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Judy J. Kushner (story)
Judy J. Kushner (screenplay)
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Plot:
A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Samantha Fox ... Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins ... Mary
Saul Meth ... Adam
Miriam Meth ... Blanche
William Szarka ... Billy (as Bill Szarka)
Chris Smith ... Sam (credit only)
Dee Cummins ... Vicki (credit only)
Larry Hunter ... Larry (as Norman Main)
Mary Lomay ... Ann
Rita Rogers ... Aunt Bea
Nina Stengel ... Nina
Frankie Sabat ... Frankie
Alexandria ... Nancy
William Longo Jr. ... Timmy

Rob DeRosa ... Marty (as Robert De Rosa)
Heather Sabat ... Sandy
John Szarka ... John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ursula Austin ... Wife Looking in Mirror (uncredited)
Louis Burdi ... Masked Billy (uncredited)
Danny Girlando ... Guy Offering Ride (uncredited)
Levi Richards ... Broderick Kent (uncredited)

Directed by
Doris Wishman 
 
Writing credits
Judy J. Kushner (story) (as Judith J. Kushner)

Judy J. Kushner (screenplay) (as Judith J. Kushner)

Produced by
Larry Marinelli .... associate producer (as Lorenzo Marinelli)
Doris Wishman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Girlando 
 
Cinematography by
C. Davis Smith (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Marinelli  (as Lawrence Anthony)
Doris Wishman (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Doris Wishman  (as Dawn Whitman)
 
Makeup Department
Miriam Meth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James Proser .... production manager (as Jim Proser)
 
Sound Department
Steve Deutsch .... boom operator
Eli Haviv .... synchonization
Aaron Nathanson .... re-recording mixer
Steve Rogers .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Lester Lorrain .... special effects (as Les Lorrain)
 
Visual Effects by
John A. Bezich .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Lindsay .... additional photography
Tony Spalla .... additional photography (as Anthony J. Spala)
Robert Zimmerman .... additional photography (as Bob Zimmerman)
 
Music Department
Danny Girlando .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Tina Botond .... assistant
Clint Elliot .... assistant
Noreen Evans .... assistant
Richard L. Kushner .... technical advisor
Paulette Licitra .... assistant
Lynn Manwaring .... coordinator
Lawrence Marinelli Jr. .... assistant
Denise Marino .... assistant
John Rochford .... promotional consultant
Terry Taylor .... promotional consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"Doris Wishman's A Night to Dismember" - USA (DVD box title)
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69 min
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According to an unverified claim by director Doris Wishman, much of the negative for the movie was destroyed by a disgruntled lab employee. Wishman then spent the next few years re-writing and re-editing the film, mixing new and existing footage and adding a voice-over narration to the soundtrack.See more »
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Miscellaneous: Actress Alexandria is credited in the film's on-screen credits as playing "Nancy". In reality, she plays "Bonnie Kent". Actor Larry Hunter is credited as playing "Larry" but his actual role is "Uncle Sebastian".See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Immoral Three (1975)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
There are some movies you just HAVE to see..., 6 October 2002
Author: sexdwarf

A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER may not be one of them, but jesus, I honestly can't think of another film so disjointed, so visually unattractive, so inane and illogical beyond belief as this train wreck on film. So, because of that I strongly suggest anyone who seeks out the macabre, twisted, odd and unusual to do whatever it takes to see this movie. Thinking back, I'm almost sure it has to do with a woman released from an insane asylum and a whole lot of elevator music and narration. A detective narrates the entire film (!), telling us things that have absolutely no relation to what we are actually seeing. He stumbles and stutters his lines, coming across like an 8 year old with dyslexia. It's actually very funny. Occasionally, the actors in the film do get to speak (albeit they are HORRIBLY dubbed.) Much of the time when they are speaking, we aren't shown the actors' faces, rather their feet, a couch or a house plant! Oh yes, like any Doris Wishman film we get plenty of shots of people's feet. She must've had a foot fetish, like 99% of America I suppose. Ok, I'm trying to give you the plot of this car accident but it is physically impossible. Woman gets out of loony bin, her brother and sister try and drive her back there (for what reason, I have NO idea), a few gory murders take place (in the HG Lewis gory way) and before you know it, this 70 min. mess is over and you wonder to yourself JUST WHAT IN THE HELL YOU WATCHED. And just in case the movie itself isn't surreal or bizarre enough, Wishman throws in a couple of dream sequences to REALLY throw you off. In one dream, a woman is slashed and knifed to death about 100 times, slashing and knifing, over and over and over.. She moans like she's having an orgasm. Speaking of orgasm, A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER probably has a budget much lower than your average porn. Technically speaking, THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY the worst motion picture made. Point blank. But, I found enough enjoyment to watch it multiple times. It's funnier than most comedies, and makes not a lick of sense that it BEGS to be watched. A true spectacle.

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