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Mark Frost (original screenplay) and
Daniel F. Bacaner (original screenplay) ...
Release Date:
23 October 1987 (USA) See more »
There's no place left to hide.
Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she and her boyfriend-psychiatrist move into the old house that is haunted by the ghost of a slave owner. | Add synopsis »
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Andrew Stevens ... David Young

Mary Page Keller ... Kate Christopher

David Ramsey ... George Masterson
Josh Segal ... Jason
Bill Hindman ... Dr. Ben Brightman (as William M. Hindman)
Jackie Davis ... Detective Whitcomb (as Jakie Davis)
Nicole Fortier ... Elizabeth Masterson
Brian Smith ... Director
Tony Shepherd ... Wally
Tom Kouchalakos ... Michael Murphy
Jennifer Hingel ... Jennifer
Richard Jason ... Elizabeth's Son
Pete Conrad ... Short Man
Carol Gun ... Sherry
Ellen Simmons ... Claire
Chris Gilbert ... Mover
Dee Dee Deering
Denis Hartigan
Patricia Rainier
Artie Malesci
Donald Duke

Andra Dalto
Clarence Thomas
Cortney Brown
Irving Jones

Jay Amor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack McDermott ... Police Lt. (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Friedman 
Writing credits
Mark Frost (original screenplay) and
Daniel F. Bacaner (original screenplay) and
Richard Friedman (original screenplay)

Produced by
Daniel F. Bacaner .... producer
Charles S. Carroll .... associate producer
Original Music by
The Barber Brothers 
Cinematography by
Yuri Denysenko 
Film Editing by
Nick Stagliano  (as Nick Gerard Stagliano)
Casting by
Julie Hughes 
Barry Moss 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas  (as Wynn P. Thomas)
Costume Design by
Beverly Safier 
Makeup Department
Barry Anderson .... assistant special effects makeup artist
Tyler Smith .... special effects makeup creator (as Tyler K. Smith)
Production Management
Mel Kiser .... unit manager
Siu-King Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annie Loeffler .... second assistant director (as Anne Loeffler)
David Tripet .... assistant director: second unit
Katarina Wittich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Suzi Margolin .... property master
David-Michael Petragnani .... assistant property master
Anthony Stabley .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joe Foglia .... sound mixer
Michael Lang .... sound editor
Thomas R. Rondinella .... supervising sound editor
Artie Malesci .... stunt coordinator
Editorial Department
Thomas R. Rondinella .... assistant editor
Music Department
The Barber Brothers .... score produced by
Other crew
Philip Hoelcher .... pigeon wrangler (as Phil Hoelcher)
Michael King .... assistant location manager
Mel Kiser .... location manager
Melanie Muroff .... production office coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Masterson Curse" - New Zealand (English title) (video title)
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83 min
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Revealing mistakes: The workman's eyes clearly move after he is dead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989)See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
What's that smell?, 20 August 2002
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

Could it be the workman, hanging undiscovered outside a boy's screenless window? He hangs there by his neck for days, perhaps weeks without being found, despite being in clear view from the outside, despite being less than a foot away from the boy's window; shouldn't there be flies? shouldn't the smell be intense?

But no, as you might suspect, it is this movie that stinks - stinks real bad. Whether its Andrew Stevens typical performance as...Andrew Stevens, or the Comic Relief Cop, or the Negroid (!) Slaveowner Werebeast, or the Giant Kitsch Indian Head Lamp, or, or, or...oh man, it's too bad to go on.

Miss it, unless you want to kill some time, and have a few (not many) laughs or groans at this painful wreck.

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