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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 »
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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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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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Linda Blair once stated in an interview with Fangoria magazine that the original title of the film wasn't as exploitive, and as associate producer, she could have sued to fight the change, but it would have ended up costing her more money than she got out of the whole project.See more »

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"Society won't accept ugliness"., 16 February 2013
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

What to make of it… tough one. At least you can say that it's rather an unpredictable ride. A REALLY unpredictable one. So many plot twists, changing plot themes and criss-crossing sub-genres made it unfocused and jarring… while also including its mean-spirited and unpleasant details. "Grotesque" is a low-budget shocker that's all round twisted and trashy entertainment with names like Guy Stockwell, Tab Hunter, Donna Wilkes, Robert Z'Dar and genre favourite Linda Blair (who also was co-producer) starring. Excluding Z'Dar… Hunter, Blair and Wilkes actually give solid performances, however there were some very over-the-top acting on show that provided some silly laughs. A group of punks led by a laughably off his head Brad Wilson take the cake, although the actors playing the local authorities (Charles Dierkop) fair no better with some ridiculous dialogues and interrogation skills. For most part it moves at a decent pace (but it does kind of hit a bump when the police hit the screen), holds an effective backwoods atmosphere and the serviceable direction delivers the cat-and-mouse suspense along with the grisly jolts. The make-up FX is cheap and tatty, but well pulled off move magic for its restrictions and is important to the story. The plot throws in everything but the kitchen sink, but while misguided and daft it mainly plays it on a serious note although it does a good job catching you off guard and the amount times it does that it goes on to feel like a little in-joke. Now the off-the-wall ending you could say probably took it one step too far, but never does it feel out of place because of what has gone before it. A clunky, but eccentric B-movie.

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