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Ghost Riders (1987)

An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.


Alan Stewart


Clay McBride (screenplay by), James Desmarais (screenplay by) (as James J. Desmarais)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Shaw ... Rev. Thadeous Sutton / Prof. Jim Sutton
Bill Shaw Bill Shaw ... Rev. Thadeous Sutton / Prof. Jim Sutton
Jim Peters Jim Peters ... Hampton
Ricky Long Ricky Long ... Cory
Cari Powell Cari Powell ... Pam
Arland Bishop Arland Bishop ... Tommy
Mike Ammons Mike Ammons ... Frank Clements (as Mike 'Dusty' Ammons)
Carl Young Carl Young ... Waco Kid
Bill Moses Bill Moses ... Cock-eye
Steve Fincher Steve Fincher ... Hands
David Miller David Miller ... Tex-Mex
James Desmarais James Desmarais ... Jake (as James J. Desmarais)
Gerald Stewart Gerald Stewart ... Baxter
'Doc' Lipsey 'Doc' Lipsey ... Sheriff (as Wm. 'Doc' Lipsey)
Wade 'Jesse' Mason Wade 'Jesse' Mason ... Deputy


An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.

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Horror | Western








Release Date:

19 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA


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$50,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »


Train of Heartbeats
Written By David Zychek and Edgar Riley, Jr.
Performed by The Kangs
© Copyright 1986
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Anemic horror/western underachievement.
14 August 2011 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

A band of old west outlaws rise from the grave to exact vengeance against the descendants of those responsible for lynching their top-dog 100 years earlier.

While there is little to complain about as far as technical aptitude is concerned, GHOSTRIDERS is far from a rewarding or memorable film-watching experience. There is a smidgen of suspense buildup within the final fifteen minutes, but that certainly doesn't make this otiose Hee-Haw of Horror the slightest bit recommendable.

Give me just a wee bit of bloodshed...maybe some boobs. Hell, give me ONE boob, just something, ANYTHING to make this all seem like more than just a goddamn waste of time. There was a fairly workable idea here, but somehow it took the form of this nothing-flavored mephitis of a motion picture...no scares, no gratuitous ANYTHING...not even an unintentional chuckle(besides the one that comes after you've finished watching it).


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