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13 May 1983 (USA) See more »
The Nightmare Has Begun! See more »
Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Marjoe Gortner ... Oliver Farrell
Bobbie Bresee ... Susan Walker Farrell

Norman Burton ... Dr. Simon Andrews
Maurice Sherbanee ... Ben, the gardener

LaWanda Page ... Elsie, the maid (as La Wanda Page)
Laura Hippe ... Aunt Cora Nomed
Sheri Mann ... Dr. Roni Logan
Julie Christy Murray ... Young Susan

Chu Chu Malave ... Delivery Boy
Ron Cannon ... Gallery Owner

Joel Kramer ... Tramp in Mausoleum
Gene Edwards ... Drunk In Nightclub
Di Ann Monaco ... Girl In Nightclub

John Branagan ... Nightclub Parking Attendant (as John Brannigan)
Richard Guarino ... Nightclub Maitre de
Blake Barich ... Little Girl in Mall
Eileen Zimmerman ... Woman in Mall
Mildred Lipsher ... Woman in Parking Lot
Joe Lipsher ... Man in Parking Lot
Joyce Barich ... Mother in Mall
Lori Zimmerman ... Kids in Mall
Julie Garfinkel ... Kids in Mall
Michael Zimmerman ... Kids in Mall
Jay Saunders ... Kids in Mall
William Vail ... The Final Demon (as Bill Vail)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cathi Peyton Erman ... Demon's Eyes (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Dugan 
Writing credits
Robert Barich (written by) &
Robert Madero (written by)

Katherine Rosenwink (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Barich .... producer
Michael Franzese .... executive producer
Robert Madero .... producer
Arline Mohr .... associate producer
Horst Osterkamp .... associate producer
Jerry Zimmerman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava 
Cinematography by
Robert Barich 
Film Editing by
Richard Bock  (as Richard Christopher Bock)
Art Direction by
Robert A. Burns  (as Robert Burns)
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... makeup artist (as Chris Biggs)
John Carl Buechler .... special effects makeup creator (as John Buechler)
Athena Demetrios .... makeup and hair designer: Ms. Bresse
Morton Greenspoon .... special eye lenses provider (as Dr. Morton Greenspoon)
Tina Kline .... eye technician (as Tina Klein)
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Danny Stein .... makeup artist
Maurice Stein .... makeup supervisor
Maurice Stein .... special effects makeup supervisor
Michael Stein .... makeup artist (as Mike Stein)
Production Management
Charles Norton .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Ball .... second assistant director
Charles Norton .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Cole .... prop assistant
Howard Cole .... property master
Charles Nixon III .... construction (as Charles Nixon)
Darryl Strub .... construction
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Dessie Markovsky .... dialogue editor (as Dessislava Markovsky)
Lee Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Michael R. Sloan .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Sloan)
John Speak .... sound mixer
Pat Speak .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Roger George .... mechanical/explosive special effects and flying sequences
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin L. Aguilar .... key grip (as Martin Aguilar)
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
Scott Aguilar .... best boy
James L. Carter .... first camera operator (as Jim Carter)
Robert Gordon .... Steadicam operator
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator
Mario Jennings .... still photographer
Tom Kantrude .... camera operator (as Tom Kantrud)
John Murray .... lighting designer
Guy Olds .... assistant camera
Todd Pike .... assistant camera
Richard Sands .... best boy gaffer (as Rick Sands)
Roger Sassen .... best boy gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marci Mohr .... wardrobe assistant
Nancy Montgomery .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Elizabeth King .... assistant film editor
Kim Secrist .... assistant film editor
Jim Stewart .... assistant film editor
Transportation Department
John Branagan .... transportation assistant (as John Brannigan)
Bob Evans .... driver: honeywagon
Paul LeClair .... transportation assistant
Ira Zimmerman .... transportation assistant
Other crew
Frank Di Sesso .... wrangler (as Frank DiSesso)
Cathi Peyton Erman .... double (as Cathi Peyton)
Linda Lang .... double
Shirley Lang .... double
Robert Lewis .... production coordinator
Les Mack .... production assistant
Ozzie Osman .... maintenance
Karl Parrick .... police security and permits
Lynn Parrick .... police security and permits
Steve Peyton .... production associate
Kellyn Plasschaert .... double
Regis Possino .... production attorney (as Regis M. Possino)
Sheila Possner .... production assistant
Mike Ray .... production assistant
Andrea Sankner .... double
Charles Sladen .... production accountant
Martha Strickland .... double
Arnold Urdang .... production coordinator
Linda Whittlesey .... production assistant
Joann Yearsley .... script supervisor (as JoAnn Yearsley)
Eunice Zehavi .... production secretary
Bill Zerella .... water permits

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96 min | UK:95 min (DVD)
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Did You Know?

