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Director:
Writers:
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Release Date:
September 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The unknown brings terror. The UNSEEN ... DEATH See more »
Plot:
A trio of Female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile 'being' known only The Unseen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(15 articles)
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Kinda creepy, kinda eerie -- I liked it. So sue me. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Furst ... 'Junior' Keller (The Unseen)

Barbara Bach ... Jennifer Fast

Sydney Lassick ... Ernest Keller
Lelia Goldoni ... Virginia Keller
Karen Lamm ... Karen Fast
Douglas Barr ... Tony Ross (as Doug Barr)
Lois Young ... Vicki Thompson
Maida Severn ... Solvang Lady

Directed by
Danny Steinmann  (as Peter Foleg)
 
Writing credits
Danny Steinmann (screenplay) (as Peter Foleg)

Danny Steinmann (story) (as Peter Foleg) and
Stan Winston (story) &
Thomas R. Burman (story) (as Tom Burman)

Michael L. Grace  uncredited
Kim Henkel  story (uncredited)
Nancy Rifkin  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Don Behrns .... co-producer (as Don P. Behrns)
Howard Goldfarb .... executive producer (as Howard G. Goldfarb)
Anthony B. Unger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael J. Lewis 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto A. Quezada (director of photography) (as Roberto Quezada)
 
Film Editing by
Jonathon Braun 
 
Casting by
Jessica Overwise 
 
Art Direction by
Dena Roth 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Caso (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Marla Manalis .... makeup artist
Craig Reardon .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Barry Bernardi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Charleston .... second assistant director
Rick Wallace .... first assistant director (as Richard C. Wallace)
 
Art Department
John Carter .... construction assistant
Cindy Cavalenes .... property assistant
George Costello .... construction supervisor
Tommy Estridge .... property master
Richard Scott .... property assistant (as Rick Scott)
 
Sound Department
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor (as Mike Hilkene)
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
Richard Overton .... post-production sound mixer
Richard Weaver .... post-production sound mixer
Howard Wilmarth .... post-production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Stunts
Candy Allen .... stunt double
Norman Blankenship .... stunt double (as Norm Blankenship)
Corrie Jansen .... stunt double (as Corri Jansen)
Sonny Shields .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Batzdorff .... best boy grip (as Ben Batzdorf)
Alan C. Blomquist .... best boy grip (as Alan Blomquist)
James L. Carter .... additional photographer (as James Carter)
Mike Connors .... best boy grip
Paul Elliott .... first assistant camera
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as Jim Gilson)
Irv Goodnoff .... additional photographer
Jim Grce .... grip
George Horn .... still photographer
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... electrician (as Dwight Lavers)
Michael Moore .... best boy electric
Terry Moore .... best boy electric
Guy Olds .... second assistant camera
Gregory Orr .... electrician
Mark M. Pompian .... grip (as Mark Pompian)
Stephen L. Posey .... electrician (as Steve Posey)
Rob Sherwood .... grip
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Christopher Tufty .... gaffer
Al Vasquez .... grip
John Zumpano .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caryl Christian .... wardrobe assistant
Kelly McGowan .... wardrobe coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Richard C. Meyer .... editorial supervisor
Kim Secrist .... assistant film editor (as K. Kim Secrist)
 
Music Department
Michael J. Lewis .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ami Agmon .... production assistant
Duncan Brine .... production assistant
George Casper .... assistant: Solvang
Harry Haskell .... production assistant
Andy Howard .... production accountant
Jeffrey C. Ingber .... presenter
Mark Miller .... assistant: Solvang
Jackie Saunders .... script supervisor (as Jacqueline Saunders)
Herbert R. Steinmann .... presenter
Beth Tate .... location manager
Vicki Unger .... production assistant
Marlene West .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Mark Brownstein .... the producers wish to thank
Sandy Lang .... the producers wish to thank
John J. Linder .... the producers wish to thank (as John Linder)
 

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Runtime:
Spain:90 min | UK:83 min | USA:89 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1989) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1980) | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 (video premiere) (1984) | Norway:(Banned) (1981-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director 'Danny Stienmann' was upset with the final cut of the film because it missed most of the major scares. This is why he had his name removed from the credits.See more »
Quotes:
Ernest Keller:I wonder what junior's fate would be... I wonder... Seems obvious to me my dear they would not treat him so kindly. He would suffer greatlySee more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Kinda creepy, kinda eerie -- I liked it. So sue me., 18 May 2003
Author: BillyBC from Vancouver

(*** out of *****)

Barbara Bach plays a TV reporter who goes to the quaint, seaside town of Soveg, California with two of her female newscaster friends to cover an annual Danish festival. Unfortunately, the three attractive ladies choose to spend the night in an old house outside of town inhabited by a seemingly kind man (character actor Sydney Lassick -- the constantly agitated `Charlie Cheswick' from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), his nervous sister (Lelia Goldoni), and the product of their incestuous affair -- a disfigured, murderous man-child they keep locked in the cellar. This is actually an interesting and creepy little thriller with decent writing, beautiful on-location scenery, and a few scary sequences that'll get under your skin. It's kind of similar in tone and plot to Denny Harris's "The Silent Scream" from the same year. Karen Lamm and Lois Young play Bach's unlucky friends and Stephen Furst plays the adorable, slobbering lady-killer, Junior.

HIGHLIGHT: That irrepressible little stinker Junior, God love ‘im, gets a hold of poor, pretty Karen's (or is it Vicki's?) -- played by Lamm (or Young -- hell, one or the other) -- necklace and pulls her right through the floor vent.

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