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Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)
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Release Date:
2 September 1983 (USA) See more »
Before your funeral...Before you are buried...Before you are covered with the last shovelful of dirt...Be sure you are really dead! See more »
Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mary Beth McDonough ... Christie Parson (as Mary McDonough)

David Wallace ... Greg Stevens

Bill Paxton ... Paul Andrews

Lynda Day George ... Eve Parson

Christopher George ... Hank Andrews
Curt Ayers ... Jim
Bill Conklin ... Sheriff Duncan
Donna Garrett ... Mrs. Andrews
Greg Kaye ... Mark

Denis Mandel ... Josh
Violet Manes ... Mortuary Customer
Alvy Moore ... Bob Stevens

Danny Rogers ... Dr. Parson
Beth Scheffell ... Bonnie (as Beth Schaffel)
Marlene Schmidt ... Lois Stevens

Marilyn Corwin ... Dancer
Lisa Durazo ... Dancer
Anita Morales ... Dancer
Denise Polk ... Dancer
Kimberly Polk ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pam Wren ... Dead girl in mortuary (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Avedis 
Writing credits
Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer
Bernard Hodes .... associate producer
Ernest Kaye .... associate producer
Marlene Schmidt .... producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver 
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Art Direction by
Randy Ser 
Makeup Department
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist
Diane Seletos .... makeup artist
Production Management
Herman Grigsby .... production manager
John R. Woodward .... unit manager (as John Woodward)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman Grigsby .... assistant director
Jeri Waxenberg .... second assistant director
Tim Cutt .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ed Wolf .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Alexander)
Douglas Axtell .... boom operator (as Douglas Axtel)
Bob Biggart .... sound editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer (as Lester Fresholtz)
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Sanders .... sound mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Stein)
Darryl Linkow .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jim Gillespie .... special effects
Diane Seletos .... special effects
James Winburn .... stunt coordinator (as Jim Winburn)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronny Dana .... second assistant camera (as Ron Dana)
George Horn .... still photographer
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Bruce M. Pasternack .... first assistant camera (as Bruce Pasternack)
Bob Uva .... best boy grip
Michael Uva .... grip (as Mike Uva)
Doug Wood .... key grip (as Douglas Wood)
Jack Yanekian .... best boy electric
Virgil E. Hammond III .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Linda Arocha .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marydith Chase .... wardrobe coordinator
Violet Manes .... wardrobe assistant
Diane Owen .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Barry Dresner .... assistant film editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bonnie Becker .... composer: songs
John Cacavas .... composer: songs
John Cacavas .... conductor
Terese Heston .... composer: songs
Terese Heston .... performer: songs
James D. Young .... music editor
Transportation Department
Lance Dickson .... transportation
Other crew
Donna Adrain .... assistant to producer
Evan Cole .... production assistant
Mark DeFrain .... production assistant
Ross Dickson .... production assistant
Hughy Hughes .... location auditor
Greg Kaye .... production assistant
Edward L. Montoro .... presenter
Rick O'Brian .... production assistant
Chester J. Pompei .... technical advisor
Donna Schaffel .... assistant to producer
Jennifer Stace .... choreographer
Jeri Waxenberg .... production coordinator
David Wildman .... production assistant
Nike Zachmanoglou .... script supervisor
Jim Gillespie .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)

Did You Know?

Although he's not in this film, Michael Berryman nonetheless was featured in the US theatrical trailer for this movie.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: After Christie drops off Greg at the police station the crew is visible in the rear driver's side window as she departs.See more »
Christie Parson:Hey Boogeyman- let's boogie!See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Watchable!!, 1 July 2003
Author: kita117 from Maryland

This was a good movie. I have never thought of a slasher flick that uses embalming tools. Christopher George's son was weird because he had to work with all those dead bodies because his father wanted him to. The movie wasn't slow, but it was a tiny bit boring at times but this movie was good enough to have for my collection. If you are questionable about buying or renting this movie, give it a shot.

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