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Cameron's Closet (1988)

A father who experiments with his son's psychokinetic powers is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his son's closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

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Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Gary Brandner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cotter Smith ... Sam Talliaferro
Mel Harris ... Nora Haley
Scott Curtis ... Cameron
Chuck McCann ... Ben Majors
Leigh McCloskey ... Pete Groom
Kim Lankford ... Dory Lansing
Gary Hudson ... Bob Froelich
Tab Hunter ... Owen Lansing
Dort Clark ... Alan Wilson (as Dort Donald Clark)
David Povall ... Capt. Navarro (as David Estuardo)
Wilson Smith Wilson Smith ... Joe Crespy
Kerry Yo Nakagawa Kerry Yo Nakagawa ... Policeman (as Kerry Nakagawa)
Raymond Patterson Raymond Patterson ... Physician
Skip E. Lowe Skip E. Lowe ... Newscaster
Bonnie Bradigan Bonnie Bradigan ... Newswoman
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Storyline

A young and lonely boy named Cameron has telekenetic powers which his father experiments with. The young boy's loneliness is the cause of a strange spell to be cast. A demon from hell is unleashed and tries to take over the boy's soul. A delusional police officer and his new girlfriend psychiatrist are the only ones able to help the child after his father and mother's boyfriend are killed. The demon lives in the boy's closet and in a part of the mind that can only be reached by entering it. Written by Simone Brown <bianca_s_b@hotmail.com>

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Don't ever open the door. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cameron See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$136,203
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Production Co:

Smart Egg Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Very Good B-Movie, imaginative
31 January 2005 | by thewag777See all my reviews

I enjoyed the plot of this movie. Certainly, monster in the closet is not an original idea, but they put their own spin on it. Sometimes, old plots are the best plots. I don't want this to be a spoiler, so I won't reveal too much.

This movie is about a boy with telekinetic powers. From early in the movie, we know there is something evil in his closet. The plot builds up throughout the movie and comes together nice and tight at the end. This is not some movie with a bunch of weird supernatural stuff that have nothing to do with each other, like Friday 13th part 7. This one all comes together.

My favourite scene is the one with the ceiling fan. Very exciting, though I don't see how a mere ceiling fan is cause for that much alarm. Well, thats what I love about B-movies. Some people just don't get it. I gave this 7 out of 10. It is a good horror B-movie. Not a movie for harsh critics though. Its good fun, very imaginative, but some would think its pretty stupid. If you're one of those people who hate everything, don't watch this. If you like B-movies and have a good imagination, than this, like so many films I recommend, is for you.


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