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1 November 1985 (USA) See more »
Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Good clean flick for Halloween. See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lee Montgomery ... Phil Grenville

Shari Belafonte ... Melissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)

LeVar Burton ... Vinnie Davis

Peter DeLuise ... Mitch Crandall

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Mary Masterson
Jonna Lee ... Sandy Matthews

Jonelle Allen ... Lucinda Cavender

Kevin McCarthy ... Judge Crandall

Cindy Morgan ... Vicky Jensen

Dick Van Patten ... Martin Grenville

Mark Blankfield ... The Ghoul
Hank Garrett ... Sgt. Thompson
Sheila Larken ... Janet Greenville

Dennis Redfield ... Lester Mitchell

Kurtwood Smith ... Captain Warren Jensen

Wolfman Jack ... Radio D.J. (voice)
Bill DeLand ... Man in Police Station

Joe Gieb ... Elf

Vachik Mangassarian ... Opera Singer
Mickey Morton ... Vernon Nestor
Laura Owens ... Mother
Adam Myman ... Son
Jennifer Shockey ... Tammy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rebecca Both ... Beehive Dancer / Halloween Party (uncredited)

Macaulay Culkin ... Halloween Kid (uncredited)
Tony Henderson ... Paperboy (uncredited)
Oliver Holler ... Zombie (uncredited)

Ted King ... Death (uncredited)

Larry Ludwig ... Milkman (uncredited)
Scott L. Treger ... Frankenstein Rick (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Bender 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Bleich  (as Bill Bleich)

Produced by
Jill Mullikin-Bates .... producer
Sharon Sawyer .... executive producer (as Sharon L. Sawyer)
Ervin Zavada .... producer
Original Music by
Brad Fiedel 
Philip Giffin 
Cinematography by
Rexford L. Metz 
Film Editing by
David A. Simmons 
Production Design by
Charles L. Hughes 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Haley 
Costume Design by
Ron Heilman 
Makeup Department
Silvia Abascal .... key hair stylist
Jeff Dawn .... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist
Mike Smithson .... fabrication
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hal Klein .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Cohen .... assistant director
Fred Gerber .... first assistant director
Maggie Parker .... second assistant director
Art Department
William Cruse .... set designer
Frank Irving .... property master
Stephen Storer .... set designer
Van C. Unger .... construction foreman
Sound Department
Martin Raymond Bolger .... sound (as Martin R. Bolger)
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Thomas R. Burman .... special effects makeup
Jack Monroe .... special effects
Larry Odien .... special mechanical effects assistant
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator
Jack Johnson .... key grip
Lee Redmond .... assistant camera
Ken Spencer .... gaffer (as Kenneth L. Spencer)
Ron Veto .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Susan Glicksman .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Flores .... costumes supervisor
John S. Perry .... key costumer
Julie Weiss .... costume consultant
Llandys Williams .... costumes supervisor
Music Department
Tom Bocci .... music supervisor
Al Bunetta .... music supervisor
Dan Einstein .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Edward Baken .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Don Garrison .... location manager
Myrna Gawryn .... choreographer
Roshani Engineer Nash .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Ted King's TV debut.See more »
Continuity: When Melissa is playing a game of Hangman with Mary on the high school blackboard, the two Ns on "Ghouls just want to have fun" are already filled out. When Mary loses the game and Melissa fills in the missing letters, she fills in the N on "want", despite the fact that both Ns were previously filled in and that the N in "fun" is still filled in.See more »
Melissa Cavender:So what do you think? Red... or white?
Lucinda Cavender:Red. Deffinatly Red.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good clean flick for Halloween., 29 September 2001
Author: Jason ( from Elkhart, Indiana

Being an avid fan of horror movies both clean and strong in content, I would have to say this is probably my favorite clean horror movie. Some mild death scenes, some small sexual situations but no nudity whatsoever, mostly clean language. I highly advise this movie for any school related halloween party all except the really young ones like kindergarten through 3rd grade and I say this because the movie co-starts Levar Burton and most kids will recognize him from "The Reading Rainbow". Thats the only negative I warn about this movie. Other than that, it is good clean fun. Excellent story. And definently a must see for any Halloween fan for it has monsters galore(think a softer version of Waxwork.

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