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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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R.E:A Fun & Entertaining Horror Film! See more (22 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)

Directed by
Michael Fischa 
 
Writing credits
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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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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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Miscellaneous: Actress Shari Shattuck's first name is misspelled in the closing credits.See more »
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Bless this MessSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
R.E:A Fun & Entertaining Horror Film!, 30 April 2006
Author: laslowhite from London, England

I watched the film Deathspa under the title Witchbitch in 1990 and i found it quite enjoyable, It is fairly difficult to find but worth it.

The following review contains *Spoilers*

This film is not your conventional slasher flick but more of a horror/mystery film that does not take itself too seriously. The story is about a health spa which has been cursed by the spirit of a woman named Catherine who dies shockingly and her husband and brother work there. Unexplainable accidents and even deaths occur in the health spa and while this happens two detectives try to unfold these unexplainable occurrences, could Catherine be responsible for all the mayhem going on at the Starbody Health Spa.

We are introduced to at least a couple of dozen characters of various stereotypes including two workers in the club who are con artists, bimbos and vain people that like nothing more than to look good.

This film also contains many classic death scenes including a woman who is killed with a food processor!It also has many celebrity cameo appearances from Karyn Parsons who played Hilary in the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and Brenda Bakke from Demon Knight.

Recommended to horror fans who want to watch a film for enjoyment and have some fun 7 out of 10!

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