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Writer (WGA):
David Chaskin (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 1989 (USA) See more »
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A bookshop owner finds that an insane and murderous doctor from one of the store's horror novels has come to life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun horror thriller, watchable, easygoing and likable See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jenny Wright ... Virginia

Clayton Rohner ... Richard
Randall William Cook ... Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand

Stephanie Hodge ... Mona
Michelle Jordan ... Colette

Vance Valencia ... Sgt. Navarro
Mary Baldwin ... Librarian
Raf Nazario ... Lyle, Hotel Clerk (as Rafael Nazario)
Bob Frank ... Hotel Manager

Bruce Wagner ... Pianist

Kevin Best ... Black Actor
Steven Memel ... Lenny
Vincent Lucchesi ... Lt. Garber

Murray Rubin ... Sidney Zeit
Tom Badal ... Composite Artist
Roger La Page ... Acting Teacher
Nelson Welch ... Elderly Customer
James Quincey Hendrick ... Bus Driver
Jeff Yesko ... Patrolman

Mary Pat Gleason ... Policewoman
David P. Lewis ... Officer

Christopher Kriesa ... Sarge
Marty Levy ... Detective Fisk

Stan Roth ... Forensic Expert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gundy ... Balding Guy on TV
John Paul Young ... Max The Promotor (uncredited)

Directed by
Tibor Takács  (as Tibor Takacs)
Writing credits
David Chaskin (written by)

Produced by
Rafael Eisenman .... producer
Paul Mason .... executive producer
Patti Meade .... associate producer
Helen Szabo .... executive producer (as Helen Sarlui-Tucker)
Original Music by
Michael Hoenig 
Cinematography by
Bryan England (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marcus Manton 
Casting by
Robert Litvak 
Ed Mitchell 
Production Design by
Matthew C. Jacobs  (as Matthew Jacobs)
Ron Wilson 
Art Direction by
Tori Nourafchan 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
Makeup Department
Bill Myer .... key makeup artist
Sandra Van Duyne .... assistant hair stylist
Randall William Cook .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Production Management
Bob Manning .... unit production manager
Fima Noveck .... post-production supervisor
Patti Meade .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Cohen .... second assistant director
Roger La Page .... first assistant director
Art Department
Frank Bertolino .... property master
John Bick .... lead man
Michael D'Imperio .... assistant property master (as Michael Dimperio)
Roger Knight .... assistant property master
Ken Krugman .... swing man
Kathleen M. McKernin .... art department assistant (as Kathleen McKernin)
Sean Miley .... carpenter
William Robertson .... assistant property master (as Bill Robertson)
Alfred B. Taylor .... carpenter
Frank Taylor .... construction coordinator
Nick Thielker .... carpenter
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... sound editor (as Bill Angarola)
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound editor
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Ron Fish .... special sound effects
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Issak .... sound editor (as Barbra Issak)
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Mace Matiosian .... sound editor
Richard L. Morrison .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Morrison)
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
George W. Scott .... boom operator (as George Scott)
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (as William Wistrom)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr/foley mixer (uncredited)
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Frank Ceglia .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... visual effects high speed photography
Randall William Cook .... artistic supervisor: special visual effects
Randall William Cook .... special visual effects creator
Randall William Cook .... stop motion animator
Randall B. Bishop .... stunt coordinator (as Randy Bishop)
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenny Bonet .... electrician
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... grip (as Kevin Fitzgerald)
Rory Flynn .... still photographer
Geoffrey George .... electrician
Mike Graham .... best boy
Matt Gulbin .... electrician (as Matthew Gulbin)
Mitch Gulbin .... electrician (as Mitchell Gulbin)
Kevin Hardy .... grip
John Harmon .... best boy grip
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Irwin)
Duane Journey .... key grip
Andrzej Kamrowski .... grip (as Andrze Kamrowski)
Kevin Larson .... electrician
Jerod Lazan .... second assistant camera
Caris Palm .... first assistant camera
Stephen Rocha .... gaffer
Ken Williams .... crane operator
Brad Wood .... key grip
Casting Department
Richard Holiday .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Kitos .... wardrobe assistant
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez .... wardrobe (as Sylvia Vega Vasquez)
Editorial Department
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Deena Goldstein .... post-production coordinator
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Ariel Nachmann .... first assistant editor
David Strand .... post-production assistant
Corinne Villa .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Bob Hunka .... music supervisor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
John Massari .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Arterburn .... driver
Fal Loa .... driver captain
James 'Obee' Oberman .... transportation coordinator (as Jim 'Obee' Oberman)
Other crew
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Jim Dunlap .... assistant production auditor
Paulette C. Fine .... production auditor
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
John Gundy .... assistant to director
Steve Holetz .... assistant location manager
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... production controller (as Avram Butch Kaplan)
Robert Katz .... production assistant
David E. Katzman .... production coordinator
Jon Kopaloff .... production assistant
Judy Saunders .... script supervisor
Bradford Scherick .... production assistant
Victoria A. Veiga .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Danforth .... thanks
The People of Los Angeles .... special thanks
Craig Reardon .... thanks
Bill Taylor .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (cut) (1990) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

A theater in the background in one scene is supposedly showing Metal Messiah (1978), director 'Tibor Takacs'' feature film debut.See more »
Continuity: Brand reaches through a bookcase to grab at Virginia with his left hand, but when the camera cuts to the other side of the bookcase, Brand has his left hand propped against the shelf and is reaching with his right hand.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Metal Messiah (1978)See more »
Chanson D'AmourSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Fun horror thriller, watchable, easygoing and likable, 8 September 2008
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I think this film gets a wee bit overrated on these pages, for though it is a well made, enjoyable effort and better put together than many slashers, especially the late period ones, it is hardly some great underrated gem. The plot and general course of events are predictable but compelling, as an avid reader of pulp horror finds herself pursued by a disfigured, murderous writer. The film has a neat Fifties pulp feel to it, though updated with more scares and a bit of bloodshed. Director Tibor Takacs maintains a constant sense of reality bending intrigue and though nothing is especially surprising, the film has such a well oiled, easy flow that its near impossible not to get caught up in it. The acting helps a treat, Jenny Wright is constantly appealing as the heroine, Clayton Rohner is effective in the clichéd unbelieving boyfriend role and Randall William Cook makes for a splendidly creepy villain. The dialogue is occasionally stilted, but it all fits the sorta campy tone. I could definitely have done with more gore, for while the kills are well filmed and have the rare skill of being effective without being graphic, there aren't too many and there are only really three notable grisly moments. The first kill is a cracker and sadly the later ones aren't as good, but they still just about work in the context. It helps that the effects, designed by Randall Willaim Cook, are pretty ace when they do appear. The film is sadly a bit underwritten, I could have done with more background and more explanation for what was going on, as well as perhaps some downtime to develop the characters a bit more. Its good fun while it lasts but it does rather streak by and afterwards I did have a number of questions about various plot and character points. Still, I can't really be too harsh on this one because very simply, I enjoyed it quite a lot. Worth a watch, though best not too expect fireworks.

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