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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
Jay Richardson ... Ron
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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Total garbage., 7 November 2003
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Joseph Merhi's "The Newlydeads" is a textbook example of late 80's slasher.The spirit of a dead drag queen kills honeymoon couples at the lakeside resort where he was murdered.This film is so horrendously bad that it truly has to be seen to be believed.The acting is awful,the suspense is non-existent and there is plenty of cheesy gore.The character of drunken preacher is hilarious.This is the sort of movie that keeps you thinking that they must have intended it to be bad-this couldn't be some sort of accidental mistake.Avoid this one like the plague.2 out of 10.

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