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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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Sick-minded mayhem made me wince... See more (23 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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Trivia:
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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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Sick-minded mayhem made me wince..., 15 January 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Linda Blair is a professional, capable actress who pretty much livens up every film she chooses to co-star in (yes, even "Roller Boogie"). As for "Grotesque", well... Rarely have I seen such a sick, twisted piece of sludge. At her parents' mountain abode, Linda and family are attacked by a gang of punks so disgusting they'd give Sid Vicious the shakes! After watching her mother and best friend dragged off to their deaths and seeing her father beaten to death with a log, Linda escapes into the snow wearing pajamas. I almost gave up on "Grotesque" right here. What kept me watching? The identity of the mutant in the basement? The "F/X"-styled subplot about the dad being a Hollywood make-up man? No, it was Linda herself, keeping her dignity throughout all this grotesque-ness. It's a horrible, wretched movie--and I was surprised to learn that Blair served as co-producer! However, it IS somewhat better than "Savage Island". NO STARS from ****

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