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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Scott Cates (as Tom Breznahan)
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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Bons baisers de l'au-delà  »

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Some of the scenes shot on location at UCLA were filmed without permits. See more »

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In the first scene, set around 1930, the table is set with Roger's Flair pattern of silverware, which however wasn't made until the 1950s. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Santa Ana Winds
Performed by Steve Goodman
Written by Steve Goodman, Mary Gaffney, Mike Jordan
Publisher: Big Ears Music, Inc., Red Pajamas Music, Inc., Lateef Music
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of Red Pajama Records and Bug Music
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* *1/2 out of 4.

One of the better examples of the 80's on how to mix the horror and comedy genres successfully. This film is about a family moving into a house that is haunted by the ghost of a once great actor. A few neighborhood punks cause trouble though and eventually try to take the house over and kill the family, but the ghost helps them out and dispatches of the punks in violent and creative ways.

Very low budgeted, but fast paced thriller with only average to poor performances and ok direction. It is extremely entertaining though with some very good f/x and an especially exciting finale.

Rated R; Graphic Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, and Profanity.


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