Bobbie Bresee revealed on the commentary of the BCI DVD release that she received some possessed voice coaching from Mercedes McCambridge (notable for the demonic voice in The Exorcist (1973)) while co-starring with her in _"Charlie's Angels" (1976) Angels in Springtime_.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Dr. Andrews plays back the audio recording of his hypnosis session with Susan, the high pitched "demon cue" in the movie's soundtrack has also been captured on Dr. Andrews' cassette.See more »
Elsie, the maid:No more grievin', I'm leavin'!See more »
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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
What Nice Muppet Boobs You Have, Ms. Bresee!, 4 March 2006
Author: wkduffy from That Parallel Universe Where What I Say Matters

A film like this puts everything in perspective. Allow me to elaborate.

Plaintiff's Exhibit A: Consider, if you will, films like "The Children" (kids on a school-bus ride through a radioactive cloud, become zombies, and hug their parents to death), or "The Dark" (William Devane and Cathy Lee Crosby circle Los Angeles trying to find a monster who can't decide if he's a mentally retarded caveman or an alien from outer space). Before watching "Mausoleum," I always considered these flicks to be kitschy, low budget, suitable time wasters. However after watching "Mausoleum," I can confidently say films like "The Children" and "The Dark" are top-notch, creative, creepy, mind-blowing classics.

That's an indirect way of letting you know that "Mausoleum" is dreck. Junk, plain and simple. I'm a forgiving soul when it comes to horror movies of all kinds (revisit Exhibit A if you have any doubts)—I'll give just about any "filmic art" the time of day. But 25 minutes into this empty "Mausoleum," and my attention was already wandering to the fridge. FLAT is probably the best descriptive adjective. The characters, the cinematography, the plot, the setting, the music—the whole package is as flat as an 80s pancake. Even the "Oogily Googily!" mutterings of LaWanda Page as the black maid who "exits stage left" in a "comedy" moment when things turn ugly—even that is FLAT. It's not funny or entertaining; Page's portrayal and delivery is so flat, it's not even a racial stereotype. Even Bobbie Bresee's "demon breasts" that come alive and chew through Marjoe Gortner during a sexy embrace are FLAT.

Well, her breasts aren't flat by any means, but the drooling Muppet-like toothy puppets that her breasts become—the whole thing is inexcusably dumb. And worse, even forgiving the limitations of 80s technology, her puppet boobs look dumb.

Word to the wise: Skip it. You won't be missing a thing.

Defense Exhibit B: Allow me to offer one counterargument. There's a potentially revelatory moment in the film that almost makes it rise to the level of "worth mentioning"—-not "worth watching," but worth mentioning. At the end of the film, as Psychologist Simon and Protag Bobbie stumble out of the titular mausoleum having apparently defeated the evil, Simon turns to a mysteriously hooded grounds-keeper sitting near the gate and says: "You've known about this your whole life and have lived with the secret. For God's sake, don't ever let anyone enter the mausoleum!" As the two speed away, the camera centers on the grounds-keeper who is cutting some flowers. He looks directly at the camera and begins to cackle and cackle and CACKLE and CACKLE and---suddenly, just before the end crawl started, just for one freaking microsecond, I could've sworn this dude was LAUGHING AT ME for having just whittled away an hour and half of my life watching this dreck. I even rewound it and watched again, trying desperately to infer the intentions of the actor, the director, the cameraman. Was that their intention? WAS I BEING LAUGHED AT? If true, this might very well be the coolest horror flick on the planet. Even if it were an accident, that kind of self-referential humor (pointed keenly at the audience) is a mark of genius—a genius I only wish the rest of the film bore out. But ultimately it doesn't.

Anyway, just one last gem of dialog before I go (and I won't make any inappropriate "fish" jokes here—I'll leave that up to you):

Oliver (husband): "What's for dinner?"

Susan (wife): "Poached Salmon...and me."

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