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Death Spa (1989)

R  |   |  Horror  |  October 1990 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bumiller ...
Michael Evans
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Laura Danvers
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David Avery
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Tom
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Priscilla Wayne
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Marvin
Rosalind Cash ...
Sgt. Stone
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Lt. Fletcher (as Frank McCarthy)
Shari Shattuck ...
Catherine
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Robert
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Darla
Joseph Whipp ...
Dr. Lido Moray
Karen Michaels ...
Rhonda
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Vicky (as Tané McClure)
Cindi Dietrich ...
Linda
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Michael's health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. Michael's wife killed herself a while before and her brother holds Michael responsible. Michael needs to stop the bloodshed before he loses all of his clients. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Witch Bitch  »

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This was Merritt Butrick's final film before his death on March 17, 1989 at the age of 29. See more »

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Actress Shari Shattuck's first name is misspelled in the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »

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Killer Groove
Performed by Dan Navarro, Rick Boston, Marv Kanarek (as Squirt Gun)
Composed by Rick Boston, Marv Kanarek, Dan Navarro
Indian Bingo Music (BMI)
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Gets fun towards the end
21 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After reading the glowing reviews for this film I had to seek it out, especially as it's been compared to Aerobicide (Killer Workout). However I found that Death Spa was not as good, despite the fact that there's more gore.

The plot to Death Spa is a bit muddled and I found it hard to follow to start with. It seemed to be about a mans dead wife who was coming back to haunt him, causing deaths at the spa. There are some nice scenes such as when the naked girls are showering and bits of glass fly at them. And there's the scene where the guys ribs split open. The thing is, the deaths are not quite as 'gory' as some reviewers here would have you believe (at least on the Witch Bitch VHS I saw). The best scenes are at the end when all the mayhem occurs. The highlight is the frozen fish death scene that many have mentioned, which is hilariously cheesy. There's plenty of naked breasts too if that's your sort of thing.

Overall, Death Spa is fairly good but not amazing. The frozen fish scene is priceless. If you liked Death Spa you may also like Killer Workout, which I personally think is much better.


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