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In this low-budget descendant of Psycho, Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). When Ursula starts hanging ... See full summary »

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Leon
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Ursula (as Cyndy Preston)
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Dr. Linden
Bronwen Mantel ...
Mrs. Linden
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Stan Fraker (as John Ferguson)
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Marcia Bateman
Patricia Collins ...
Aunt Dorothy
Steven Bednarski ...
Leon - Age 13
Katie Shingler ...
Ursula - Age 11
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Leon - Age 7
Michelle Anderson ...
Ursula - Age 5
Joan Austen ...
Nurse Spalding
Jamie Stern ...
Eddie Morris (as James Stern)
David Gow ...
Officer Wilson
Terrence Labrosse ...
Dr. Bell
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In this low-budget descendant of Psycho, Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). When Ursula starts hanging around with new boyfriend Stan, Leon and Pin take action. Written by stern <stern@wheels.org>

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Is Pin alive? Leon knows... but nobody believes him! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Chi c'è in fondo a quella scala...  »

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Trivia

The film that Leon (David Hewlett) and Marcia see while on their date is Scanners (1981). David Hewlett would later star in Scanners II: The New Order (1991). See more »

Quotes

PIN: Have you heard from Leon?
Ursula Linden: No.
PIN: I miss him a great deal.
Ursula Linden: So do I.
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Connections

Remade as Nosferatu (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Running on Love
Music and Lyrics by Larry Weir
Performed by Pleasant Company
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Morbid, offbeat.
19 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is certainly unique - nothing like you've ever seen before. That's not necessarily a good thing, but it does make it intriguing. Sure, it may remind you of "Psycho" or of "Magic" (the 1978 thriller with Hopkins), but its slow pacing, its MORBID atmosphere and its weirdness make it feel completely different from those movies. It's not particularly good or bad, just EXTREMELY weird . Pay attention to the opening sequence, or else the ending will seem inconclusive and you'll have to rewind the tape - like I did.


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