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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)
User Reviews:
Cheezy Fun 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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Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
This film was shot in six weeks.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:
Referenced in Lightning Bug (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dancin' on MidnightSee 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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