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20 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Killer to the left...Killer to the right...Stand up...Sit down...FRIGHT! FRIGHT! FRIGHT! See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Lori Lethin ... Callie Cassidy / Sarah Walker / Susan
Brendan Hughes ... Steven Blake

Alex Rocco ... Harry Sleerik

Scott Jacoby ... Josh Forbes
Andy Romano ... Principal Kastleman
Richard Brestoff ... Arthur Lyman Kastleman
Al Fann ... Amos
Pepper Martin ... Chief Deyner

Maureen McCormick ... Officer Tyler

Vince Edwards ... Richard Birnbaum

Philip McKeon ... Richard Farley
Panchito Gómez ... Choo Choo

Michael Eric Kramer ... Donny Porter
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Robbie Rice (as Marvin McIntyre)

George Clooney ... Oliver
Remy O'Neill ... Esther Molvania

Darcy DeMoss ... Sheri Haines
Cliff Emmich ... Dillon
Willie Etra ... Mangled Face / Hatchet Face (as Will Etra)

George Fisher ... Masked Figure
Dexter Hamlett ... Freddie
Joy Heston ... Becky
Frank Kniest ... Camera Assistant

John Mueller ... Jimmy
Alison Noble ... Jeanine
Kristi Somers ... Ginny McCall
Larry Spinak ... Peter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Gordey ... Punk Rocker Student (uncredited)
Curtis Kessinger ... Camera Crew (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Froehlich 
Writing credits
Bill Froehlich (written by) (as Bill Froelich) &
Mark Lisson (written by) and
Dana Escalante (written by) &
Greg H. Sims (written by)

Produced by
Joan Baribeault .... associate producer
Jason Hoffs .... associate producer
Mark Lisson .... producer
Greg H. Sims .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stacy Widelitz 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner 
Film Editing by
Nancy Forner 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
Production Design by
Greta Grigorian 
Costume Design by
Marcy Grace Froehlich 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup effects supervisor
Julie Fehl .... hair stylist
Lisa Rocco .... assistant makeup artist (as Lisa Doering)
Michael Spatola .... makeup artist
Douglas J. White .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Barin Kumar .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Whitney R. Hunter .... second assistant director
Frank Kniest .... second unit director
Tom Lowe .... third assistant director
Rachel Talalay .... first assistant director
Art Department
César Díez Álava .... propman
Batia Grafka .... property master
Batia Grafka .... set dresser
Steve Haberman .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Ron Curfman .... location sound mixer
William Fiege .... location sound mixer
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Anton Holden .... supervising sound editor
Jeff A. Johnson .... boom operator (as Jeff Johnson)
Charles Kelly .... boom operator
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Bill Mumford .... re-recording mixer
Shawn Murphy .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
Dennis Curcio .... special effects makeup crew: additional crew
Barry Demeter .... special effects makeup crew: first assistant
Derek DeVoe .... special effects makeup crew: additional crew (as Derrick Devoe)
John R. Fifer .... special effects makeup
Steve Frakes .... special effects makeup crew: foreman
Loren Soman .... special effects makeup crew: additional crew
Mello Alexandria .... stunts
George Cheung .... stunts
Albert Cutillo .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
George Fisher .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Pat McGroarty .... stunts
Diane Peterson .... stunts
Debby Porter .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Bernier .... still photographer
Levon Besnelian .... best boy
Dennis Bishop .... gaffer
Ed Giovanni .... first assistant camera
Bill Haas .... key grip
Terry Harkin .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Keslow .... second assistant camera
Michael Listorti .... best boy
Ted Marshall .... electrician
Billy Mears .... key grip
Tim Morton .... best boy electric
Mark Peterson .... electrician
Bill Pierson .... grip
Jim Strong .... grip (as James K. Strong)
Luke Wynne .... still photographer
Casting Department
Marguerite Cravatt .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rick Bross .... wardrobe supervisor
Terri Emilio .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Diane Jackson .... negative cutter
Michael Oleksinski .... associate editor
William Young .... assistant editor (as Bill Young)
Music Department
Barbara Pokras .... music editor
Other crew
Jennifer Collins .... production assistant
Debbie Diaz .... production coordinator
Greg Dickerson .... production assistant
Stewart Dixon .... production runner
Kelly Gleason .... production assistant
Tony Habeeb .... publicist
Gail Ho .... production accountant
Bruce Loeb .... set security
James Lowenthal .... production runner
James E. Marchwick .... craft service
Robert Mintz .... completion guarantor
Leslie Park .... script supervisor
Mark Perzely .... production assistant
Eric Poppen .... production runner
Rick Reynolds .... production assistant
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance (as Albert G. Rubin)
Alison Savitch .... production assistant
Allyson Schelu .... production secretary
Charles Smithe .... stand-in
Jacob Wellington .... production assistant
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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)

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George Clooney's movie debut.See more »
Factual errors: A trapdoor in the bottom of the sandbox large enough for a man to go through would quickly allow most of the sand to spill out, yet the sandbox remains full.See more »
[last lines]
Arthur Lyman Kastleman:Dad?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant surprise., 28 April 2003
Author: gridoon

This movie could serve as a wake-up call to all those who thought "Scream" was oh-so-stunningly-original. Witty lines like "Why does everyone always want to go to a dark basement without even a flashlight?", commenting on the oldest horror cliches, pop up here ten whole years before they became "fashionable". The film does have a very complex structure and adds one bizarre twist after another in the last 30 minutes, and ends up not making a whole lot of sense; in that respect, it reminded me of the funny 1976 whodunit-spoof "Murder By Death". And just like in that film, you'll be better off ignoring the plot and concentrating on the individual moments and scenes. There are some engaging performances (particularly by Lori Lethin and Alex Rocco as the producer - "write them a hopeful, life-affirming scene where they talk about love and children, and make sure it's set in the showers, so they can be naked!"), and in general the film offers much more creativity than you'd normally expect to find in this genre. (**1/2)

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