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This underrated teen-revenge horror film starring Stephen Geoffreys (Stephen Geoffreys) was the directorial debut of Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in the Robert Englund series. Geoffreys plays Hoax, a picked-on nerd who lives with his religious-nut mother Lucy (the marvelous Sandy Dennis). One day Hoax calls a 976-line for a "Horrorscope," and the demonic voice at the other end starts giving him wicked advice. Before long, he has killed his brother's girlfriend with tarantulas, slashed the face of a teen tough with his newly-sprouted talons, and gutted several of his tormentors. Only a well-meaning journalist and a sexy schoolmarm can stop the now-demonic Hoax before he sends the whole neighborhood straight to Hell. Granted, the screenplay is rather confused and slow-moving, but Geoffreys and Dennis are great, the effects work by Kevin Yagher is skillful, and this is one of the few teen-horror films with characters that are actually interesting. Look for Robert Picardo (Robert Picardo) in a fun cameo as the diabolical Mark Darke. After a brief stint as a teen star, Geoffreys went on to appear in gay porn films as "Sam Ritter." ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:March 22, 1989

Cast

Stephen Geoffreys
as Hoax
Jim Metzler
as Marty Palmer
Maria Rubell
as Angella Martinez
Patrick O'Bryan
as Spike
Sandy Dennis
as Aunt Lucy
Jim Thiebaud
as Rags
Gunther Jensen
as Airhead
Darren E. Burrows
as Jeff
Robert Picardo
as Mark Dark
Rene Assa
J.J. Cohen
as Marcus
Greg Collins
as Mr. Selby
Joanna Keyes
as Suzie's Mother
J.J. Johnston
as Virgil
Demetre Phillips
as Sgt. Bell
Don Bajema
as Deputy
Tom McFadden
as Minister
Cynthia Szigeti
as Female Operator
Christopher Metas
as Cashier
Roxanne Rogers
as Waitress
Bert Hinchman
as Coroner
Jim Landis
as Paramedic #2
Ed Corbett
as Santa Claus
Lezlie Deane
as Suzie
Paul Willson
as Mr. Michaels
Bert Hinchman
as Coroner
Roxanne Rogers
as Waitress
Christopher Metas
as Cashier
Cynthia Szigeti
as Female Operator
Demetre Phillips
as Sgt. Bell
Tom McFadden
as Minister
Joanna Keyes
as Suzie's Mother
Greg Collins
as Mr. Selby
Lezlie Deane
as Suzie
J.J. Johnston
as Virgil
J.J. Cohen
as Marcus
Ed Corbett
as Santa Claus
Don Bajema
as Deputy
Jim Landis
as Paramedic #2

Crew

Robert Englund
Director
Paul Hertzberg
Producer
Lisa Hansen
Producer
Rhet Topham
Screenwriter
Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter
Paul Elliott
Cinematographer
Tom Chase
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Rucker
Composer (Music Score)
Nancy Booth
Set Designer
Elizabeth Gower-Grudzinski
Costume Designer
Kevin Yagher
Makeup Special Effects
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