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Terry O Terry O'Quinn
Jerry Blake
Jill Schoelen Jill Schoelen
Stephanie Maine
Shelley Hack Shelley Hack
Susan
Stephen Shellen Stephen Shellen
Jim Ogilvie
Robyn Stevan Robyn Stevan
Karen
Anna Hagan Anna Hagan
Mrs. Leitner
Gillian Barber Gillian Barber
Annie Barnes
Blu Mankuma Blu Mankuma
Lt. Jack Wall


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Brian Garfield Brian Garfield
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13 years, 3 months ago at May 2 17:13
This is honestly one of the greatest slasher flicks i have ever seen.i searched long and hard for a copy of this film but the search was well worth it. The story centers around a teenage girl who discovers that her step-father is a cold blooded killer.Great plot! Great acting! and the first time ive seen a girl younger than 18 nude! This is one of those films that deserves to be on dvd.

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11 years ago at Aug 7 23:02
I think the 2009 remake is definitely better, but Terry O'Quinn is much scarier as the serial killer.
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After murdering his entire family, a man remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.
Release date: 5 June 1987
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