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A Night to Dismember (1989)

Not Rated | | Horror | 14 June 1989 (USA)
A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

Director:

Doris Wishman

Writers:

Judy J. Kushner (story) (as Judith J. Kushner), Judy J. Kushner (screenplay) (as Judith J. Kushner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Fox ... Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins Diane Cummins ... Mary
Saul Meth Saul Meth ... Adam
Miriam Meth Miriam Meth ... Blanche
William Szarka William Szarka ... Billy (as Bill Szarka)
Chris Smith Chris Smith ... Sam (credit only)
Dee Cummins Dee Cummins ... Vicki (credit only)
Larry Hunter Larry Hunter ... Larry (as Norman Main)
Mary Lamay Mary Lamay ... Ann (as Mary Lomay)
Rita Rogers Rita Rogers ... Aunt Bea
Nina Stengel Nina Stengel ... Nina
Frankie Sabat Frankie Sabat ... Frankie
Alexandria Alexandria ... Nancy
William Longo Jr. William Longo Jr. ... Timmy
Rob DeRosa ... Marty (as Robert De Rosa)
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Storyline

A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

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Doris Wishman's Cult Classic ...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doris Wishman's A Night to Dismember See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Juri Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to cinematographer C. Davis Smith, Samantha Fox paid Doris Wishman $2,000 to get the starring role of Vicki Kent. This may account for Wishman's claim that the original print was destroyed in a fire, as the re-shoots primarily focused on Fox. Davis suggests that Wishman took the money, and then fabricated the story as an excuse to re-shoot with a new lead actress (Fox), but he admits he doesn't know for sure. See more »

Goofs

Actress Alexandria is credited in the film's on-screen credits as playing "Nancy". In reality, she plays "Bonnie Kent". Actor Larry Hunter is credited as playing "Larry" but his actual role is "Uncle Sebastian". See more »

Alternate Versions

A 90 minute version was discovered in 2018. Samantha Fox does not appear in this film. It has a different plot and music from the released version. The newly discovered cut was the original or "lost" version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Night to Remember (1942) See more »

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Trashy,sleazy,gory and completely illogical.
30 September 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Doris Wishman's "A Night to Dismember" is an ultra-cheap and sleazy slasher flick that simply has to be seen to believed.Wishman was an innovative low budget filmmaker.Her directing,editing and marketing of her films was all self-taught and almost all of her films were self-produced."A Night to Dismember" is her only full fledged horror film.It is also a big mess.The editing is beyond awful,the use of same location in several scenes is painfully obvious,the acting is amateurish and the story is illogical and confusing.Still the film is never boring and there are some fairly nasty scenes of gory carnage including ripped out hearts and chopped off fingers.Basically "A Night to Dismember" is about psychotic woman who gets out of an insane asylum and promptly starts butchering people around her.Give this low budget trash a look.4 out of 10.


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