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Bert L. Dragin (screenplay) &
Robert McDonnell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1988 (USA) See more »
Beyond The Living ... Beyond The Dead! See more »
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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Tom Bresnahan ... Scott Cates (as Tom Breznahan)
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  (as Bert Dragin)
Writing credits
Bert L. Dragin (screenplay) (as Bert Dragin) &
Robert McDonnell (screenplay)

Produced by
Guy J. Louthan .... producer
Robert McDonnell .... producer
Original Music by
David Bergeaud 
Cinematography by
Zoran Hochstätter (director of photography) (as Zoran Hochstatter)
Film Editing by
Patrick Rand 
Casting by
Kevin Alber 
Production Design by
Steve Rice  (as Stephan Rice)
Set Decoration by
Anna Rita Raineri 
Costume Design by
Claire Joseph 
Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects creator
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects designer
Vance Hartwell .... makeup effects assistant
Jake McKinnon .... makeup effects assistant
Brenda Moen .... assistant hair stylist
Brenda Moen .... assistant makeup artist
Susan Reiner .... hair stylist
Susan Reiner .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skot Bright .... second assistant director
Kelly Schroeder .... first assistant director (as Kelly Shroeder)
Michael Yeaman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Maureen Farley .... prop assistant
Mark Haskins .... prop assistant
Loy Hopkins .... lead person (as Loy Baron-Hopkins)
Joel Ross .... assistant art director
Lisa Yarick .... property master (as Lisa 'Mike' Yarick)
Sound Department
Ara Ashjian .... sound recordist
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound effects editor (as Ken Burton)
Gregory Cheever .... sound recordist (as Greg 'The Cheev' Cheever)
William Fiege .... sound mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Victor Iorillo .... sound effects editor
Warren Kleiman .... adr mixer
Warren Kleiman .... foley mixer
Dan Ortiz .... transfers
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jackson Schwartz .... adr mixer
Jackson Schwartz .... foley mixer
Steve Williams .... post-production sound supervisor
Ian Wright .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Steve Galich .... special effects coordinator
James Thompson .... special effects assistant
David Woods .... special effects assistant
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier .... stunt performer
Rob King .... stunt performer
Carol Neilson .... stunt performer (as Carol Nielson)
Brian Smrz .... stunt performer (as Brian Smerz)
Gregg Smrz .... stunt performer (as Craig Smerz)
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt performer (as Patrick J. Stratham)
Debbie Wilson .... stunt performer
John Branagan .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth J. Annas .... still photographer
Ron Bahara .... first assistant camera
Jürgen Baum .... gaffer (as Jurgin Baum)
Igor Meglic .... cinematographer: second unit
David C. Negrin .... second assistant camera (as David Negrin)
Larry Roth .... best boy electric
James Lawrence Spencer .... key grip (as James Spencer)
Derek Wells .... best boy grip
Casting Department
John Samsel .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dominga Ortiz .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Domonic Muir .... assistant editor (as Brian Muir)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Duerrstein)
Music Department
Ron Bloom .... musician: lead guitar
Ron Bloom .... programmer: Fairlight
Brad Buxer .... additional keyboard programmer
Stephen Chase .... second assistant engineer (as Steve Chase)
Eddie Delena .... mixing engineer (as Edward Delena)
Eddie Delena .... recording engineer (as Edward Delena)
Siana Hale .... assistant to the composer
Barry Levine .... music supervisor: International Music Group
Guy Snider .... first assistant engineer
Other crew
Sharon Anton .... assistant to director
Tony Ip .... title designer
Araxie Khanzadian .... production assistant
Paul Kowalczk .... production assistant (as Paul Kowalczyk)
Joanne Leivici .... auditor
Kathy Mulligan .... script supervisor
Connie Rosales .... location manager
Richard Rosales .... location manager
Diana Schmidt .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This film was shot in six weeks.See more »
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 »
Santa Ana WindsSee more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cheezy Fun, 31 March 2006
Author: anxietyresister from United Kingdom

Why is it the actress you want to get her kit off in a film, never does? I mean, we have two really good looking women in this otherwise completely forgettable movie, but instead of seeing their assets we end up viewing.. the Playboy reject's silicone enhanced bosoms.I may not get what I want, but I get what I deserve.

Anyhoo, if you like endlessly recycled horror story lines you'll love this. Family on the verge of bankruptcy.. forced to move to an old dilapidated house.. a gang of hooligans start harassing them.. place turns out to be haunted.. the daughter resembles the ghost's true love.. family defends home when the thugs attack in force.. the spirit aids them by dispatching the gang members in various gory ways. Then it concludes with a COMPLETELY UNPREDICTABLE TWIST ENDING! You'll never guess..

The hooligans are by far the best thing about the film. Each one has got their own unique dress sense and personality traits which make them more interesting than the two bland leads. The violence is a lot more comical than scary half the time, and the blood is seemingly tomato sauce mixed up with red food dye (although in one case it is deliberately fake). Essentially, this isn't a brilliant film but with a no-name cast and limited financing, what do you expect? Worth a 4/10 just about..

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