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Director:
Writers:
Ed Kelleher (written by) and
Harriette Vidal (written by)
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Release Date:
11 March 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Cathy's not scared. She should be... she's one of them!
Plot:
A woman is haunted by flashbacks of her dead mother and visions of dead people floating. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The premise kept me going, but this film lurked at a slow pace See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Christine Moore ... Cathy
Gary Warner ... Bob
Marina Taylor ... Monica
Roy MacArthur ... Desmond
Peter Oliver-Norman ... Steve
Nancy Groff ... Rita
Tom Billett ... Leo 'The Hammer' (as Thomas Billett)

C.K. Steefel ... Sally (as Carissa Channing)
Dana Nardelli ... Young Cathy
Lauren Ruane ... Ghost Child
C.C. Banks ... Agnes

Gil Newsom ... Phil
Eva Baumann ... Guardian Angel
Ruth Collins ... Jane - Model
Annie Grindlay ... Lulu - Model (as Anne Grindlay)
Gregory Sullivan ... Lurker 1
Timothy Rule ... Lurker 2
Jeanette Smith ... Lurker 3
Steve Villalobos ... Lurker 4
Lynne Nonnenmacher ... Lurker 5
Bonnie Sterner ... Lurker 6
Jeffrey Wallach ... Salesman
Wayne Burcham ... John - Cathy's father
Jodi Armstrong ... Cathy's Friend
Walter E. Sear ... Engineer (as Walter Sear)
William Titus ... Asst. Engineer
Elka Shapiro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Dayna Shapiro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Janeen Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Danielle Leonard ... Jump-Rope Girl
Tara Lyn Catanzaro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Deanna Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Christina Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Florence Galperin ... Woman in Menage
Shana Seer Gaskill ... Musician
Ric Frank ... Musician
Moira Tobey ... Musician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob Anderson ... Lurker (uncredited)

Maitland McDonagh ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Debbie Rochon ... Evil Host (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberta Findlay 
 
Writing credits
Ed Kelleher (written by) and
Harriette Vidal (written by)

Produced by
Walter E. Sear .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter E. Sear 
 
Cinematography by
Roberta Findlay (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roberta Findlay 
Walter E. Sear 
 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Wallach 
 
Costume Design by
Ivy Rosovsky 
Jeffrey Wallach 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Carballo .... makeup artist (as Jeann Carballo)
Ed French .... Lurker prosthetics
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Lauten .... effects crew: Ed French
Erik Schaper .... effects crew: Ed French
 
Production Management
Walter E. Sear .... production manager
 
Art Department
Ivy Rosovsky .... art department
Jeffrey Wallach .... art department
 
Sound Department
William Titus .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Burkhardt .... second grip
Richard Eliano .... assistant camera
David Phillips .... gaffer
Ethan Phillips .... best boy
Bob Podbielski .... key grip (as Robert Podbielski)
 
Editorial Department
Pete Spataro .... color timer (as Peter Spataro)
Jay Wander .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Juan Calderon .... craft service
Jim Cirile .... assistant to producer (as James M. Cirile)
Tony Landano .... laboratory consultant (as Anthony Landano)
Willie Matos .... production assistant
Jay Samuels .... production accountant: G.B. Tepper and Associates
 

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90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The lurkers were initially going to be done as rod puppets.See more »
Quotes:
Cathy:I know what I saw! I know what happened! It sounds stupid but it happened!See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The premise kept me going, but this film lurked at a slow pace, 14 May 2013
Author: Aaron1375 from Alabama

IMDb says the film is from 1988, but the first thing you are going to notice about this one is that it looks much older than that. It starts off by setting up an interesting premise as a little girl is tormented by her mother, by the other children in the building she lives in and by strange specters that come out of the walls at night. However, once the film flashes forward to the young girl as a young woman about to be married the film moves at a very slow pace. Then as things begin to get revealed, you begin to realize that this is essentially a remake of the far superior "The Sentinel", only with no actors or actresses of note to be seen.

The story, as I have stated, basically is a rehash of "The Sentinel". Sure, there are changes, but at its core it is that film. You have a young girl who is tormented which is different and you wonder what is up with the one strange girl, but then as the film progresses and you get to that party you realize that the film is closely following the better film right down to the strange lesbian encounter. The ending differs, but is also kind of the same. The only reason I continued watching this film is that I was hoping it would reveal who the strange girl is that seemed out to torment and kill young Cathy (the main character) and who the strange lady is that seemed as if she was helping. Neither reveal really worked as I still was not sure about the girl and once you knew who the woman was, you pretty much knew where the ending was going.

So the film is not very original, the acting is not all that good, there isn't much in the way of gore and much of the nudity was of the extreme pointless variety and a couple of those times I could have passed on it. The interesting premise is wasted as they do basically nothing with it, instead copying an earlier and much better film. Still, it did keep me watching thanks to the opening, so in that way it at least help my interest for a little while anyway. Just not a film I am going to be watching again, anytime soon.

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