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Strange things are a brewing at the local gym! See more »
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Michael's health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Death Spa is Coming to Blu-ray & DVD
 (From DailyDead. 31 March 2014, 12:09 PM, PDT)

Mpi, Dark Sky Pulls Death Spa Out of the Vault for Blu-ray Release
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Death Spa Sweats Blood on Blu-ray in May
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Delightful 80's cheese-nonsense. See more (17 total) »

Cast

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William Bumiller ... Michael Evans

Brenda Bakke ... Laura Danvers

Merritt Butrick ... David Avery

Robert Lipton ... Tom

Alexa Hamilton ... Priscilla Wayne

Ken Foree ... Marvin
Rosalind Cash ... Sgt. Stone

Francis X. McCarthy ... Lt. Fletcher (as Frank McCarthy)

Shari Shattuck ... Catherine

Hank Cheyne ... Robert

Chelsea Field ... Darla
Joseph Whipp ... Dr. Lido Moray
Karen Michaels ... Rhonda

Tane McClure ... Vicky (as Tané McClure)
Cindi Dietrich ... Linda

Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Marci Hewitt (as Vanessa Bell)
David Shaughnessy ... Freddie (as David James Shaughnessy)
Norma Leistiko ... Dr. Southern
Chad Hayes ... Jeffery

Karyn Parsons ... Brooke
Ed Hooks ... Security Guard

Janice Ryan ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cindera Che ... Health Club Dancer (uncredited)

Lyle Howry ... Cop (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Woman at the Spa (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Fischa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Bartruff 
Mitch Paradise 

Produced by
Waleed B. Ali .... executive producer (as Waleed Ali)
Jamie Beardsley .... producer (as Jamie Beardsley-Jones)
 
Original Music by
Peter D. Kaye  (as Peter Kaye)
 
Cinematography by
Arledge Armenaki 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kewley 
 
Production Design by
Robert Schulenberg 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Gulbin  (as Mike Gulbin)
 
Makeup Department
Enid Arias .... hair stylist
Devora Fischa .... makeup artist (as Devorah Fischa)
Kim Lee .... assistant makeup artist
Mel Slavick .... special makeup effects
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie Beardsley .... second unit director (as Jamie Beardsley-Jones)
Darcy Brown .... first assistant director
Philip B. Epstein .... second assistant director
Janet Levine .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Bolema .... scenic artist
Nora Murphy .... property master
Babak Shokrian .... art p.a.
 
Sound Department
Jose Araujo .... sound mixer (as Zéca Araújo)
Ron Hitchcock .... sound designer
Ron Hitchcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Todd Ritchie .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Chris Simmons .... special effects technician
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandra Gimpel)
Wayne King .... stunts
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Shanna Lynn .... stunts (as Shanna L. Teare)
Solly Marx .... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts (as Paul Short)
John Stewart .... stunts (as John Michael Stewart)
Cherie Tash .... stunts (as Cheri Tash)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lenny Blank .... grip
Alan Brownstein .... gaffer
Tom Keefer .... best boy grip
Roger Lattin .... best boy
Damon Marcellino .... electrician
Guy Olds .... first assistant camera
George Palmer .... key grip
Jeff Porter .... second assistant camera
Johnnie Randels .... still photographer
Gary Wagner .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Jeanne Robinson .... assistant editor
Harry E. Snodgrass .... assistant editor (as Harry Snodgrass)
Liza Sullivan .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marvin J. Bernstein .... location manager (as Marvin Bernstein)
Gary Lindsay .... production coordinator
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor (as Susan Lowitz)
Dwayne Murakami .... assistant location manager
Linda Pillsbury .... production coordinator
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... dance double
David Reskin .... production coordinator
Adam Ripp .... assistant to director
 

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88 min
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Merritt Butrick's final film.See more »
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Miscellaneous: Actress Shari Shattuck's first name is misspelled in the closing credits.See more »
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Referenced in Witchouse (1999) (V)See more »
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Right Behind YouSee more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Delightful 80's cheese-nonsense., 29 November 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Witch Bitch… For the (alternative) title alone this movie should be considered a "classic" in the industry of silly-n-cheesy 80's horror! "Death Spa" delivers everything you can derive from the title and cool DVD-cover (mine actually displays a girl's bare ass): rancid sleaze, a retarded plot and loads of gooey make-up effects. Recent widower Michael Evans runs the fancy and hi-tech Starbody Health Spa, where all the gym devices are computer-driven and sexy young girls become a member if only to get close to hunky Michael. Business is great until peculiar 'accidents' begin to take place. Michael's girlfriend Laura is the first victim when she gets heavily burned after using the spa. The next incidents are even worse, resulting in the death of several guests. Michael suspects his brother-in-law to sabotage the place, as he never got over his sister's tragic suicide, but it's more likely that Catherine's vengeful spirit returned from the grave herself. "Death Spa" is wacky nonsense, completely without tension or atmosphere, but the gory murders are tremendously fun to watch! Some of the cheese-highlights include a girl literally blown to pieces by an exploding mirror and another hottie melts down to the bones! An elderly guy (a cop investigating the case) even has his throat bitten open by a deep-frozen fish!!! How many times have you seen that before? Everything in this gym center is bewitched, even the cocktail blender and the bathroom tiles. The dialogs & acting performances are horrible, the typical 80's music is atrocious and all the characters are so dumb they really deserve to die. Ken Foree ('Dawn of the Dead') briefly appears as the gym center's caretaker, but his share in the plot is hardly worth mentioning. "Death Spa" is insignificant and brainless 80's trash, and I enjoyed it A LOT!

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