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American Gothic (1988)

 -  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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Sarah Torgov ...
Cynthia
Terence Kelly ...
Psychiatrist (as Terry Kelly)
Mark Erickson ...
Jeff (as Mark Ericksen)
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Terri
Mark Lindsay Chapman ...
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Fiona Hutchison ...
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Cynthia hits Fanny in the head with the bathtub the bottom separates. After a few shots, the bottom is whole. See more »

Quotes

Ma: Don't you want to join the clean plate club?
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References Little Annie Rooney (1925) See more »

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Prohibition Rag
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Music by Jack Trombey
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Good campy horror movie
4 April 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

Good campy horror movie that has 3 couples going for a little vacation and getting stuck on an island. They take shelter at an old couple's house whose "kids" are at least in their fifties. Soon one by one the couples get killed except for one lucky one who has a few little surprises of her own. Surprisingly good, with good campy acting by all. "Give me my baby Fanny!" Recommended


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