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The Ghost Dance (1982)

The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

Director:

Peter F. Buffa

Writers:

Peter F. Buffa (screenplay), Robert M. Sutton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Amato Julie Amato ... Dr. Kay Foster
Victor Mohica Victor Mohica ... Tom Eagle
Henry Bal Henry Bal ... Nahalla / Aranjo
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Ocacio (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
James Andronica James Andronica ... Paul Michaels
Patricia Alice Albrecht Patricia Alice Albrecht ... Carol
Deloris Maaske Deloris Maaske ... Lena
J. Christopher Senter J. Christopher Senter ... Rick Haley
Henry Kendrick ... Lt. Deleo (as Henry Max Kendrick)
Felicia Leon Felicia Leon ... Rea, Indian Girl
Ramon Chavez Ramon Chavez ... Ben Montalos
Frank Soto Frank Soto ... Basowaya (as Frank A. Soto)
Jim Brockett Jim Brockett ... Excavation Guard
Kirk Koskella Kirk Koskella ... Phalan (as Kirk Irving Koskella)
Susan Carol Styrmore Susan Carol Styrmore ... Student
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The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

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Nahalla is back from Hell ... This time no one will escape See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Dance See more »

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Production Co:

Ahremess Inc. See more »
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Color
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Lt. Deleo: You would be amazed at what people will do, doctor. With or without a full moon.
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Pretty good horror film.
7 November 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

It's late afternoon on the Arizona desert as workers unearth an Indian body.Dr.Kay Foster(Julie Amato),the director of anthropology at a local university supervises the dig.She finds the remains of an ancient Indian warlord known as Nahaluh.That sinister night an Indian scavenger,Aranjo(Henry Bal)creeps into the excavation and steals an Indian medicine bag.That's where the horror begins.Peter F.Buffa's "The Ghost Dance" is a bloody supernatural slasher flick with a nice Indian angle.The acting is surprisingly good and there is some suspense and gore,including throat slashing and spear impaling.The film is extremely obscure,so grab the copy and treasure it.Highly recommended.8 out of 10.


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