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A man suspects his wife of adultery and goes on a killing spree, eliminating all he believes are sleeping with her, but his victims don't stay dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Asbestos Felt ... Tom Russo
Courtney Lercara ... Leeza Russo
Raymond Carbone ... Ben Seltzer
Bruce Paquette ... Delivery Man

Joel D. Wynkoop ... TV Repairman
Kieran Turner ... Lawn Man
Alan Brown ... Electrician
Rachel Rutz ... Angel
Cloe Pavel ... Mrs. Palmer
Mel Pitler ... Dan O'Neal
Dwayne Willis ... Charred Zombie

Tracy Drolet ... Secretary
Al Nicolosi ... Mr. Jerkins
Vince Miranda ... Stewmaster
Tim Ritter ... Cab Driver
Richard Lustig ... Person At Bar
Darlene Nowocien ... Person At Bar
Paul Merkel Jr. ... Person At Bar
Alice Penner ... Person At Bar
Christina De Tequesta ... Dog

Directed by
Tim Ritter 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Tim Ritter 

Produced by
Al Nicolosi .... producer
Gordon Ritter .... associate producer
Tim Ritter .... executive producer
Joel D. Wynkoop .... producer
 
Original Music by
Perry Monroe 
 
Cinematography by
Mark L. Pederson  (as Mark Pederson)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Williams  (as Bob Williams)
 
Makeup Department
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects
Mark L. Pederson .... makeup artist (as Mark Pederson)
Mark L. Pederson .... special makeup effects (as Mark Pederson)
 
Production Management
Tim Ritter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Miranda .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Allen .... property master
Sarah Clemens .... art work
Richard Ebbing .... art work
 
Sound Department
Jeff Allen .... boom operator
Perry Monroe .... sound effects
M. Scott Theede .... location sound recordist
Robert Williams .... sound mixer
R.M. Hoopes .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Browngardt .... special effects assistant
Paul Browning .... special effects assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Garrison .... additional cinematographer
Pat Garrison .... lighting
Mike Giachinno .... additional cinematographer
Mike Giachinno .... lighting
Douglas E. Kulp .... still photographer
Vanna Slate .... clapper
 
Casting Department
Donald Farmer .... casting assistant
Al Nicolosi .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Ritter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Mike Col Grove .... musician: percussion
Ray H. Counasse .... music supervisor
Benny Day .... musician: saxophone
Perry Monroe .... composer: theme music
Perry Monroe .... lead vocals
Perry Monroe .... musician
Louise G. Muranko .... music production coordinator
T.R. Violette .... music mixer
T.R. Violette .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Jeff Allen .... production office coordinator
Alan Brown .... titles
D.T. Brown .... continuity
Brad Friedkin .... production assistant
Greg Kenney .... titles
Susan Mann .... titles
Al Nicolosi .... location manager
Wendy Ritter .... dog trainer
Neil Singh .... production assistant
Vanna Slate .... script supervisor
Jamie Wenhold .... production assistant
Joel D. Wynkoop .... choreographer: karate
 
Thanks
Scott Albertim .... special thanks
John Ciliento .... the producers wish to thank
Mike Col Grove .... special thanks
Ken Cooksie .... the producers wish to thank
Frank D'Amico .... the producers wish to thank
Benny Day .... special thanks
Darlene Dayle .... the producers wish to thank
Donald Farmer .... the producers wish to thank
Owen Gassaway .... the producers wish to thank
John Guadagno .... special thanks (as John Quadagno)
Ed Jablonowski .... the producers wish to thank
JoAnn LaBounty .... special thanks
Jay Logue .... the producers wish to thank
Roberta McElroy .... the producers wish to thank
Debbie Nicolosi .... the producers wish to thank
Karl Prentiss .... the producers wish to thank
Lorna Jeanne Spring .... the producers wish to thank
Benny Stringer .... the producers wish to thank
Carmel Wascom .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Also Known As:
"I Will Dance on Your Grave: Killing Spree" - USA (DVD title)
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88 min
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Tom Russo:Get out of my house right now before I throw you out, you big ass!See more »
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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978)See more »
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
80s Camp Film... My Goodness, Not What I Expected, 4 December 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A man who works for a local airline gets a pay cut, but refuses to let his wife get a job. After working long hours, he stumbles upon her diary where he finds tales of her sexual exploits with the man's best friend and various others. Rather than confront his wife, the man snaps and seeks his revenge on each of the men. But they don't stay dead easily.

You're seeing my high score and I know you're wondering why I rated it so high. The film, admittedly, is critically awful, but great by camp standards. We have a psychotic looking husband (played by Asbestos Felt, which is a great name). We have creative use of household appliances. The sound quality is rather poor in some areas, the video quality is very, very poor. But I think this film achieved what it set out to achieve -- a good, fun little flick with some blood.

And I have to say it had a great plot. Sure, it's pretty simple and towards the end it really doesn't make much sense. But the basic idea and the twist are very good (hints are dropped for the twist, but even with the back of the box giving me yet another hint I didn't see it coming and really enjoyed the creative turn). You might have to suspend your disbelief for a while when you start wondering why the police aren't looking for all these dead men, but this is horror -- we don't need to worry about the details.

There's good gore, but not what the cover says. Charles Balun says it is "a 9 on the Gore Score (with) several pleasingly repellent splatter sequences." This is an exaggeration. I'd give it more like a 6, or a 7 if I was being generous. It's really not very gory through most of the film, with even a severed head scene being more silly than anything. The only really great scene is one with a chainsaw. I had high hopes for the lawn mower scene (see "Dead Alive") but it really didn't amount to much. So, it does have some pleasant gore, but I've seen much better.

Not being familiar with the other films from Tim Ritter, I can't make a full analysis of this film compared to his other works. But I will say this one is quite enjoyable, and the DVD is a steal when you see what is available for extras -- two commentaries (which I have yet to listen to) and a full-length documentary on Ritter's filming techniques. It's not Steven Spielberg, but if you're looking to make some low-budget horror (and after seeing enough films, you probably are) this is a great tutorial on how to really get the best looks from the least cash.

This film is is not for those who want Hollywood actors, great music or special effects or quality sound and picture. It's poor in all these areas, and the documentary is even of lower quality if you can believe that. But if that poor quality makes you think this is right up your alley, it probably is. While I didn't get quite the film I expected (I thought it would be more like "Hobo With a Shotgun") I certainly came away with a feeling of warmth in my gullet.

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