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

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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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
Marion Gibbons .... special thanks: Hollywood Heritage Society
 
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81 min
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Mariska Hargitay's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Grizzel is shown holding the goblet before Jonathan sets it down for them to drink from it.See more »
Quotes:
[Mike falls over while trying to breakdance]
Mike:I think I broke my head.
Eddie:[standing over Mike] Oh, thank God. I thought that you actually hurt yourself.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in "Svengoolie: Ghoulies" (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dancing With A MonsterSee more »

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Bland 80s cheesefest, 25 August 2015
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

Having inherited a new house, a couple decide to throw a party inviting friends to celebrate the occasion but upon learning of the release of a swarm of demonic beings try to find a way of dealing with the deadly creatures.

Overall this one was a decent if heavily cheesy 80s creature feature. Among its best, and worst, qualities here is that ever-present cheese on display which coincides with the whole atmosphere and appearance of the creatures, the house and the incredibly obvious attitudes here showcasing the eras quite well, yet also making it really hard to take the action seriously in here because these make the film quite goofy against the serious subject matter. No matter how badly they try otherwise, the creature nothing more than puppets, which never really convinces all too often yet makes this so fun here by making the attacks quite enjoyable and cheesy. That carries into this one with some incredibly fun moments from the creatures starting with the resurrection in the basement during the glorious Satanic rituals, the continuous disappearing clown doll around the house and fine graveyard sequence where they interact with the guests in some thrilling scenes here to take advantage of the great warped, cuddly look of the creatures. While this is quite fun and full of cheesy charms, there's still a few other flaws here in this one. The other big flaw beyond the cheese is the rather short length of this, never really getting a chance to have the creatures themselves involved much in the film as it spends a large portion of time with them wandering around the house, which takes up a lot of time that could've been used for the creatures. This also manages to hold off the later half here where, once out and about in the story, are pretty much rendered an afterthought in their own movies all due to the short length and diversions away from the central figures. This is really the biggest issue at work against the film outright, even though the film's cheese is another big factor here to overcome with the goofy look and atmosphere being something to get over. These are the film's good points.

Rated PG-13: Violence, Language and a mild Sex Scene.

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