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Director:
Writers:
Joe Tornatore (original characters and concept)
Mikel Angel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 September 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There is a fate worse than death.
Plot:
A gang of crazed punkers breaks into a family's vacation home in the mountains and slaughters the entire family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wasted potential See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Linda Blair ... Lisa

Tab Hunter ... Rod

Donna Wilkes ... Kathy
Brad Wilson ... Scratch
Nels Van Patten ... Gibbs (also as Nells Van Patton) (as Nels Van Patton)
Sharon Hughes ... Donna
Michelle Bensoussan ... Shelly
Guy Stockwell ... Orville Kruger
Charles Dierkop ... Matson
Chuck Morrell ... Jim Fulton
Lincoln Tate ... Blane
Luana Patten ... Old Lady

Robert Z'Dar ... Eric

Billy Frank ... Ear Box
Bunky Jones ... Belle (as Bunki Z)
Robert Apisa ... Patrick (as Bob Apiza)
Alva Megowan ... Malinda
John F. Goff ... Producer (as John Goff)
Mikel Angel ... Writer
Ray Sterling ... Pete
Tracy Hutchinson ... Sandy
Eddy Donno ... Director (as Eddie Donno)
Donald Tornatore ... Ghoul (as Don Tornatore)
Jeff Richard ... Wolf Mann
Stacey Alden ... Young Lady (as Stacy Alden)
Chuck Foster ... Hunter
Bob Leon ... Doctor
Holly Morrell ... Receptionist
Tammy Foster ... Little Girl #1
Kelly Looney ... Little Girl #2
Joe Tornatore ... Charlie
Mike Lane ... Frank N. Stien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Zoller ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Tornatore 
 
Writing credits
Joe Tornatore (original characters and concept)

Mikel Angel (screenplay)

Produced by
Linda Blair .... associate producer
Mike Lane .... producer
Chuck Morrell .... producer
Maurice Smith .... executive producer
Ray Sterling .... executive producer
Lincoln Tate .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Cookerly 
William Loose  (as Bill Loose)
 
Cinematography by
Billy Dickson (director of photography) (as Bill Dickson)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Nielsen 
 
Art Direction by
Richard N. McGuire  (as Richard McGuire)
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Amos 
 
Makeup Department
John Naulin .... special makeup effects artist
Shayna Naulin .... assistant special effects makeup
Jackie Saldana .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Wolfe .... key makeup artist (as Barbara Wolf)
 
Production Management
Sanford Hampton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Donno .... first assistant director (as Eddie Donno)
 
Art Department
Danny Martin .... set dresser
Robert Zoller .... prop master
 
Sound Department
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer
Cameron Hamza .... boom operator
Joel Racheff .... cable man
Cathy McKelvey .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Frank McKelvey .... sound editor (uncredited)
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunt coordinator (as Eddie Donno)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... key grip
Stephen Collins .... camera operator: additional photography
Stephen Collins .... first assistant camera
Michael Conner .... second assistant camera
Richard Crompton .... electrical best boy (as Chard Crompton)
Marcus 'Roo' Flower .... electrician (as Marcus Flower)
Chris Morley .... gaffer
Bill Robbins .... utility grip
Javan Schaller .... set photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim McClellan .... key wardrobe
Laurie Sullivan .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Chet Lewis .... assistant editor
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Dean Cramer .... production secretary
Ramon N. D'Onofrio .... financial services: United Atlantic Investment
George 'Buck' Flower .... pre-production coordinator (as Buck Flower)
Chuck Foster .... location manager
Nancy Karlin .... script supervisor (as Nancy Carlin)
Armand Szulc .... financial planner
Bitsie Topper .... location manager
 

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89 min
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Luana Patten's last film.See more »

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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Wasted potential, 28 January 2006
Author: Tikkin from United Kingdom

I think other reviewers have been a little harsh on this film. OK so the whole "movie-within-a-movie" aspect did ruin it, but if you can overlook that you can see what could have been an effective little horror flick. The storyline is basic, but that is what makes it so good. A group of punks (that reminded me of the crazy guys in Last House On The Left) go looking for money from a retired film effects maker. They murder him, and other members of the family. But the tables are turned when they find a deformed "thing" in the house (who reminds me of Leatherface) who chases and kills them. The "thing" chases them out into the forest and snow. Sounds simple but it works very well. People will complain that there was no gore in the movie - to me this was one of those movies that didn't need gore.

Everything starts to fall apart when the "thing" is killed and the remaining two punks are taken to the police for questioning. What follows is boring dialogue in the police station. After that we get an explanation of what the "thing" was and why the murdered guy was raising him. After that...well...I won't spoil it. What follows is stupid and pathetic and completely ruins what could have been a neat little film.

Overall I would say that this is one of those films that failed to reach its potential, and I hate it when that happens! I would urge people to see it as it does have "something" about it, but remember that there is a stupid ending and boring dialogue at the end. In fact I think it would've been better if they'd ended the film as soon as the "thing" was shot dead, so perhaps that would be the best place to stop watching.

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