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The owner of a lakeside resort murders a transvestite. Fifteen years later, a spirit comes back and starts killing honeymoon couples. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jimmy Williams ... Lloyd (as Jim Williams)
Jean Levine ... Kris

John Henry Richardson ... Ron (as Jay Richardson)
Roxanna Michaels ... Lynda

Scott Kaske ... Jackie
Captain Mike ... Minister
Rebecca Barrington ... Blanche
Michael Springer ... Bull
Ron Preston ... Roger
Michelle Mania ... Sabina (as Michelle Smith)

Doug Jones ... Tim
Renee Way ... Brenda (as Rene Way)
Jean Lowry ... Marilyn
Dick Crawford ... Mathew
Charla Driver ... Maid
Jerry Marble ... Detective 1
Al Troop ... Detective 2
Michele Burger ... Bikini girl (as Michelle Burger)

Directed by
Joseph Merhi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean Dash 
Laurel Fest  supervisor
Joseph Merhi 

Produced by
Ronald L. Gilchrist .... executive producer
Joseph Merhi .... producer
Richard Pepin .... producer
Michele Tondo .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Gonzalez 
Cinematography by
Richard Pepin 
Film Editing by
Paul G. Volk 
Makeup Department
Damon Charles .... makeup consultant
Damon Charles .... special makeup effects artist
Frank Romero .... makeup artist
Bill Takakuwa .... assistant makeup artist
Donna Takakuwa .... assistant makeup artist
Judy Yonemoto .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Charla Driver .... production manager
Richard Pepin .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Mike Hall .... sound mixer
Gilbert Salas .... boom operator
Ron Preston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Coccetti .... gaffer
Monique Descent .... photographer
Christopher Faloona .... best boy (as Chris Faloona)
Derek Scott .... associate director of photography
Editorial Department
Mick Kollins .... on-line editor
Other crew
Pinkie Bellemore .... production secretary
Willie Cortez .... production staff
Milad Shammas .... production staff
Angie Tondo .... craft service

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USA:77 min

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Just when you thought it was safe to be on your honeymoon....., 28 December 2005
Author: Cam Holmes from Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia

Ham and cheese.

Two thoughts of this film when I was watching this.

The ham represents the acting of the actors in this low budget gore-fest, as they ham it up.

The cheese is the plot of this film, mainly swiss and full of holes.

The film opens with a person driving down a road, and the car radio is playing facts from that year. The driver pulls up at a hotel and the hotel clerk falls for the person and finds out she was a he, which leads to the demise of the drag queen, any more than three beers and you would have thought Jackie was a lady, not a guy in a wig, make up and high heels.

When the spirit of the dead drag queen comes back at the hotel clerk's wedding fifteen years later, he is shocked to see he/she and then the body count continues to clock up.

The gore scenes are pretty simple, somewhat borrowed from Friday the 13th films. As the film progresses, you can pretty much guess who is going to die.

I found this film for sale on ebay and watched it on VHS. Interestengly enough, the trailer was featured on another video I saw and the trailer was good, which grabbed my attention.

Laughable yet easy going film.

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