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Release Date:
17 November 1989 (USA) See more »
When Your Nightmare Ends, the Real Terror Begins!
The comatose Ricky Caldwell reawakens and begins to stalk a blind woman, with whom he shares a psychic connection. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Monte Hellman On The Road To Nowhere
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Samantha Scully ... Laura

Bill Moseley ... Ricky
Richard C. Adams ... Santa

Richard Beymer ... Dr. Newbury
Melissa Hellman ... Dr. Newbury's Assistant
Isabel Cooley ... Hospital Receptionist

Eric DaRe ... Chris (as Eric Da Re)
Leonard Mann ... Laura's Psychiatrist

Laura Harring ... Jerri (as Laura Herring)
Carlos Palomino ... Truck Driver

Elizabeth Hoffman ... Granny
Marc Dietrich ... Gas Station Attendant

Jim Ladd ... Newscaster

Robert Culp ... Lt. Connely

Richard N. Gladstein ... Detective
Tamela Song ... Nurse
Michael Ameen ... Coroner
Dave Mount Jr. ... Policeman (as David Mount)
Thomas Herod Jr. ... Policeman (as Tom Herod Jr.)
David Umstadter ... Policeman
Joe Torina ... Policeman
Tomczek Bednarek ... Paramedic
The Weiner Family ... Themselves
Natalie Anderson ... Hospital Staff
Lauren Becker ... Hospital Staff
Alan Benjamin ... Hospital Staff
Sezette Boucher ... Hospital Staff
Ila Dane ... Hospital Staff
Adam Friedson ... Hospital Staff
Trissa Gabay ... Hospital Staff
Bonnie Gaisford ... Hospital Staff
Corrie Gorson ... Hospital Staff
Carole Hill ... Hospital Staff
Patty Matlen ... Hospital Staff
Sheri Mount ... Hospital Staff

Stuart Snyder ... Hospital Staff
Carol Thompson ... Hospital Staff
Cheryl Ventura ... Hospital Staff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Best ... Billy Chapman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tara Buckman ... Ellie Chapman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alex Burton ... Ricky - Age 14 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Dierkop ... Killer Santa (archive footage) (uncredited)
Geoff Hansen ... Jim Chapman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Monte Hellman ... Danny (uncredited)
Max Robinson ... Officer Barnes (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Monte Hellman 
Writing credits
Rex Weiner (story) (as C. Laszlo) &
Arthur Gorson (story) (as A.H. Gorson) &
Monte Hellman (story) (as M. Hellman)

Rex Weiner (screenplay) (as Carlos Laszlo)

Produced by
Patricia Foulkrod .... co-producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... executive producer
Arthur Gorson .... producer
Ed Rothkowitz .... associate producer
Ronna B. Wallace .... executive producer
Original Music by
J. Steven Soles 
Cinematography by
Josep M. Civit 
Film Editing by
Ed Rothkowitz 
Monte Hellman (uncredited)
Casting by
Kimba Hills 
Production Design by
Phillip G. Thomas 
Art Direction by
Laurie Post 
Set Decoration by
Tara Thomas 
Costume Design by
Pia Dominguez 
Makeup Department
Nina Kraft .... special makeup effects artist
Susan Reiner .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Thomas Herod Jr. .... unit production manager
Ed Rothkowitz .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Everson .... second assistant director
Gregg Goldstone .... second assistant director
Thomas Herod Jr. .... first assistant director
Art Department
Corrie Gorson .... assistant art director
Riley 'Sean' Jones .... property master
Sound Department
Walter Anderson .... boom operator
Dennis Carr .... sound mixer
Mark Server .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Douglas Dick .... special effects
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernie Adams .... dolly grip
Ernie Adams .... key grip
David Avallone .... electrician
Ted Chu .... assistant camera
Josep M. Civit .... camera operator
James Hawkinson .... electrician
Alex Leyton .... first assistant camera
Michael Martino .... gaffer
Jim McVay .... best boy electric
Kathy Nu-Anderson .... grip
Richard Pelusi .... best boy
Thomas Vandermillen .... second assistant camera
Jeff Wannaberg .... still photographer
Steven Jetton .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jemma Scarisbrick .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jenny Hicks .... supervising editor
Charles McClelland .... assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Location Management
Doug Peel .... location coordinator
Music Department
Kevin M. Kern .... music engineer
J. Steven Soles .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Joe Torina .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Stuart Boros .... additional legal services
Beth Bussey .... production assistant
Nan Garcia-Wood .... medical technical advisor
Steven Gaydos .... creative consultant
Nancy Gimbrone .... craft service
Vicki Greenleaf .... publicist
Jenny Hicks .... producer's assistant
Jenny Hicks .... production office coordinator
David Miller .... construction: Ricky's Brain Collector
Dave Mount Jr. .... production assistant
David Mount Jr. .... production assistant
Judy Needle .... technical advisor
Joyce 'Doc' Pepper .... script supervisor
George Sandoval .... production coordinator
Tom Scott .... production assistant
Eileen Terry .... production assistant
David Umstadter .... assistant: Monte Hellman
Rex Weiner .... creative consultant
Thomas J. Wiley .... production counsel
Lana Worth .... craft service

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Also Known As:
"Blind Terror" - USA (alternative title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Actors Richard Beymer, Eric Da Re, and Laura Harring have all appeared in David Lynch productions. Beymer and Da Re in Twin Peaks and Harring in Mulholland driveSee more »
Plot holes: Ricky was shot in the chest at the end of the previous entry, so he should not have to have the transparent brain dome in the first place.See more »
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Richard 'Ricky' Caldwell:Laura...
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Who said you have to be the world's champion blind orphan?", 12 December 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Yes, we'd better all watch out. Watch out for the terrible acting in this terrible series of slasher flicks. After the abysmal part 2 I can't believe anyone thought the Silent Night, Deadly Night series needed to continue. But it was the '80s and crappy movies like these were very popular on home video. This time the Santa killer, Ricky Caldwell (Bill Moseley), is awakened from a coma and naturally returns to killing people. There's also a blind psychic girl (Samantha Scully) with a telepathic connection to the killer. Her brother has an awesome perm and loves denim. They take a trip to see their grandmother and find Ricky instead.

Samantha Scully is one of the worst actresses that ever lived. It's not surprising that her career was so brief. What is surprising is that her career didn't end with her first audition. She is exceptionally bad in this. Consider yourself warned. The movie is somewhat notable for being directed by cult director Monte Hellman, who does manage to imbue the film with more quirky weirdness than most '80s slasher sequels. Also notable for a nice Laura Harring nude scene. Robert Culp had bills to pay, I guess, so he's in this as a detective with one memorably awful scene discussing the merits of the car phone with his partner. It's really a dull chore of a movie to sit through, even for the most avid slasher fan. The acting is incompetent, the pace sluggish, and the 'kills' unimaginative. We can thank the good people at Ragu for the blood used in this. Avoid unless you really like garbage. And don't forget -- it's Piru, not Peru.

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