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On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.

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Sarah Torgov ...
Cynthia
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Psychiatrist (as Terry Kelly)
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Jeff (as Mark Ericksen)
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Terri
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Rob
Fiona Hutchison ...
Lynn
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Paul
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Pa
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Ma
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Fanny
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Woody
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Teddy

Directed by

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John Hough

Written by

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Burt Wetanson ... (screenplay) and
Michael Vines ... (screenplay)

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Christopher Harrop ... producer
Raymond R. Homer ... executive producer (as Ray Homer)
Terry Lens ... line producer
Michael Manley ... executive producer
John O'Connor ... associate producer
John Quested ... producer
George Walker ... executive producer

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Alan Parker

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Harvey Harrison ... director of photography

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John Victor Smith

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Neil Farrell ... assistant editor
Daniel Jeffries ... assistant editor (as Daniel Jefferies)
Michael Trent ... assistant editor

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David Hiscox

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Robert Logevall ... (as Robert B. J. Logevall)

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Keith Denny ... wardrobe designer

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Sarah Grundy ... hairdresser
Gordon Kay ... head makeup artist
Sydney Silvert ... assistant makeup artist

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Jono Drake ... assistant director
Sean Dromgoole ... second assistant director
Ty Haller ... assistant director
Michael Metcalf ... assistant director
Tom Zapata ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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Christopher Bragg ... painter (as Christopher Braff)
Bob Clark ... carpenter
Cindy Gordon ... property master
Joe Gould ... set dresser
Jennifer Hill ... painter (as Jennifer L. Hill)
Peter Mills ... property assistant
Philip Morgan ... head painter (as Phil Morgan)
Con Murphy ... rigger
Amanda O'Leary ... property assistant
Stefan L. Perry ... lead hand
Amy Audrey Phillips ... art director trainee
Beverly Sutton ... property assistant
David Tait ... construction coordinator (as David A. Tait)
Tommy Westbrook ... head carpenter
Kevin Brown ... prop buyer (uncredited)
Hoka Duquette ... construction laborer (uncredited)

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Gerry Bates ... sound maintenance
Paul Carr ... re-recording mixer
Peter Horrocks ... sound editor
Chris Munro ... sound recordist (as Chris Monroe)

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Allen Benjamin ... special effects

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Dorothy Fehr ... stunts
John Wardlow ... stunts

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Dennis Brock ... gaffer electrician
Trevor Coop ... camera operator
Geoffrey H. Dunbar ... lamp operator
Terry Goddard ... electrician
Phil Hersee ... stills photography
Dean Morrish ... clapper/loader
Shane O'Neill ... focus puller
Nick Phillips ... cameraman: aircraft sequences
Glen Schaab ... general operator
Robert Snooks ... electrician
Tony Turner ... camera grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)

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Tony Hague ... assistant costumer
Gina Widzinski ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Jean Ovrum ... location manager: Los Angeles
Arthur S. Rabin ... location manager: Bowen Island

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Chris Dibble ... music recordist

Transportation Department

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Ted Bradford ... driver co-captain
Kelly Cramb ... driver (as Kelly Bruce Cramb)
Ed Dykstra ... driver (as Aize [Ed] Dykstra)
Dennis Farley ... driver
Mark Gould ... teamster coordinator
George A. Hampton ... driver (as George Hampton)
Blake Patterson ... driver
Thomas Scott Renyard ... driver captain
Ron Stonehouse ... driver

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Don Anderson ... production accountant
Campbell Clarke ... production assistant
Gisele Fredette ... first aid (as Giselle Fredette)
Wendy Mclean ... personal assistant to director
Chris Nixon ... unit publicist
Barbara Ann Schoemaker ... production coordinator
Doreen Soan ... script supervisor
Karen Tan ... assistant accountant
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Plot Summary

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines The family that slays together stays together. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Escóndete y tiembla (Spain)
  • Amerikai rémregény (Hungary)
  • Americka gotika (Yugoslavia, Croatian title)
  • La casa degli orrori - American gothic (Italy)
  • Amerykanski gotyk (Poland)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia The poster art, and all related media were based on the famous painting by Grant Wood. See more »
Goofs When Teddy and Woody douse Paul's body with gasoline, you can see him blink as this is happening. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Gothic (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Happy Birthday to You See more »
Quotes Ma: Don't you want to join the clean plate club?
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