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  (in credits order)

Ed Nelson ... Jersey Callum
Deborah Rose ... Alley Oates

Norman Fell ... Shepard
James Eustermann ... Gordon Mullin
Denise Young ... Dana
Willie Stratford Jr. ... Marty

Phyllis Diller ... Miss Poopinplatz
Robert Yun Ju Ahn ... Chen
Rick Brophy ... Mac
Sallie Middleton Kaltreider ... Little Ghoul / Dead Girl
Janice Dever ... Medium Ghoul
Cindy Dollar-Smith ... Big Ghoul
Michael Haun ... Floofsoms and Poopinplatz Ghouls
Brian Ahn ... Dead Child #2
Jessica Lasher ... Dead Child #3
Bo Sook Ahn ... Oriental Mother (as Boo Sook Ahn)
Edward Mau-Tung Sun ... Oriental Father
Christopher Finch ... Sorcerer
Binny ... Floofsoms
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Thompson ... Police Interrogator (uncredited)

Directed by
James Cummins 
Writing credits
James Cummins (written by)

Produced by
Richard F. Brophy .... producer
Jeffrey Sanfilippo .... executive producer
Phil Smoot .... associate producer (as Philip Smoot)
Original Music by
John Lee Whitener 
Cinematography by
Irl Dixon (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Gries 
Art Direction by
Carl 'Chip' Anderson 
Makeup Department
Richard Alonzo .... key effects technician
John R. Bayless .... key makeup/hair (as John Bayless)
Ken Brilliant .... key effects technician
Dave Chernomas .... lab technician
Andy Clement .... key effects technician
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Corso .... special makeup effects designer
James Cummins .... special makeup effects designer
Rita Parillo .... assistant hair stylist
York Phelps .... lab technician
Kim Shepherd .... lab technician
John Shoenfelt .... lab technician
Production Management
Phil Smoot .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Allen .... first assistant director
Karen F. Hoyson .... second assistant director (as Karen Hoyson)
Heather Macadam .... second assistant director
Stephanie P. O'Brien .... second second assistant director
Phil Smoot .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jerry Benfield .... swing
Ronald Collins .... carpenter
Summer Eubanks .... property master
Jill Greenberg .... set dresser
Michael Haun .... construction coordinator (as Michael B. Huan)
Paul Perry .... construction foreman
Aubrey Pettis .... scenic artist
Ray Rotello .... set carpenter
Richard Whitney .... lead man (as Richard Whitney Jr.)
Richard Whitney .... scenic artist (as Richard Whitney Jr.)
Sound Department
Kevin Jackson .... assistant sound effects editor (as Kevin A. Jackson)
Kevin Jackson .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin A. Jackson)
Dale Jergenson .... supervising sound effect editor
Kris Jergenson .... dialogue editor
Kris Jergenson .... re-recording mixer
Sherwood Jones .... boom operator
Sid Williams .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... physical effects supervisor
James Cummins .... concept designer
Tim Hawkins .... animatronics
Cynthia Stegner .... effects production assistant (as Cinthia Stegner)
Tom Williamson .... animatronics
Jeffrey Lynn Davis .... stunt double
Jimmy Lynn Davis .... stunt coordinator
Cress Horne .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera
Russell Atherton .... grip
Stephen Brock .... key grip
Donna Fewell .... second assistant camera (as Donna T. Fewell)
Tim Jones .... best boy electric (as Timothy D. Jones)
Steve Owen .... best boy grip (as Steve C. Owen)
Keith Payne .... still photographer
Talmadge Peace .... gaffer (as Russell Talmadge Peace)
Kevin Raymer .... lighting technician (as Kevin 'Sparky' Raymer)
Casting Department
Carol Haun .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
O'Clair Alexander .... wardrobe assistant
Deanna Newton .... wardrobe
Music Department
Teddy 'Zigzag' Andreadis .... musician: keyboards (as Ted Andreadis)
Frankie Charboneaux .... musician: bass
Pauel Farkas .... contractor
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Mark Leggett .... musician: guitar
Gary McInnis .... musician: guitar
Katherine Anne Porter .... music supervisor
Mike Seifrit .... musician: drums
John Lee Whitener .... conductor
Other crew
Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak .... assistant to the producer
Tammy Bowers .... location trainer: Studio Animal Services
Greg Brophy .... production assistant
Shiela Conlin .... assistant: Phyllis Diller
Craig Dominey .... key production assistant
Penny Gillman .... production accountant
Elizabeth Gray .... production executive
Kevin King .... executive director: PAS Payroll Services
Connie Peacock .... production secretary
Richard Saustegui .... crew payroll: PAS Payroll Services
Beth Schlosser .... script supervisor
Cynthia Stegner .... assistant to producer
Michael Wat .... talent payroll: PAS Payroll Services
Tom Williamson .... puppeteer
Glenda Witherspoon .... production secretary
Bob .... special thanks: J.C. Steel Company, Statesville
Tammy Brooks .... thanks
Dan Brower .... thanks
Steve Burg .... thanks (as Stephen Burg)
John Carroll .... thanks
Roger Cherry .... thanks
Tracy Cherry .... thanks
Julie Clinard .... thanks
John Cones .... thanks
Anni Cummins .... thanks
James Cummins .... thanks
Jim Daniels .... thanks
Susan Daniels .... thanks
Richard Elkerton .... thanks
Ann Garchinsky .... thanks
George .... special thanks: J.C. Steel Company, Statesville
Henry J. Golas .... thanks (as Henry Golas)
Danny Hearn .... special thanks: The Statesville Chamber of Commerce
Tina Heinz .... thanks
Bobbi Heller .... thanks
Doug Heller .... thanks
Marie Hoy .... thanks
Anne Karacic .... thanks
Graham King .... thanks
Hayley King .... thanks
Valerie King .... thanks
Merle Lahti .... thanks
George Martin .... thanks
Barbara Myers .... thanks
Robert Proskin .... thanks
Bob Reno .... thanks
Jasper Sanfilippo .... thanks
Jim Sanfilippo .... thanks
John Sanfilippo .... thanks
Marian Sanfilippo .... thanks
Rosalie Sanfilippo .... thanks
Chuck Taylor .... thanks
Mary Valentine .... thanks
Mat Valentine .... thanks
Lauren Vogt .... thanks
Linda L. Wehbi .... thanks (as Linda Wehbi)
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... thanks
Teri Whitener .... thanks
Becky Williams .... special thanks: The Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Donna Williams .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Backwood Film Effects (special makeup effects created by) (as Backwood Film Effects, Asheville, North Carolina)
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Additional Details

