the hearse changes from scene to scene.See more »
Quotes:
Jane Hardy:[startled by someone at her back door] Oh!
Reverend Winston:Miss Hardy, please.
Jane Hardy:[laughing, relieved] Oh! You scared the hell out of me!
Reverend Winston:I should probably take that as a compliment. *Ha ha ha ha ha!*
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
As good as a B-flick gets!, 12 January 1999
Author: CLN from Tupelo, Mississippi

When Jane Hardy's late aunt leaves her a house in the country, she decides to spend the summer there to get over a nasty divorce and near-breakdown. There she begins putting the pieces back together with the help of a new romantic interest named Tom. But the town people are curiously less-than-friendly to her. Jane soon finds a reason why in her aunt's diary--the mysterious man her aunt fell in love with, who drew her aunt into darkness. Then strange things start happening--and the hearse begins showing up in the middle of the night.

This movie is wonderfully creepy without being camp, and has some scenes that are particularly unexpected and unnerving. More suspense horror than gore, it's guaranteed to keep you awake at night. The love story between Jane and Tom will keep sentimental people glued, and the terror gets all the rest. The piano-oriented title music is haunting, and suits the seriousness of the film well. This movie clearly had a low budget, yet it still ranks as a first-class movie. All in all, something worth watching and worth owning.

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