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The Hook of Woodland Heights (1990)

An escaped mental patient, who is missing a hand, uses a large barbecue fork in its place and proceeds to kill off the local teenagers.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert W. Allen Robert W. Allen ... Mason Crane
Christine McNamara Christine McNamara ... Katie
Michael Elyanow Michael Elyanow ... Thomas W. Johnson
David MacWilliams David MacWilliams ... Orderly #1
Keeton Arnett Keeton Arnett ... Orderly #2
Mark Veau Mark Veau ... Orderly #3
Shauna Dian Wharton Shauna Dian Wharton ... Christopher's Mom
C. Douglas Frauenholz C. Douglas Frauenholz ... Christopher's Dad
Christopher Demoranville Christopher Demoranville ... Christopher
Justin Ballard Justin Ballard ... Johnny
Joel D. Seger Joel D. Seger ... Andy Taylor
Jeff Densmore Jeff Densmore ... Jimmy Tucker
John Riley John Riley ... Patient #1
Toni Ballard Toni Ballard ... Patient #3
Cindi Lee McTiernan Cindi Lee McTiernan ... Nurse #1


An escaped mental patient, who is missing a hand, uses a large barbecue fork in its place and proceeds to kill off the local teenagers.

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Comedy | Short | Horror







Filming Locations:

Holden, Massachusetts, USA See more »


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$3,500 (estimated)
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Media House Productions See more »
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made at the end of the slasher era
13 August 2009 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

First of all, this short movie is extremely hard to find. It's a low budget one and never officially released so it was up to depravity lane to search and at last find it. So I did, only to be available on NTSC VHS. So for an European that means trouble but friends in the US converted it so I could watch it. The storyline is simple, some serial killer escapes from an asylum to go on a killer spree. It's all done in a very good way, i would like to give a big cheer to the cameraman, beautifully filmed, knowing that it dates from '88, camera's were very heavy then. Anyway, the acting could have been better but it's home made so this is what you get. The editing is okay too, some scene's are a bit too long but it only clocks in at 40 minutes. The blood flows but you never see the 'hook' going into the flesh, when they show it it's a close up so you know that it's a 'special effect'. No gore, only bloodletting as said. Should they have made it 30 minutes it would have been a lot better. But what makes it an ode to the slashers, the stupid victims, the slashers, the hero who dies, the girl who solves the problem almost, the open ending to make ...part 2. Well if you ever find it buy it because it contains Attack of the killer refrigerator.

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