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Rated R for zombie violence.
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director James Cummins asked star Phyllis Diller to appear on-screen without wearing one of her trademark wigs.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Creepy as hell, yet funny and sad, definitely worth a watch!, 1 September 2001
Author: Brendan (miserychastain2) from Florida

Upon seeing the video/dvd box, you may brush this off as a silly Z-grade horror flick, seeing as the picture is that of a giant mutated poodle. HOWEVER, this film at times is downright frightening, with just enough laughs and a bit of drama to keep it totally interesting. The movie is worth renting alone just to see Phyllis Diller as the morgue attendant, Miss Poopinplatz. This is the only film in her career that she wears her own hair and not a wig. Her one liners are priceless. You will also see Ed Nelson and Norman Fell. Not your usual horror film cast, but it works. The story centers on a 400 pound female psychic, disheartened by the way her life is and a cop who has befriended her in the past and needs her help again. The scene where she "remembers" a dead child she helped find is truly scary, yet touching. The 3 dead children (whom she is enlisted to get a feeling for) are absolutely terrifying. The special effects/makeup team deserve applause for their work. They will make you shudder. But for all the scares, there is enough cheesy-ness to lighten the pace, such as the poodle, and the fact that as they are running up a ladder in the roof of the morgue to escape the poodle, our "heroine" cannot get all the way up because her butt is too big to fit through and she has to go back and face the poodle! Lots of gore and gross-ness too. The DVD is a collectors edition and loaded with extra features!! This is a horror film well worth the watch.

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