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American Gothic (1988)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1988 (USA)
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On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.

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Complete credited cast:
Sarah Torgov ...
Cynthia
Terence Kelly ...
Psychiatrist (as Terry Kelly)
Mark Erickson ...
Jeff (as Mark Ericksen)
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Terri
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Rob
Fiona Hutchison ...
Lynn
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Paul
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Pa
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Ma
Janet Wright ...
Fanny
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Woody
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Teddy
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Storyline

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead. Written by alfiehitchie

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The family that slays together stays together.

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The poster art, and all related media were based on the famous painting by Grant Wood. See more »

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When Teddy and Woody douse Paul's body with gasoline, you can see him blink as this is happening. See more »

Quotes

Rob: [taking Terri under his arm] Okay, where do we sleep?
Pa: ...Just a second...you hitched?
Rob: Huh?
Pa: Hitched! Hitched! Hitched! Hitched! It means married, that's what it means!
Rob: Nope
Pa: Well then, where do you think you're going?
Rob: Goin' to bed, get our 40 winks.
Pa: No you're not. There will be no devil's play in this house...
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Featured in Svengoolie: American Gothic (1998) See more »

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Overdrive
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Music by 'Chris Blackwell'
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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great demented fun!
5 April 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie has a storyline that is truly bizarre, but that is what makes it so good. It shows us how strange, demented movies can still show us a good time. It is a greatly underrated movie. Those horrible B-movie fans, this is a must!


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