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The last day of the year...or the last day of your life
Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them... | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Suzy Aitchison ... Lesley
Nikki Brooks ... Janet
Colin Heywood ... Spud
Mark Powley ... Rick
Catherine Roman ... Carol
Julian Ronnie ... Tom
Steve Emerson ... Dad

Steve Wilsher ... Ace
Jon Glentoran ... The Bear
Val Graham ... Housemaid
David Lyn ... Interviewer
Rory H. MacLean ... 1st Expert
Nick Dowsett ... 2nd Expert
Steve Edison ... Film Invader
Roy Hill ... Flying Cadillacs
Chas Cronk ... Cry No More band member
Tony Fernandez ... Cry No More band member
Jenny Bayliss ... Madame Zelda
Ian May ... Pilot
Paul Barrett ... Table Monster
Victoria Smith ... Snowball Girl

Directed by
Norman J. Warren 
Writing credits
Frazer Pearce (screenplay)

Frazer Pearce (written by) and
Hayden Pearce (written by) &
Norman J. Warren (written by)

Produced by
Maxine Julius .... executive producer
Andy Ordonez .... assistant producer
Hayden Pearce .... producer
Original Music by
Nick Magnus 
Cinematography by
John Shann 
Film Editing by
Carl Thomson 
Production Design by
Hayden Pearce 
Costume Design by
Katie Pegg 
Makeup Department
Jane Bevan .... makeup designer
Irene Ranger .... makeup assistant
Ros Wilkins .... makeup artist
Production Management
Quenton Annis .... production manager (as Quenton D. Annis)
Kevin Nelson .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Annis .... assistant director
Robert Champion .... assistant director
John Howard Davies .... assistant director (as John Davies)
Tara Fernando .... assistant director
Art Department
Hugh Haley .... stagehand
Huw Jones .... props
Lynden Lewis .... construction manager
Frazer Pearce .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Badger .... boom operator (as Dave Badger)
Henry Dobson .... dubbing mixer
Daryl Jordan .... dubbing editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Doug E. Turner .... sound recordist (as Doug Turner)
Special Effects by
Phil Rawsthorne .... special effects model maker
David Williams .... special effects supervisor
Steve Emerson .... stunt coordinator
Steve Wilsher .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Les Bosher .... focus puller
Nuala Campbell .... gaffer
Hugh Haley .... rigger
George Johns .... clapper loader
Martin Jones .... grip
Gary Willis .... electrician
Frazer Wood .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Curran .... wardrobe assistant
Sue Rawsthorne .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Marion Waldorf .... assistant editor
Other crew
Wendy Annis .... secretary to producer
Eric Bidgood .... production coordinator
Andrew Jefferson .... production runner
Sheila Johnson .... continuity

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USA:90 min
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Killer nets, carnival rides, 80's guitar playing ghosts!, 29 July 2002
Author: ethylester from Michigan

First of all, I love killer nets, no matter how many times I see them do their magic. I never quite understood the danger of nets, but I guess they can attack you and trap you for a really long time if you're not careful.

Anyway, this movie was actually a little suspenseful but kind of lame, too. British horror movies always have this way about them. They're scary/suspenseful, but they never have that campy, cool, strange element that say, Italian horror movies have.

This movie has some cool ideas, and I always like it when a horror movie has invisible ghosts. for some reason it just seems scarier than a drooling monster that comes through the floors at you.

Also, what is with late 80's movies always having some element from the 50's there? These people who are shipwrecked, take off their wet clothes (no nudity) and put on some 50's clothes that they just found, and wear them for the rest of the movie. But when one guy goes into an auditorium and experiences ghosts playing music, they're like Elvis Costello and his buddies. REALLY BAD.

And why was the guy that jumps out of the film strip wearing an Arabic head cover? And why was the pilot ghost wearing something out of medieval days? Like he was in Willow or something. These people are stuck in a time warp, but what time is it? SUpposedly 1959, but then I wonder what culture the time warp is from and if it's always supposed to be 1959??? And why is it that the American girl is the only survivor amongst all the Brits? That's weird. And how in the world to the carnies find these people on this island, and why don't the ghosts try to kill the carnies, too? and I never understood why the carnies and the kids ever clashed in the first place?? It's really confusing as to WHY that came about.

The characters in this movie are incredibly boring and they never make the right facial expressions. They also never make the right moves. They don't seem to freak out when their friend turns into a zombie or a guy jumps out of a film strip and kills somebody right in front of them. They don't seem to care that they keep seeing other people in mirror reflections or that they see ghosts playing music that blatently disappear in front of them. They're just like, "well, that's weird... anyway! Let's hang out." So yeah, it's a lame movie. I wouldn't watch it if I were you.

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