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David Schmoeller (story)
Duke Sandefur (writer)
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Release Date:
11 November 1988 (USA) See more »
The good. The bad. The Satanic.
A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Franc Luz ... Langley

Catherine Hickland ... Kate
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Devlin

Penelope Windust ... Grace

Bruce Glover ... Dealer

Zitto Kazann ... Blacksmith
Blake Conway ... Harper
Laura Schaefer ... Etta

Michael Alldredge ... Bubba
Ken Kolb ... Ned
Will Hannah ... Billy
Henry Kendrick ... Weasel (as Henry Max Kendrick)
James Oscar Lee ... Jake
Charles Robert Harden ... Tomas
Edward Gabel ... Cletus
Jackson Fisher ... Piano Keys
Julie Kausler ... Etta's Photo Double

Directed by
Richard McCarthy  (as Richard Governor)
Mac Ahlberg (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Duke Sandefur  writer
David Schmoeller  story

Produced by
Charles Band .... executive producer
J. Larry Carroll .... producer
Timothy D. Tennant .... executive producer
Original Music by
Harvey Cohen  (as Harvey R. Cohen)
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
Film Editing by
King Wilder 
Production Design by
Don De Fina 
Costume Design by
Claire Joseph 
Makeup Department
Scott Coulter .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Becker .... second assistant director
Lamar Card .... second unit director
Art Department
Scotty H. .... art illustrator
Larry D. Koszakovszky .... scenic
J.J. May .... props
Sound Department
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Special Effects by
John Carl Buechler .... designer/supervisor: M.M.I. Inc.
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup effects artist
Scott Coulter .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Scott Coulter .... makeup artist: M.M.I. Inc.
John Criswell .... animatronics: M.M.I. Inc.
John Criswell .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Michael Deak .... location supervisor: M.M.I. Inc.
Jeffrey S. Farley .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
John Foster .... production manager: M.M.I. Inc.
Greg Johnson .... effects rigger: M.M.I. Inc.
Greg Johnson .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Andrew Kenworthy .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Tom Lauten .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Roger McCoin .... effects rigger: M.M.I. Inc.
Jennifer McManus .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Heidi Snyder .... fabrication crew: M.M.I. Inc.
Eddie Surkin .... special effects
Ron Althoff .... stunt man
Marty Caldwell .... stunt paramedic
Robert Cota .... stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Rodd Wolff .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Braun .... camera loader
Thomas Browne .... best boy grip
Mark Davison .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production
David Strand .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Richard Band .... stock music
Jonathan Bogner .... music supervisor
Scott Laster .... music editor
Fuzzbee Morse .... music licensing
Paul Sabu .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Gary W. Shaw .... transportation captain
Other crew
Gina Genova .... production coordinator
Julie Kausler .... photo double: Laura Schaefer
Mike Rom .... production assistant
Chris Swinney .... set mechanic

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut version)

Did You Know?

David Schmoeller was originally set to direct.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Towards the beginning of the film, when Langley kneels down and picks up a handful of sand, you can clearly see the reflection of camera equipment in his sunglasses.See more »
Dealer:Time is all we got in Cruz Del Diablo. Your future will wait 'til you get there. It's the past you can't do anything about.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Night Shadows (1984)See more »
I am The HuntedSee more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
There's something special about this movie!!, 10 May 2000
Author: dls-3 from Toronto, Canada

I remember seeing this movie on a tape with three other movies. A friend of mind had loaned me the tape for the weekend and I kept it for another week or so because I kept watching over and over and over this movie Ghost Town. It dragged me in so deep, I felt there was a personal message for me that I had to get before I could return the video to my friend.

As you know it is a very interesting film that hops back and forth from present day to the eerie past when Devlin and his cronies ruled supreme in this town. It was of course up to our present day sheriff Langley to first of all rescue the lovely heroine and then in order to return to the present day, he had to kill Devlin.

I think one of the great things about this movie was the characters. I feel that whoever chose the characters in this movie did a fantastic job because each of the actors and actresses were quite believable in their roles--no plastic acting.

Maybe that was the thing that kept me watching that movie 12 times or more during the week I had borrowed my friend's video--the 'believability' of the film thanks to the great acting throughout.

Very worthwhile watching!!!

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