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Invitation to Hell (1984)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 24 May 1984
A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

Director:

Wes Craven
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Matt Winslow
Joanna Cassidy ... Patricia 'Pat' Winslow
Susan Lucci ... Jessica Jones
Joe Regalbuto ... Tom Peterson
Kevin McCarthy ... Mr. Thompson
Patty McCormack ... Mary Peterson (as Patricia McCormack)
Bill Erwin ... Walt Henderson
Soleil Moon Frye ... Chrissy Winslow
Barret Oliver ... Robbie Winslow
Nicholas Worth ... Sheriff
Virginia Vincent ... Grace Henderson
Greg Monaghan Greg Monaghan ... Pete
Lois Hamilton ... Miss Winter
Cal Bartlett ... Stepson
Anne Marie McEvoy Anne Marie McEvoy ... Janie (as Annemarie McEvoy)
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A scientist and his family move to a new town. He meets the local celebrity the beautiful who runs the local health club to which everyone is a member and makes him suspicious. Intrigued he investigates further and uncovers a terrifying plot. Written by beerbohm

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Horror Master Wes Craven turns a family's lifelong dream into their worst nightmare. See more »


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Trivia

Michael Berryman and Nicholas Worth, both employees of the movie's villainous location Steaming Springs, worked with director Wes Craven before. Berryman became iconic in Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (and later the sequel) and Worth played a henchman transformed into a monster in Swamp Thing. See more »

Goofs

When Tom is at the office talking to the vet, he is wearing a blue shirt and black tie, but when he drives to the vet's office, he is wearing a checkered shirt and black tie yet it is supposed to be the same day. See more »

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Turned Out Better Than I Expected
17 October 2018 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins with a brilliant scientist named "Matt Winslow" (Robert Urich) and his family moving to a new town where he can develop a project he's been working on for a major corporation. At first everything seems normally but then everybody in the company begin to pressure him and his wife, "Patricia Winslow" (Joanna Cassidy) to join a large health club nearby. At first everybody tolerates their initial hesitation but as time goes by the pressure becomes even more intense as the owner of the health spa "Jessica Jones" (Susan Lucci) becomes personally involved. And it's then that Matt notices that those who join the club aren't quite the same afterward. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this made-for-television movie turned out to be much better than I expected with both Susan Lucci and Joanna Cassidy performing quite well. Admittedly, it suffers somewhat due to the limitations incurred by television guidelines but I enjoyed it all the same and have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Invitation to Hell See more »

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Production Co:

Moonlight Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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