A Night to Dismember (1983)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Doris Wishman.

Plot Summary

A woman from a supposedly cursed family is released from a psychiatric hospital and soon finds herself the prime suspect when dismembered corpses begin to appear…


Directed by: Doris Wishman
© MCMLXXXIII [1983] Juri Productions, Inc.
A Juri Productions, Inc. presentation
Produced by: Doris Wishman
Associate Producer: Lorenzo Marinelli
Production Manager: Jim Proser
Coordinator: Lynn Manwaring
Story and Screenplay by: Judith J. Kushner
Director of Photography: C. Davis Smith
Additional Photography: Robert Lindsay, Anthony J. Spala, Bob Zimmerman
Edited by: Lawrence Anthony
Post Production: East End Co.
Color by: Movielab
Music Composed and Arranged by: Danny Girlando
Recorded at: Ian London Productions
Sound: Steve Rogers
Boom Operator: Steve Deutsch
Re-recording Mixer: Aaron Nathanson
Synchonization: Eli Haviv
Make-up: Miriam Meth
Special Effects: Les Lorrain
Visual Effects by: John A. Bezich
Opticals: B&O Film Effects, Corp.
Assistants: Clint Elliot, Paulette Licitra, Noreen Evans, Denise Marino, Tina Botond, Lawrence Marinelli Jr
Promotional Consultants: John Rochford, Terry Taylor
Technical Advisor: Richard L. Kushner
Casting: Dawn Whitman

Samantha Fox (Vicki Kent)

The Kent Family
Diane Cummins (Mary)
Saul Meth (Adam)
Miriam Meth (Blanche)
Bill Szarka (Billy)
Chris Smith (Sam)

The Todd Family
Dee Cummins (Vicki)
Norman Main [real name: Larry Hunter] (Larry)
Mary Lomay (Ann)
Rita Rogers (Aunt Bea)

Nina Stengel (Nina)
Frankie Sabat (Frankie)
Alexandria (Nancy)
William Longo Jr (Timmy)
Robert De Rosa (Marty)
Heather Sabat (Sandy)
John Szarka (John)

Extracts included in
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)



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