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An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an... See more »

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Pam MacDonald
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Mark London
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Major Chatham
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Sheriff George Fraser
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Lisa
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Sherry
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Carl
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Hotel Clerk
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Ben
Diane Rode ...
Sally
Bryan Englund ...
Paul
Donna Davis ...
Miss Allison
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1945 M.C
Joy Glaccum ...
Francis Rosemary Chatham
Timothy Wahrer ...
Roy
John Seitz ...
Pat Kingsley
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Otto
Dan Lounsbery ...
Turner (as Dan Lownsberry)
Doug Stevenson ...
Young Kingsley (as Douglas Stevenson)
Susan Monts ...
Young Kingsley's Date
John Christian ...
Rock band playing at dance
Richard Colligan ...
Rock band playing at dance
Steven Bock ...
Rock band playing at dance
Matthew Iddings ...
Rock band playing at dance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Cashmore ...
1980 Male Party Extra with jacket caught in pants (uncredited)
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1945 Party Extra (uncredited)
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The Prowler (uncredited)
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Mike (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Zito

Written by

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Glenn Leopold ... () and
Neal Barbera ... () (as Neal F. Barbera)
 
Eric Lewald ... (additional dialogue) &
Mark Edward Edens ... (additional dialogue) (as Mark Edens) &
Michael Edens ... (additional dialogue)
 
Sarah Higgins ... (writer "Rose Chatham's Letter")

Produced by

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James Bochis ... executive producer
David Streit ... producer
Joseph Zito ... producer

Music by

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Richard Einhorn

Cinematography by

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João Fernandes ... (as Raoul Lomas)

Film Editing by

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Joel Goodman

Editorial Department

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Andrew Galler ... associate editor
James H. Nau ... assistant editor
Pat Swain ... apprentice editor (as Patricia Swain)

Casting By

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Bill Williams

Production Design by

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Lorenzo Mans

Art Direction by

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Roberta Neiman

Makeup Department

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Jane Forth ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tom Savini ... special makeup and effects

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Giuliano ... first assistant director
Leslie Kalfin ... additional assistant director
Forrest Murray ... second assistant director
Paul Sparks ... additional assistant director

Art Department

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William Bilowit ... art department assistant (as William Billowit)
Susan Doukas ... art department assistant
Jan Foster ... art department assistant
Beverly Kreuger ... art department assistant
Marty Riggleman ... assistant art director
Sam Swope ... property master

Sound Department

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David Abramson ... additional sound editor
Wendy Caplin ... assistant sound editor (as Wendy Kaplan)
Jack Cooley ... re-recording mixer
Hank Corbin ... assistant sound editor
Rolf Fleischmann ... additional sound editor
Joseph Lesko ... additional sound editor
Beriau Picard ... additional sound editor
Gary Rich ... sound mixer
Roy Vallee ... sound effects (Ar-Vee Sound) (as Roy Vallee)

Special Effects by

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Darryl Ferrucci ... special effects assistant

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dwane Arthur ... key grip
Michael Duff ... camera operator
Raffi Ferrucci ... additional electrician
Ed Hershberger ... camera operator
William Kahane ... loader
Robert Lindsay ... additional cinematographer
Richard Magnum ... assistant cameraman
John McCally ... additional electrician
Kenneth McComiskey ... additional electrician
Forrest Murray ... camera operator
Bill O'Leary ... electrician (as William S. O'Leary)
Karl Schurman ... additional electrician
Philip Sparks ... assistant cameraman
Robert Stevers ... second electrician (as Robert A. Stevers)
Chris Stoia ... grip (as Christopher Stoia)
Frost Wilkinson ... camera operator / gaffer
Bobbi Leigh Zito ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Danajean Cicerchi ... costumer
Nancy Grossi ... wardrobe assistant
Linda Schultz ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Edward Crocitto ... location manager
Peter Pastorelli ... location manager

Music Department

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Aaron Alexander's Orchestra ... music performer: period dance music
Steven Bock ... musician: band member, Nowhere Fast
John Christian ... musician: band member, Nowhere Fast
Richard Colligan ... musician: band member, Nowhere Fast
Richard Einhorn ... music arranger
Nowhere Fast ... composer: original rock music / music performers: original rock music
Barry Harris ... music recording engineer
Matthew Iddings ... musician: band member, Nowhere Fast
James McCurry ... music recording engineer
Peter Schubert ... conductor
Dan Singer ... music consultant: period dance music

Other crew

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Sissy Boyd ... choreographer
Stepping Out Dance Couples ... dance sequence
Richard Deodati ... production assistant
Curt Frick ... production assistant
Barbara Gregory ... assistant to the producers
Marie Hersch ... title consultant
Steven Holt ... production assistant
Ingrid Johanson ... production office co-ordinator
Karen Moody ... production assistant
Jack Muth ... stock footage consultant
Darryl Nitke ... production assistant
Paul Rosenburg ... production assistant
Don R. Simmons ... production assistant
Maxwell Snow ... production auditor
Janine Stover ... script supervisor
Marcus Ticotin ... production assistant
Dorothy Watson ... assistant auditor
Peter Zimmern ... production assistant
Bobbi Leigh Zito ... executive assistant

Thanks

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Philip Peyton ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film begins with the return home of a wwII veteran who was the recipient of a "Dear John Letter". After swiftly dispatching a courting couple in a Gazebo we leap to present day where a college celebration becomes the hunting ground for a uniform clad killer. Written by Barry Wall

Plot Keywords
Taglines You don't need a chainsaw to have a massacre. (1984 re-release as "Pitchfork Massacre") See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pitchfork Massacre (United States)
  • Most Likely to Die (United States)
  • The Graduation (World-wide, English title)
  • Rosemary's Killer (Belgium, English title)
  • Rosemary's Killer (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The cemetery scenes were shot at an actual cemetery on Halloween night of 1980. The open grave used in the film was an actual open grave in the cemetery that was awaiting a funeral. See more »
Goofs At the end of the movie, Pam returns to her dorm room and sees the bathroom door slightly ajar. Then, there's an angle from inside the bathroom looking out at her, and the door is all the way open. Then, the angle changes back to her heading to the bathroom and the door is only slightly ajar again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Scream Greats, Volume I: Tom Savini (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Disco Blood See more »
Crazy Credits The color of the closing credits turns from blood red to yellow. See more »
Quotes The Prowler: I want you to be my date, Rose.
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