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The Demons of Ludlow (1983)

Unrated | | Horror | April 1988 (West Germany)
A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.

Director:

Bill Rebane

Writers:

William Arthur, Alan Ross (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul von Hausen Paul von Hausen ... Preacher
Stephanie Cushna Stephanie Cushna ... Debra
Carol Perry Carol Perry ... Ann Schultz
C. Dave Davis C. Dave Davis ... Mayor
Debra Dulman Debra Dulman ... Sybil
Patricia J. Statz Patricia J. Statz ... Emily
Angailica Angailica ... Ludlow's daughter
Mary Walden Mary Walden ... Eleanore / Demon
Michael Accardo Michael Accardo ... Andy
William Dexter William Dexter ... Doc
Don Arthur Don Arthur ... Ludlow
Deanna Haas Deanna Haas ... Demon
Genevieve Brown Genevieve Brown ... Demon
James E. Chamberlain James E. Chamberlain ... Demon (as James E.Chamberlain III)
Paul Bernard Paul Bernard ... Demon
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A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.

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Can you escape the curse of Ludlow? [video cover]

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Grauen um Ludlow See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Shooting Ranch Film Studio where this and The Devonsville Terror (1983) were filmed in Gleason, Wisconsin, was demolished in 1988. See more »

Goofs

The harpsichord given to the town is actually an upright player piano. No harpsichords were ever built upright. See more »

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Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide (2013) See more »

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"Play that funky music, white boy!"
20 July 2005 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Or in this case, play that funky music, haunted piano! I watched this for about fifteen minutes before I realised it wasn't a badly dubbed, inept, Italian horror film. It has that feel to it the rest of the running time, constant scene and plot changes that make little sense, poor acting and some partial nudity.

It starts with a celebration in a barn with a banjo playing and goes downhill from there. The cast are unknown actors who thankfully all stayed that way. There are a number of gratuitous underwear shots as one woman takes a lifetime to get dressed and also strange bits where ghosts seemingly strip a young woman topless. But that only holds the boredom at bay for fleeting moments.

Not to be missed is the flying possessed piano at the climax! A masterpiece of bad acting and incompetent special effects. How little money and thought did they spend on this mess? Only way this could have been a lot worse if they had Richard Clayderman or Billy Joel have a turn on the old piano and bash out a few chords of 'Knees up, Mother Brown,' while a bunch of London cockneys danced around like fools.

Avoid and watch John Carpenter's 'The Fog' as another reviewer mentioned.


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