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Director:
Writers:
Bert L. Dragin (screenplay) &
Robert McDonnell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Beyond The Living ... Beyond The Dead! See more »
Plot:
The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(5 articles)
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pretty good movie with a film star ghost and a belligerent gang See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Bresnahan ... Scott Cates
Jill Whitlow ... Robin Cates / Myrna
Jonathan Chapin ... Crip / Tyler Walker
Christopher Burgard ... Silk

Sam Melville ... Harry Cates

Brooke Bundy ... Sylvia Cates

Todd Bridges ... Petie
Shawn Player ... Stony
Joleen Lutz ... Candy
Raymond Garcia ... Cheeta
Travis McKenna ... Melvin
Charlie Spradling ... Tina
Lance Wilson-White ... Pizza Boy
Janice Ehrlich ... Policewoman

Bob Mclean ... Harry Cates, Sr. (as Bob McLean)
Richard Meadows ... Potter
Lance Gordon ... Calvin
Bud Anthony ... Policeman #1
Eric Fleeks ... Policeman #2

Steven A. Finly ... Policeman #3 (as Steve Finley)
James Devon ... Policeman #4 (as Brett Garrison)
Dean Alexander ... Garbage Driver
Susie McDonnell ... Campus Girl
Barry Diamond ... Truck Driver's Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raymond Cruz ... Gang Member

Joel Ross ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Bert L. Dragin 
 
Writing credits
Bert L. Dragin (screenplay) &
Robert McDonnell (screenplay)

Produced by
Guy J. Louthan .... producer
Robert McDonnell .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Bergeaud 
 
Cinematography by
Zoran Hochstätter 
 
Film Editing by
Patrick Rand 
 
Casting by
Kevin Alber 
 
Production Design by
Steven James Rice 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Joseph 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist
Vance Hartwell .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Yeaman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joel Ross .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
John Branagan .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bahara .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Domonic Muir .... assistant editor
 

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87 min
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Some of the scenes shot on location at UCLA were filmed without permits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References First Blood (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dancin' on MidnightSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
pretty good movie with a film star ghost and a belligerent gang, 26 February 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

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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