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John Henry Johnson (written by)
Bryan Sisson (story)
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A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Brent Ritter ... Loath
Bettina Julius ... The Witch
Clayton A. McCaw ... Paul
Patrick Keller ... Ken
Deborah McVencenty ... Sandy
Becky Golladay ... Alice
Kent E. Fritzell ... Bor
James Asbury ... Sam
Marty Bechina ... Officer Fox
Don Warren ... Farmer Jenks
Willard Hall ... Forn (Scarecrow)
George Schanze ... The Muldoon Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Massmann ... Max
Clay McCaw ... Paul

Directed by
John Henry Johnson 
 
Writing credits
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John Henry Johnson  written by
Bryan Sisson  story

Produced by
John Henry Johnson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randall Crissman 
 
Cinematography by
John Henry Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
John Henry Johnson 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Cartmell 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Spatola .... makeup effects consultant
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Sisson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Paul Emrich .... sound mixer
Sonny Theis .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Mark Sisson .... special effects: Wizard Effects Group
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brent Ritter .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Louise Fujiki .... color timer
Bryan Sisson .... assistant film editor
 

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All downhill after the terrific scarecrow opening…, 23 March 2015
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

I read numerous warnings about this movie being a totally worthless and inept piece of garbage, so I watched the crummy VHS (yes, I still watch movies on VHS in 2015…) with an absolute minimum of expectations. Great was my astonishment when "Curse of the Blue Lights" suddenly began with a terrific and powerfully atmospheric scene involving a scarecrow that comes to life and viciously pursues a petrified farmer! Good horror movies with scarecrows are, well, scarce and thus I even had a little bit of hope for a brief moment. Could it be that this isn't a dud at all, but a misunderstood and wrongfully ridiculed late '80s gem? No, of course not, the powerful scarecrow opening is just a fluke and the rest of the film is unendurable nonsense. "Curse of the Blue Lights" fits into a series of late '80s horror films that are child friendly – on the verge of childish, in fact – and feature wannabe comical screenplays, dim- witted lead characters, brainless dialogs and utterly cheesy make-up effects. Other, similar films like this one include "Spookies", "Cameron's Closet" and "The Monster Squad". I can't really say I liked any of these very much, but "Curse of the Blue Lights" is by far the worst. It's only been 2 days since I watched and already I can't remember much about it apart from the scarecrow intro and a handful of brief flashes involving fat, green-faced and inarticulate ghouls. I'll admit that – once again – the cool title and intriguing artwork on the cover lured me into watching something that should have been forgotten longtime.

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