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The Stay Awake (1988)

The ghost of a serial killer, executed for murdering students at a Catholic girls' school, returns to the school to take revenge on the current student body.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Jane Harris ...
Trish Walton
Tanya Gordon
Jayne Hutton
Heath Porter ...
(as Heath Potter)
Ken Marshall ...
Mr. Stark
Lindsay Reardon ...
William John Brown (as Lindsey Reardon)
...
(as Michelle Carey)
Christobel D'Orthez
Maxine John
Heilie Oeschger
Joanna Rowlands
Bart Fouche ...
Jason
Clinton Ephron ...
Robbie
Warren Du Preez ...
Larry
Pierre Jacobs ...
Arnie
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The ghost of a serial killer, executed for murdering students at a Catholic girls' school, returns to the school to take revenge on the current student body.

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The night you couldn't sleep... even if you wanted to!

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24 November 1988 (South Africa)  »

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Pánico en la residencia  »

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It's like Nightmare on Elm Street
16 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In fact, you might as well say it's the exact same film done in about one or two days and on maybe a couple dollars budget at best. I don't like any of the women in this film and most of them probably did it for a good laugh, rather than the art film it was probably intended to try and become. The villain is hardly menacing, even with that big booming voice of his, and even if there should be a crossover film for no apparent reason between him, Freddy, or Jason, he'd be eaten alive in the first couple of minutes. I'm gonna be completely honest with you, that's what needs to be done these days... crossover battles between all forms and kinds of Z-grade (on up) horror villains like this one, to see if any of them even can live to see the light of day.

Granted, I think the only interesting thing about this thing was the demonic costume. I could have sworn I was looking at a rejected Barney outfit that had been turned down, and modified just a tinge for purposes of this story. At any rate--- here's what I suggest you do to enjoy this film.

Get really, really drunk.

Then you'll love this movie.


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