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  (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)
Cindy Boudreau ... Lola Kent Walking in Garden (uncredited)
Louis Burdi ... Masked Billy (uncredited)
Danny Girlando ... Guy Offering Ride (uncredited)
Michele Marie ... Body Being Dragged Away (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doris Wishman's A Night to Dismember" - USA (DVD box title)
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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
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 Ghastly Ones (1968)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Should be forgotten, 15 February 2012
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

Well it has been a while since I gave a movie a 1 star rating, but "A Night To Dismember" certainly deserves it. With its horrible editing, script, directing, acting, and even dubbing, hell this movie is horrible at everything.

The plot= from what I made out is that we get a young woman named Vicki played by Samantha Fox (The porn star, not the 80's page 3 model and singer) released from a institution after murdering a couple people. But then surprise surprise people start turning up dead.

I've looked up some info on this movie and found out that some of the footage is actually missing which is an excuse for the choppy editing Not only do we get some of the same scenes used-over and when the people are talking we don't even get see they're faces only close up's of the back of their heads and feet which makes this movie incoherent, and to make things worse we have a detective talking all the way through it, explaining about stuff that's not even happened, I mean that just makes this movie hard to follow. Another thing as well are the effects are just laughable hot dog sausages used as fingers, I mean come on why was this movie even released, it's not even so bad it's good, this movie is just plain awful and unwatchable.

All in all "A Night To Dismember" is definitely a movie you should avoid, and probably the worst slasher movie of all time.

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