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Cast

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Terry Munroe
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Bram Wlaker
Ted Marcoux ...
Karl Hopkins
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Josh Munroe
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Elaine Spencer
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Frazer
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Phil Stewart
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Karl's Landlord
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Elliott Miller
Shevonne Durkin ...
Carol Maibaum
Richard McKenzie ...
Frank Mallory
Mimi Lieber ...
Marta
Mickey Gilbert ...
Mickey the Driver
Ken Thorley ...
Salesman
Carl Gabriel Yorke ...
Safety Technician
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Karl Hochman, a technician in a computer shop, is also "The Address-Book Killer", who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address-books. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's address-book to demonstrate a hand-held scanner. Karl obtains the file, and while driving to Terry's house that night in a heavy electrical storm, his car runs off the road and lands upside down in a cemetery. While Karl is undergoing a CAT scan at the hospital, a surge of lightning courses through the building, and Karl's mind is transformed into electrical energy. Karl uses the electrical grid and computer networks to continue his killing-spree. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Rated R for high-tech horror violence | See all certifications »

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29 December 1993 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,914,692 (USA)
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The trailer features the scores of 1987's "Predator" and 1986's "Aliens". See more »

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In one of the early scenes, we see Karen (mother) traveling along the street in her Volvo sedan from a distance, in which you can clearly see there is no-one visible in the passenger front seat. It is empty. In the next scene we see her son sitting in the seat. See more »

Quotes

Terry Monroe: The phone company called. Someone just dialed 700 dollars worth of 900 numbers in the last 24 hours.
Josh Munroe: Think about it. 700 bucks in 24 hours. I'd have Laryngitis.
Terry Monroe: How do you explain it then?
Josh Munroe: I don't know, maybe it was Axl. He humps anything that moves.
Terry Monroe: Don't get smart with me!
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Features In Living Color (1990) See more »

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I Like the Girls
Performed by Mr. Lee
Written by Mr. Lee (as L. Haggard, Jr.), R. Smith, W. Williams
Courtesy of Jive Records
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THIS SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH!! I LOVED IT!!
8 July 2004 | by (Muskogee, OK, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on regular TV a few years back, and I watched because I like Karen Allen. I REALLY enjoyed this film, and YES, I WOULD RENT IT. It had good special effects and I thought the plot was great. A lot of people have seen this film, so that tells you that at least the title is a grabber. I go against all the nay-sayers though, and say this is worth your time if you like scary flicks. I remember the ending being especially suspenseful, right down to the final minutes. I do not watch every horror film that comes along, and most of them are forgettable anyway, but this one has always stuck with me. I would definitely give it FOUR STARS. (Hey, the majority is not always right!)


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