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Christie Parson arrives home as Dr. Parson is sitting by the pool.  Dr. Parson is hit in the back with a bat by someone and then hit in the face before falling into the pool.  Christie walks outside and sees Dr. Parson floating in the pool.   
 
Christie Parson arrives home as Dr. Parson is sitting by the pool.  Dr. Parson is hit in the back with a bat by someone and then hit in the face before falling into the pool.  Christie walks outside and sees Dr. Parson floating in the pool.   
  
Greg Stevens and Josh (Mortuary)|Josh arrive at a warehouse in Greg's van.  Josh starts to gather tires to steal and says his former boss, Hank Andrews owes him $150.  As they walk into another room they pass by a coffin with a hand sticking out.  They come across a stash of odd items including an M-16, top hat, and toy statue.  They hear some chanting and go to a window to see Hank at a podium and a group of women, including Eve Parson, chanting and dancing around a cauldron.  goes to get the tires while Greg stays and watches the seance.  As is rolling the tires, he finds the casket with the arm hanging out and when he opens it, finds Mrs. Andrews in a wedding dress.  The door to the room Greg is in shuts and is locked.  Josh is then stabbed and killed with a trocar by someone wearing white makeup and a robe.  Greg hears tires squealing and finds the door now unlocked, but doesn't find Josh.  Greg runs to a window and sees his van driving away.  Later, Greg and Christie are in her car and after he tells her about Josh, he mentions seeing Hank and some women having a seance.  They decide to go to the Skating Plus roller rink to look for Josh and Greg sees his van in the parking lot.  They go inside the roller rink and see Jim (Mortuary)|Jim, Mark (Mortuary)|Mark and Bonnie.
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Greg Stevens and Josh (Mortuary)|Josh arrive at a warehouse in Greg's van.  Josh starts to gather tires to steal and says his former boss, Hank Andrews owes him $150.  As they walk into another room they pass by a coffin with a hand sticking out.  They come across a stash of odd items including an M-16, top hat, and toy statue.  They hear some chanting and go to a window to see Hank at a podium and a group of women, including Eve Parson, chanting and dancing around a cauldron.  goes to get the tires while Greg stays and watches the seance.  As is rolling the tires, he finds the casket with the arm hanging out and when he opens it, finds Mrs. Andrews in a wedding dress.  The door to the room Greg is in shuts and is locked.  Josh is then stabbed and killed with a trocar by someone wearing white makeup and a robe.  Greg hears tires squealing and finds the door now unlocked, but doesn't find Josh.  Greg runs to a window and sees his van driving away.  Later, Greg and Christie are in her car and after he tells her about Josh, he mentions seeing Hank and some women having a seance.  They decide to go to the Skating Plus roller rink to look for Josh and Greg sees his van in the parking lot.  They go inside the roller rink and see Jim (Mortuary)|Jim, Mark (Mortuary)|Mark and Bonnie.  Greg asks them if they have seen Josh, but Bonnie tells him, Josh hasn't shown up yet.  When Greg and Christie leave, he notices his van is gone from the parking lot.  Christie parks in front of Greg's house, and as they kiss, the robed person with Greg's van parks it nearby and gets out.  As the robed person is about to attack Greg and Christie, the lights on Greg's porch turn on and Bob Stevens and Lois Stevens call for Greg.  Greg hurries inside and Christie drives away as Bob asks Greg where he has been all night.  At college, Paul Andrews shows Christie a new Mozart album he just got and invites her to come over and listen to it at his house, but she tells him she is busy.  As they are talking, Greg, Jim and Mark walk towards them and Greg kisses Christie and they leave.  Jim makes fun of Paul's Mozart album and then walks away with Mark.  Greg asks Christie if she can drive him to the Sheriff's Department so he can pick up his van which was found at the bus station.  As Christie is driving after dropping off Greg, a black station wagon starts to follow closely behind her, she gets home and tells Eve someone was following her, but Eve doesn't believe her and she has had quite the imagination since Dr. Parson's accident.  Christie insists it wasn't an accident and accuses Eve of wanting Dr. Parson dead so she could date Hank.  At the Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Duncan accuses Greg of stealing from Hank.  Sheriff Duncan asks Greg where Josh is and Greg accuses Hank of having a seance, which he denies.  Sheriff Duncan tosses Greg the keys to his van and tells him to leave.  At night, Christie has a nightmare and starts to sleepwalk.  She walks over to the window overlooking the pool as the person wearing the robe looks at her through another window.  She goes outside and walks into the pool.  She wakes up as her mouth hits the water and the person in the robe calls out to her.  She runs inside and calls out to Eve and tells her someone tried to kill her.  Eve tells Christie she wants to take her to see a psychologist, but Christie accuses Eve of wanting to get rid of her.  At the cemetery, Greg admits to Christie he saw Eve at the seance with Hank and Christie thinks maybe Eve and Hank are working together to get rid of her like Dr. Parson.  Paul shows up at the cemetery with flowers and gives a rose from a bouquet he had brought for Mrs. Andrews to Christie.  Greg and Christie stop at his parents flower shop to pick up some flowers and Bob tells him Hank called and they might lose his business.  Lois gives Greg a wreath to drop off at the mortuary and Greg promises not to even talk with Hank.  Hank is talking to a Mortuary Customer as Greg walks in and when Hank goes to sign the receipt for the wreath, Mortuary Customer tells her husband, she doesn't think he will be comfortable in the casket Hank showed them.  Hank threatens Greg if he continues to tell Sheriff Duncan he does seances or catches him in his warehouse, he is going to end up in a casket.

