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Twice Dead (1988)

 -  Thriller | Horror  -  October 1988 (USA)
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The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Scott Cates
Jill Whitlow ...
Robin Cates / Myrna
Jonathan Chapin ...
Crip / Tyler Walker
Christopher Burgard ...
Silk
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Harry Cates
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Sylvia Cates
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Petie
Shawn Player ...
Stony
Joleen Lutz ...
Candy
Raymond Garcia ...
Cheeta
Travis McKenna ...
Melvin
Charlie Spradling ...
Tina
Lance Wilson-White ...
Pizza Boy
Janice Ehrlich ...
Policewoman
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Harry Cates, Sr. (as Bob McLean)
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The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground for a local street gang. But the gang is not all the Cates children have to worry about as Tyler's ghost makes it known he is not pleased with their intrusion. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Tom Bresnahan did almost all of his own stunts. See more »

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When Scott and Robin are being chased in the hearse, a leather cap appears on Scotts head in one shot, and quickly disappears again. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Dancing in the Dark
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz
Arranged by Terry Griffey
Performed by Mike Campbell
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pretty good movie with a film star ghost and a belligerent gang
26 February 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Sometime around the depression, film star Tyler Walker is dancing in his home with a lifeless-seeming woman. Two policemen and a man in furs arrive to take his home. While in good shape, the house is largely empty due to Tyler selling most of the contents. The three men burst into the third-story room Tyler is in, finding that he has stuck a knife in the woman, who is just a mannequin, and Tyler has hung himself.

Years later, a couple with a son, daughter and cat named "Meow" are moving into a house they've inherited from their Uncle. The neighborhood is not so nice, and as they arrive there's a gang hanging out on their front lawn. The cops chase them off, but it's clear they'll be back and that one of them has an unhealthy attraction to the daughter. The cops call the house the "old Tyler place," which is a bit odd; usually people call a house by the *last* name of the owner. It's now in pretty bad shape, and they set about fixing it up. It had at some point over the years been used as a funeral home, and there is an empty casket in the basement, and a broken-down hearse.

The son and daughter have several run-ins with the gang, who are pretty set on hurting people for fun. One of the women in the gang isn't too bad, and two of the members are mainly interested in making out with each other, but the rest would be perfectly happy to even kill someone.

The son and daughter glimpse Tyler in mirrors in the house, but aren't sure what they saw. Tyler's noose snakes itself around the son, but later in the movie Tyler helps protect the two from the gang.

The gang stages a couple assaults on the house. One time, the siblings scare them off with a combination of booby traps and special effects. Another time, Tyler starts killing people, including using a dumbwaiter.

There are a couple false ends to the movie, and it is unclear what might happen next. Pretty good movie, though.


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