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Lily Laemle
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Millie Dew
Bryan Madorsky ...
London Juno ...
Sheila Zellner (as Juno Mills-Cockell)
Kathryn Grody ...
Miss Baxter
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Mrs. Zellner
Graham Jarvis ...
Mr. Zellner
Helen Carscallen ...
Grandmother
Warren Van Evera ...
Grandfather
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Lab Attendant
Uriel Byfield ...
Little Boy
Mariah Balaban ...
Little Girl
Larry Palef ...
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Storyline

Michael Laemie (played by Brian Madorsky) is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Especially his father, Nick Laemie (played by Randy Quaid). Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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There's A New Name For Terror...


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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hús a húsból  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$870,532 (USA)
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Shot in seven weeks. See more »

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When Nick Laemle slaps the cinder block basement wall, it visibly flexes. See more »

Quotes

Lab Attendant: I have here an opportunity
[holds out a pen to Michael]
Lab Attendant: this pen is made of chemicals, but if I took these same chemicals and recombined them, I could make an automobile, or an electric light! The whole world is made of chemicals Micheal, you can make anything! And if you're smart... you'll make opportunities.
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Meatloaf Mambo
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
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Not for all taste, but I loved it.

Young Michael (Bryan Madorsky) notices his parents have a strange fondness for meat and wonders where all the meat they eat for dinner comes from. And what goes on after he goes to bed.

Exceptionally well acted and crafted horror-comedy that takes place in the 1950's. The sets, costumes, style, detail paid to flavor of the 50's, and the cars & houses will WOW you and give you a feeling of nostalgia. A nice change of pace for Randy Quaid and it is nice to see Sandy Dennis at work again.

Be forewarned though this is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen in my entire life. There is absolutely no letup.

My rating: 9 out of 10.


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