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Director:
Writers:
Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)
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Release Date:
2 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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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Even before playing the lovable Chet in "Weird Science".... See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
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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91 min
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Trivia:
Although he's not in this film, Michael Berryman nonetheless was featured in the US theatrical trailer for this movie.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Hank Andrews:I could run things smoother if people died between 9 to 5See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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Even before playing the lovable Chet in "Weird Science"...., 24 February 2003
Author: BillyBC from Vancouver

(**1/2 out of *****) In spite of some mediocre acting and a somewhat rambling storyline, this tasteless sickie has enough suspenseful and shocking scenes here and there to at least make it interesting. Christopher George (who was in several of these kinds of movies around this time) runs the title establishment, where he holds seances with community mothers and yells at his son (Bill Paxton!) for taking too long to embalm the cadavers. Mary Beth McDonough (from "The Waltons") plays a sleepwalking teenager who witnesses her father's murder (although no one believes her), and George's real-life wife, Lynda Day (who was in the awful "Pieces" with her hubby in the same year), plays her mother. Oh, and there's a creepy, pale-faced killer in a hood and cape running around stabbing and draining people with a large embalming needle. There are gratuitously prolonged shots of needles piercing stomachs, but there are also some genuine scares and a pretty good climax. Plus, you get Bill Paxton (who deserves the credit for this movie's two and a half stars) in an early, over-the-top performance, before he toned down for big-budget blockbusters (and yawn fests) like "Twister" and "Titanic." David Wallace plays McDonough's blonde-haired, beef-cake boyfriend, and, supposedly, Michael Berryman (from "The Hills Have Eyes") is in this thing, but I'll be damned if I spotted him.

HIGHLIGHT: Paxton, with full manic glee, conducts an imaginary Mozart symphony with an audience of dead bodies slumped in chairs behind him (the climaxes of both "Happy Birthday To Me" and "Madhouse" -- also ‘81 slasher films -- are curiously similar. I guess homicidal maniacs love an audience, dead or alive.)

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