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Chain Saw Massacre and Eaten Alive Actress Dead at 64
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Edwin Neal ... Splatter

Marilyn Burns ... Dorothy Grim

Gabriel Folse ... Paul
Wade Reese ... Steve
Barton Faulks ... Tom
Rob Rowley ... Jay
Craig Kanne ... Clint
Jeffrey Scott ... George (as Jeffry Scott)
Alice Villarreal ... Julie
Doug Davis ... Eddie Pain
Karin Kay ... Curious Bad Girl
Elizabeth Henshaw ... Uncurious Bad Girl
Cathy Durkin ... Julie's Friend
Kate Cadenhead ... Helpful Mutant
Joe Abner ... Fire Breather
Deborah Damm ... Tom's Dance Partner
Rebecca Scoggin ... Steve's Dance Partner
Max and the Makeups ... Mutant Band
Paul Cater Deaton ... Splatter's Elite Guard (as Paul 'The Hyphen' Deaton)
Geren Smith ... Splatter's Elite Guard
Byron Blandford ... Splatter's Elite Guard (as Byron 'Mr. Ned' Blandford)
Cap Brooks ... Splatter's Elite Guard
Bill Johnson ... Splatter's Elite Guard
Nick McFarran ... Splatter's Elite Guard
Jessie Sublett ... Mean Mutant In Alley
David Moerbe ... Mean Mutant In Alley
Charles Grueber ... Mean Mutant In Alley (as Charles Gruber)
Everett Caldwell ... TV Reporter
William S. Hanwell Jr. ... Policeman #1 (as William S. Harwell Jr.)
Charlie Gibbs ... Policeman #2
Robert Faires ... Fiji President
Frank Cunningham IV ... Fiji Goon
Dirk Churchill ... Fiji Goon
Denice Creach ... Call Girl
Lynn Casey ... Lady
Julie Gross ... Sorority Girl
Tracy Folse ... Sorority Girl
Holly Forsythe ... Tall Girl
Claire Cain ... Tall Girl
Karen Winters ... Girl At Fireplace
Gregg Merlyn ... Mr. Wonderful
Kimberly Weaver ... Unimpressed Girl
Dana Weaver ... Unimpressed Girl
John Dodson ... The Weasel
Greg Higdon ... Nerdy Frat
John Woodward ... Joe College
John Cherico ... Alvin Ascot

John Hawkes ... The Light Man (as John Perkins)
Earl Gillum Jr. ... Really Cool Frat
Russell Freytag ... Really Cool Frat
Brian Alford ... Really Cool Frat
Michael Hamilton ... Really Cool Frat
Robert Ricker ... Really Cool Frat
Archie McNeill V ... Really Cool Frat
Bill Miles ... Really Cool Frat
Newt Harrell ... Really Cool Frat
John Moon III ... Really Cool Frat
Bruce Falke ... Really Cool Frat
Rick Houston ... Really Cool Frat
Michael Stubblefield ... Really Cool Frat

Bill Ensley ... Really Cool Frat
Daniel Anna ... Really Cool Frat
Michael Williams ... Really Cool Frat
Dirk Moore ... Really Cool Frat
Colleen McGinty ... Beautiful Girl
Melissa Barrera ... Beautiful Girl
Theresa Jenkins ... Beautiful Girl
Elizabeth Washburn ... Beautiful Girl
Anvis Perry ... Beautiful Girl (as Arvis Perry)
Melissa Rasmussen ... Beautiful Girl
Betty Ellis ... Beautiful Girl
Janet MacLeod ... Beautiful Girl
Natalie Black ... Beautiful Girl
Susan Locke ... Beautiful Girl
Peter Block ... Street Mutant
Susan Black ... Street Mutant
Jill Shelton ... Street Mutant
Victoria Fox ... Street Mutant
Steve Payne ... Street Mutant
Daphne Dunlap ... Street Mutant
Ty Chabannes ... Street Mutant
Gilles Chabannes ... Street Mutant
Mark Burton ... Street Mutant
Lauralea Stanton ... Street Mutant

Directed by
Ronald W. Moore 
Writing credits
Ronald W. Moore (screenplay)

Edwin Neal (additional material) &
Gregg Unterberger (additional material) and
John H. Best (additional material)

