Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)

35mm film, colour
Dolby, English

An American comedy horror film directed by Josh Becker.

Plot Summary

An agoraphobic poet crosses paths with a woman who has been made homeless and attacked by a local gang and a man in a phone booth who experiences a strange “glitch” in the system.


Directed by: Josh Becker
© MCMXCI [1991] Renaissance Pictures II LImited Partnership
Renaissance Pictures presents a Sam Raimi & Robert Tapert production
Co-executive Producers: Brian C. Manoogian, James A. Courtney
Produced by: Bruce Campbell
Co-producer: David M. Goodman
Associate Producer: Ruth Jessup
Written by: Josh Becker
Director of Photography: Jeffrey Dougherty
Edited by: Kaye Davis
Music Composed by: Joseph LoDuca
Production Sound Mixer: Al Rizzo
Wardrobe: Nancy Smytka
Makeup Artist/Hairdresser: Sophia Contoguris
Special Effects Supervisor: Gary Jones
Stop Motion Animation: Dave Hettmer
Production Designer: Peter Gurski

Theodore Raimi (Hank)
Deborah Foreman (Nancy)
Bruce Campbell as Ray
George Aguilar (Comet)
Brian McCree (Presto)
Eddy Roumaya (Joker)
Michelle Stacey (billboard woman)
John Hardy (Mr Jackson)
Anna Aycox (mailwoman)
Carol Vernon (Mrs Rabinowitz)
Josefa Rigial (Mrs Rameriz)
Philip A. Gillis (desk clerk)
Reginald “Molsi Ski” Abrams (rapper #1)
Robert “M.C.” Lee Walker (rapper #2)
Wilbert Lawrence “Duncan” Hines (rapper #3)
Robert Grossman (drunk)
Von Washington (ticket seller)
John Cameron (Edgar Allen Poe)
Annette Sinclair (blonde)
Henrietta Hermelin (Hank's mom)
John Saunders (Uncle Al)
Shannon (street dog)

Alternative Titles

…gia desimo! – Greece (video)
Hibbantak: Egy szerelmi történet – Hungary
Loucos Muito Loucos – Brazil
Lunatics – Duell der Alpträume – Germany
Ruuvit löysällä – Finland
Svitati – Italy



  • Cinefantastique vol.22 no.4 (February 1992) pp.40-41 – illustrated article (Lunatics by Sue Uram)
  • Cinefantastique vol.24 no.3/4 (October 1993) p.123 – review (by Judith Harris)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.321 no.45 (20 February 1992) pp.66, 69 (USA) – credits, review (Film Review by Duane Byrge)
  • Samhain no.33 (July/August 1992 pp.4; 20-23 – note (Hot snatches); illustrated article (Gone to the dog by John Gullidge)
  • Variety 16 September 1991 p.88 – credits, review


  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.340
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.299
  • The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.438-439