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Grandmother's House (1988)

After the death of their beloved father, two teens go to their grandmother's house in Florida and begin to suspect their grandparents of murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Foster ...
David
Kim Valentine ...
Lynn
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Grandfather
Ida Lee ...
Grandmother
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Woman
Michael Robinson ...
Kenny
Craig Yerman ...
Raymond
David Donham ...
Mr. Sackett
Joan-Carol Bensen ...
Mrs. Sackett
Angela O'Neill ...
Darlene
R.J. Walker ...
Sheriff
Furley Lumpkin ...
Deputy
Jeanette Jamron ...
Twin 1
Anitra Jamron ...
Twin 2
David Algeier ...
Minister
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Storyline

When their father dies, Lynn and her younger brother David have to move in with their grandparents. Their mother died already when they were young, so they were told. One morning a dead man is found near their new home. A friend tells David, that it's not the first. Shortly after he sees his grandparents carry a body into the garage - are they the murderers? David calls the sheriff... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She'll Spoil You To Death!

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25 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Grandma's House  »

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Trivia

This was Peter Rader's first film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where David is in the hospital emergency room, the nurse wipes blood off his face. In the next scene, a police officer asks him a question. When it cuts back to David, the blood is back on his face. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: This is her underwear, I could make you eat them!
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Referenced in Why Horror? (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone Hung Up on Me Tonight
Music & Lyrics by Barry Labov
Performed by Labov & Beyond
Copyright © Labov & Beyond, BMI 1987
Music Published by Omega Music, Ltd.
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some family secrets cant stay secrets
4 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grandmothers House is slow...almost too slow. The first half hour seems to be just following around a young boy who seems too curious about what's around every corner. His curiosity may be killing more then a cat, because his strange dreams of his grandparents hiding bodies in the basement may not be just a dream. As the movie progresses, there appears to be more going on then meets the eye. There are a few surprises, and, well, let's just say it sounds to me like mental illness runs in the family. That's the difference between friends and family, you can choose who you want as your friends. In the end, however, it's going to be a game of survival...a mental one. Grandmothers House is a slick, overlooked treat, and I'm trying very hard to bring notice to these underrated gems that seemed to have gotten buried in the past. It's a creepy, eerie, fun ride, and you won't forgot it, but you'll wish you could.


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