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Luca Bercovici (written by) &
Jefery Levy (written by)
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Release Date:
2 March 1985 (USA) See more »
They'll get you in the end.
A young man and his girlfriend move into an man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Luca Bercovici 
Writing credits
Luca Bercovici (written by) &
Jefery Levy (written by)

Produced by
Charles Band .... executive producer
Debra Dion .... associate producer
Jefery Levy .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Band 
Shirley Walker 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ted Nicolaou 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Wayne Springfield 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
Makeup Department
Tina Kline .... contact lens technician
Donn Markel .... assistant makeup artist
Ronnie Specter .... hair stylist (as Ronnie Spector)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist (as Ronnie Spector)
Judith Fiske Stockley .... contact lens technician
Michael Deak .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Peter Manoogian .... executive in charge of production
Hugh McCallum .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
William James Murray Jr. .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Alsop .... lead man
Sandy Corner .... art office manager
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Karen Kornbau .... co-art director
Steve Meyer .... construction supervisor
Ian Scheibel .... assistant props
Cynthia Sowder .... co-art director (as Cindi Sowder)
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer (as Doug Arnold)
Ken Beauchene .... additional sound mixer
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Ed Callahan .... dialogue editor
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Gorey .... additional boom operator
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator
Craig Talmy .... special effects sound
Stan Wetzel .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... additional ghoulie operator
R. Christopher Biggs .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Chris Biggs)
John Carl Buechler .... special effects makeup and ghoulies designer
Lynn Buechler .... additional ghoulie operator
Everett Burrell .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Rob Cantrell .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Mitch Devane .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Mitch De Vane)
Roger George .... pyrotechnician
Cleve Hall .... additional ghoulie operator
Kenneth J. Hall .... additional ghoulie operator (as Ken Hall)
Roger Kelton .... set special effects
John Vulich .... special effects makeup and ghoulies: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Rick Barker .... stunts
Linda Lee Franklin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Alvarado .... electrician
Danny Bilson .... second assistant camera
David Boyd .... first assistant camera
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Dennis Clark .... electrician
Stephen Crawford .... additional electrician
Jerry Day .... additional grip
Brian Dean .... additional grip
Rick Faigh .... additional electrician (as Rik Faigh)
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer
Kevin Galbraith .... electrician
Howard Herrington .... additional electrician (as H. Herrington)
Ray Maichen .... additional key grip
Ray Maichen .... best boy
Ron McCausland .... key grip
Tim McGinnis .... best boy gaffer (as Tim McGinnes)
Michael Molnar .... additional grip
Andrew Roach .... additional electrician
Michael Stocks .... grip
Wayne Stroud .... additional grip
Vance Trussell .... electrician
Michael Wilson .... additional assistant camera
Casting Department
Anthony Barnao .... assistant casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill M. Ohanneson .... costumer (as Jill Ohanneson)
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Holly Austin .... negative cutter
James Knight .... additional assistant editor
Thomas Meshelski .... assistant editor (as Tom Meshelski)
Lynda Rescia .... apprentice editor
Tom Scurry .... additional assistant editor
Juliet Avola .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Band .... composer: additional music
John Richards .... scoring engineer
Tom Villano .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeff Broadstreet .... set production assistant
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to executive producer (as Bennah Burton)
Sheri Callan .... assistant production accountant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Duane Dell'Amico .... security officer
Don Diers .... production assistant
Jim Drewry .... security officer
Vladimir Ferkelman .... production assistant
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... controller (as Cathy Mickel-Gibson)
Jeff Holder .... craft service
Richard Kocik .... office production assistant
Robert Lange .... production counsel
Frank Rehwaldt .... office production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharon Reynolds)
Jay Sedrish .... production accountant
Debra Spidell .... office production assistant
Aron Warner .... production coordinator
George Escalera .... craft service (uncredited)
Marion Gibbons .... special thanks: Hollywood Heritage Society
Crew verified as complete

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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (1986) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:18

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Jeffrey Combs auditioned for the role of Jonathan Graves.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Cameraman reflected in bookcase glass.See more »
Dick:They call me Dick, but you can call me... Dick.See more »
Movie Connections:
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Puppets with teeth, 2 September 2009
Author: ctomvelu1 from United States

A surprise hit in the horror film-drenched 1980s that spawned several sequels, GHOULIES was one ii a long line of puppet movies from the old Empire Pictures, the same folks who would soon bring us RE-ANIMATOR. In GHOULIES, a young man moves into an old mansion and before you know it, he is attempting to conjure up a bunch of hellish critters to do his bidding. Soon enough, he has them going after his enemies. The ghoulies themselves are hand puppets that look pretty ferocious for hand puppets. The conjurer, played by an insufferable actor named Peter Liapus, has been possessed by a dark spirit that resides in the old house. A little too much time is spent on the guy and his conjuring, but once the ghoulies get going, watch out! This comedy horror film stands out among many similar flicks from that era. It was obviously inspired by GREMLINS, but in the end it in no way resembles that now-forgotten classic. Worth a look if you can buy the idea of puppet monsters. PUPPETMASTER had the same theme and look, and was also an Empire Pictures job, if I am not mistaken.

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