Produced by
Don Barker .... executive producer
John H. Best .... producer
Ronald W. Moore .... associate producer
Edwin Neal .... associate producer
Terri Smith .... associate producer
Gregg Unterberger .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Renfrow 
Cinematography by
Jon H. Lewis  (as Jon Lewis)
Film Editing by
Leon Seith 
Charles Simmons 
Casting by
Deborah Duckett  (as Debora Duckett)
Art Direction by
Marcos E. Gonzalez  (as Marcos Gonzales)
Costume Design by
Kathleen M. Hagan  (as Kathleen Hagan)
Makeup Department
Laura Bock .... additional makeup artist
Deborah Damm .... additional makeup artist
Candi Duke .... second assistant makeup artist
Barbara Gillmore .... additional makeup artist
Kathleen M. Hagan .... makeup designer (as Kathleen Hagan)
Karin Jensen .... first makeup assistant
Susan Neal .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Mary Church .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kerry Lee Chamberlain .... assistant director
Bob Kuhn .... third assistant director
Brett Plummer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Creasey .... set construction
Anita Dallas .... associate art director
Stephen Earll .... set construction
M.C. Gee .... set construction
Lenny Giacalone .... set construction
Gayle Harper .... set construction
David Kuhn .... art department
Kathy Lieban .... art department
Lauri Polunsky .... art department (as Laurie Polunsky)
Ingrid Weigand .... art department
H.R. Giger .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... sound crew
Don Crow .... sound crew
Gary French .... sound re-recording mixer
Sheri Galloway .... sound effects editor
Henry Miller .... sound crew
Dede Montgomery .... sound crew
Robert Renfrow .... sound crew (as Rob Renfrow)
Charles Simmons .... sound effects editor (as Charlie Simmons)
Greg Sisk .... sound crew
Special Effects by
Robert A. Burns .... special effects makeup
Kathleen M. Hagan .... special effects makeup (as Kathleen Hagan)
Michael O'Sullivan .... pyrotechnic effects
Paul Cater Deaton .... stunts (as Paul Deaton)
Joe Solace .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bonvillain .... second assistant camera (as Mike Bonivillian)
Paul Cater Deaton .... key grip (as Paul Deaton)
Jim Dinn .... grip/electric swing gang
George Dolis .... still photographer
Irv Gorman .... first assistant camera
Don Kirk .... second assistant camera
Steve Kuhn .... grip/electric swing gang
Louis Saldana .... video playback operator
John Scott .... grip/electric swing gang
John Shaw .... gaffer
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera
Gordon Smith .... still photographer
Angelo Louis Suasnovar Jr. .... key grip (as Angelo Suasnovar)
Fred Vicarel .... best boy electric
Ralph Watson .... camera operator
John Woodward .... grip/electric swing gang
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Brookfield .... costume maker
Joan Miller .... costume maker
Mark Mills .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Melissa Wolkowsky .... assistant editor
Joan Zapata .... assistant editor
Location Management
Robert A. Burns .... location manager
Don Steele .... location manager
Music Department
David Castell .... music engineer
Other crew
Marvin Abzug .... production coordinator
Regene Anderson .... craft service
Julie Beck .... production assistant
Karen Comiskey .... production secretary
Don Hartack .... script supervisor
Keith Huber .... armor: Splatter and Dorothy
Colom L. Keating .... production assistant (as Colom Keating)
Donna King .... office assistant
Dawn LePack .... office assistant
Webster Lewin .... production assistant (as Web Lewen)
Edwin Neal .... dialogue coach
Kelly Smith .... armor specialization
Terri Smith .... unit publicist
Lynne Stowe .... production accountant
Brad Tierney .... armor specialization
Ivan Bigley .... thanks (as Ivan Bigley and the Gang)
Richard Seivers .... acknowledgment: UZI provided by
Walter Tierney .... acknowledgment: weapons furnished by (as Lt. Col. Walter Tierney)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

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89 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Norway:18 | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:R (cut) | West Germany:18
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This film was given an "X" rating for extreme violence when it was first submitted to the MPAA; one slight edit had to be made to a single scene so the movie could secure an "R" rating.See more »
Continuity: After George is slashed by Splatter in the research lab hallway, the blood smear on the wall disappears in the next shot.See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Can't we all just get along?, 21 June 2008
Author: Jonny_Numb from Hellfudge, Pennsylvania

"Future-Kill," with its menacingly hyphenated title and H.R. Giger-esquire (turns out Giger himself actually did it) box art, was a film of quasi-mythic cult attraction in the time of VHS. Its real claim to any sort of notoriety? The participation of two actors from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (Edwin Neal and Marilyn Burns, the latter of which basically has an extended cameo). I rented the film years ago for that very reason, and didn't find it great, but didn't hate it, either; at best, it felt like a semi-coherent mix of "Porky's," "Repo Man," and the early works of Sam Raimi. After viewing it a second time, I can genuinely say I liked the film. While the current DVD version (via Subversive) doesn't perform any alchemy on the film's murky cinematography (it's essentially a port-over of the old VHS), it adds to a strangely nostalgic feel for '80s "No Nukes" protests, New Wave fashions (gotta love the Bowie-esquire eye makeup!), and no-taboo sex comedies that weren't afraid to show a lot of skin. Director/co-writer Ronald Moore has crafted an erratic, borderline-amateur feature that starts like one of the endless rip-offs of "Animal House" (pampered frat guys spurn a rival frat leader), abruptly shifts into a variant on "Escape from New York" (frat guys run afoul of a radiation-poisoned psychotic, aptly named Splatter (Neal), and even finds time to reflect on the socio-economic differences between the bourgeois frat guys and the urban "mutants" looking to live nuke-free (with the final conclusion being that neither is all that different). While Moore's directorial flourishes are minimal, the periodic use of muted slow motion during violent scenes seems to tie in with the film's contradictorily anti-violent philosophy, and is employed to good effect; and while the frat guys aren't very well-defined, some are allowed to develop as characters, to the point where the suspenseful climax actually carries a surprising (albeit low-grade) impact. While "Future-Kill"'s philosophy might not be the most thought-out, and while it may not be a model of superior film-making, it should be given credit for at least attempting to go about its slaughter with some semblance of brainpower. (The funky vintage synth score also deserves a shout-out.)

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