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The Granny (1995)

R | | Comedy, Horror | Video 23 May 1995
Granny's family wants her dead so they can collect her insurance. While she is on her death bed, she drinks an eternal life potion and returns to the land of the living. She is on a mission... See full summary »

Director:

Luca Bercovici

Writers:

Sam Bernard (story), Luca Bercovici (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stella Stevens ... Granny
Shannon Whirry ... Kelly
Luca Bercovici ... Namon Ami
Brant von Hoffman ... David
Sandy Helberg ... Albert
Patricia Sturges Patricia Sturges ... Andrea
Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst ... Antoinette
Ryan Bollman ... Junior
Samantha Hendricks Samantha Hendricks ... Amy
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Mr. Sadler
Teresa Ganzel ... Leanne
Dan Woren ... Lenny
Kedrick Wolf Kedrick Wolf ... Dr. Hardy
Tyrus ... Tyrus
Anthony Hickox ... Frederick
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Granny's family wants her dead so they can collect her insurance. While she is on her death bed, she drinks an eternal life potion and returns to the land of the living. She is on a mission to wreak havoc over her greedy relatives. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Being Granny's Favorite Can Be Murder! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, crude sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eredi di sangue See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shot in eighteen days. See more »

Quotes

Granny: [to her grown child] "You were a load I should've swallowed!"
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Features The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Do You Know Where
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Music Written by IS
Lyrics written by Chet Zar
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Let Granny give you a gooey kiss...
20 December 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Surprisingly entertaining tongue-in-cheek little horror flick of the mid-90's that is undeservedly obscure and unloved. The film has a relatively original premise – with a few identifiable moments of comedy – about a wealthy grandmother who's offered the chance to gain immortality by a mysterious hermit who shows up at her ; under the condition that she makes peace with her family on Thanksgiving Day. That's easier said than done, however, as her family is a collection of greedy vultures and sleaze scumbags that cannot wait for granny to die so that they can finally sell the parental house and inherit the family fortune. Only the geeky but obviously stunningly beautiful granddaughter Kelly genuinely cares for Granny with all her heart. Granny ignores the condition, drinks the potion and dies at the spot. The family is very happy, of course, especially since they clumsily altered the testament themselves, but granny soon after returns as a vengeful and bloodthirsty demon. The grotesque death sequences benefit from goody gruesome make-up effects (one woman is eaten by her fur coat, another one has his penis bitten off, etc…) and there are quite a lot of tasteless and blackly comical gags on taboo topics like incest. The final act of the film becomes quite ridiculous; especially when all the massacred family members return as demons as well to complete their Thanksgiving diner. The climax battle also definitely outstays its welcome, but hey, certain little flaws are easy to forgive. Last but not least, there's some fantastically gratuitous and more than welcome nudity, provided by the extremely hot female starlets Shannon Whirry (a former soft core actress) and the voluptuous Heather Parkhurst (a former bikini advertisement model).


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