Revision as of 08:13, 26 March 2020

A young woman suspects a group that speaks to the dead may have something to do with the death of her father.


Genre

Horror, Slasher

Characters/Groups

Christie Parson - Mary McDonough

Greg Stevens - David Wallace

Paul Andrews - Bill Paxton

Eve Parson - Lynda Day George

Hank Andrews - Christopher George

Jim - Curt Ayers

Sheriff Duncan - Bill Conklin

Mrs. Andrews - Donna Garrett

Mark - Greg Kaye

Josh - Denis Mandel

Mortuary Customer - Violet Manes

Bob Stevens - Alvy Moore

Dr. Parson - Danny Rogers

Bonnie - Beth Schaffel

Lois Stevens - Marlene Schmidt

Character thumbnails with links to profiles

Detailed Synopsis

Christie Parson arrives home as Dr. Parson is sitting by the pool. Dr. Parson is hit in the back with a bat by someone and then hit in the face before falling into the pool. Christie walks outside and sees Dr. Parson floating in the pool.

Greg Stevens and Josh (Mortuary)|Josh arrive at a warehouse in Greg's van. Josh starts to gather tires to steal and says his former boss, Hank Andrews owes him $150. As they walk into another room they pass by a coffin with a hand sticking out. They come across a stash of odd items including an M-16, top hat, and toy statue. They hear some chanting and go to a window to see Hank at a podium and a group of women, including Eve Parson, chanting and dancing around a cauldron. goes to get the tires while Greg stays and watches the seance. As is rolling the tires, he finds the casket with the arm hanging out and when he opens it, finds Mrs. Andrews in a wedding dress. The door to the room Greg is in shuts and is locked. Josh is then stabbed and killed with a trocar by someone wearing white makeup and a robe. Greg hears tires squealing and finds the door now unlocked, but doesn't find Josh. Greg runs to a window and sees his van driving away. Later, Greg and Christie are in her car and after he tells her about Josh, he mentions seeing Hank and some women having a seance. They decide to go to the Skating Plus roller rink to look for Josh and Greg sees his van in the parking lot. They go inside the roller rink and see Jim (Mortuary)|Jim, Mark (Mortuary)|Mark and Bonnie. Greg asks them if they have seen Josh, but Bonnie tells him, Josh hasn't shown up yet. When Greg and Christie leave, he notices his van is gone from the parking lot. Christie parks in front of Greg's house, and as they kiss, the robed person with Greg's van parks it nearby and gets out. As the robed person is about to attack Greg and Christie, the lights on Greg's porch turn on and Bob Stevens and Lois Stevens call for Greg. Greg hurries inside and Christie drives away as Bob asks Greg where he has been all night. At college, Paul Andrews shows Christie a new Mozart album he just got and invites her to come over and listen to it at his house, but she tells him she is busy. As they are talking, Greg, Jim and Mark walk towards them and Greg kisses Christie and they leave. Jim makes fun of Paul's Mozart album and then walks away with Mark. Greg asks Christie if she can drive him to the Sheriff's Department so he can pick up his van which was found at the bus station. As Christie is driving after dropping off Greg, a black station wagon starts to follow closely behind her, she gets home and tells Eve someone was following her, but Eve doesn't believe her and she has had quite the imagination since Dr. Parson's accident. Christie insists it wasn't an accident and accuses Eve of wanting Dr. Parson dead so she could date Hank. At the Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Duncan accuses Greg of stealing from Hank. Sheriff Duncan asks Greg where Josh is and Greg accuses Hank of having a seance, which he denies. Sheriff Duncan tosses Greg the keys to his van and tells him to leave. At night, Christie has a nightmare and starts to sleepwalk. She walks over to the window overlooking the pool as the person wearing the robe looks at her through another window. She goes outside and walks into the pool. She wakes up as her mouth hits the water and the person in the robe calls out to her. She runs inside and calls out to Eve and tells her someone tried to kill her. Eve tells Christie she wants to take her to see a psychologist, but Christie accuses Eve of wanting to get rid of her. At the cemetery, Greg admits to Christie he saw Eve at the seance with Hank and Christie thinks maybe Eve and Hank are working together to get rid of her like Dr. Parson. Paul shows up at the cemetery with flowers and gives a rose from a bouquet he had brought for Mrs. Andrews to Christie. Greg and Christie stop at his parents flower shop to pick up some flowers and Bob tells him Hank called and they might lose his business. Lois gives Greg a wreath to drop off at the mortuary and Greg promises not to even talk with Hank. Hank is talking to a Mortuary Customer as Greg walks in and when Hank goes to sign the receipt for the wreath, Mortuary Customer tells her husband, she doesn't think he will be comfortable in the casket Hank showed them. Hank threatens Greg if he continues to tell Sheriff Duncan he does seances or catches him in his warehouse, he is going to end up in a casket.