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Grandmother's House (1988)

After the death of their beloved father, two teens go to their grandmother's house in California and begin to suspect their grandparents of murder.

Director:

Peter Rader

Writers:

Peter Jensen (story), Gayle Jensen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Foster Eric Foster ... David
Kim Valentine Kim Valentine ... Lynn
Len Lesser ... Grandfather
Ida Lee Ida Lee ... Grandmother
Brinke Stevens ... Woman
Michael Robinson Michael Robinson ... Kenny
Craig Yerman Craig Yerman ... Raymond
David Donham David Donham ... Mr. Sackett
Joan-Carol Bensen Joan-Carol Bensen ... Mrs. Sackett
Angela O'Neill ... Darlene
R.J. Walker R.J. Walker ... Sheriff
Furley Lumpkin Furley Lumpkin ... Deputy
Jeanette Jamron Jeanette Jamron ... Twin 1
Anitra Jamron Anitra Jamron ... Twin 2
David Algeier David Algeier ... Minister
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Storyline

When their father dies, Lynn and her younger brother David have to move in with their grandparents. Their mother died already when they were young, so they were told. One morning a dead man is found near their new home. A friend tells David, that it's not the first. Shortly after he sees his grandparents carry a body into the garage - are they the murderers? David calls the sheriff... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

She'll Spoil You To Death!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandma's House See more »

Filming Locations:

Rosemead, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Omega Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Peter Rader's first film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where David is in the hospital emergency room, the nurse wipes blood off his face. In the next scene, a police officer asks him a question. When it cuts back to David, the blood is back on his face. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: This is her underwear, I could make you eat them!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone Hung Up on Me Tonight
Music & Lyrics by Barry Labov
Performed by Labov & Beyond
Copyright © Labov & Beyond, BMI 1987
Music Published by Omega Music, Ltd.
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Shocking, unpredictable thriller.
23 June 2000 | by bigpappa1--2See all my reviews

Two teens go to live with their grandparents after both their mom and dad die, but grandma and grandpa have a few skeletons in their closet that are about to explode. Film is tightly paced and well edited. It also has many shocking and most important believable twist and turns and once you think you have it figured out, it throws another surprise at you. Very unpredictable. Film also has Brinke Stevens only good performance, though the rest of the cast is so-so. A very little seen gem of a film. Not a horror film like many believe it to be, but more of a suspense film. My Rating: 8 out of 10. I still can't believe this film got so many negative reviews.


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