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Cassandra (1987)

A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.

Director:

Colin Eggleston

Writers:

Colin Eggleston (screenplay), John Ruane (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tegan Charles Tegan Charles ... Cassandra (Child)
Tessa Humphries Tessa Humphries ... Jill / Cassandra
Dylan O'Neill Dylan O'Neill ... Warren (Child)
Briony Behets ... Helen
Natalie McCurry ... Sally
Shane Briant ... Stephen
Tim Burns ... Graham
Susan Barling Susan Barling ... Libby
Lee James Lee James ... Robert / Warren
Jeff Watson Jeff Watson ... Bob
Gary Traill Gary Traill ... Mr.Stone
Kit Taylor ... Harrison
Jeff Truman ... Devlin
Kate Carruthers Kate Carruthers ... Janice
John Ley ... Barman
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A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.

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A new look at terror. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kasandra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Was originally intended for Theatrical release but went straight to video instead. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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SUGAR FREE
Performed by Wa Wa Nee
Courtesy of CBS and EPIC Records
Written by Paul Gray
Published by MCA Gilbey
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Well-shot supernatural slasher with a humdrum plot
23 August 2016 | by yourmotheratemydog715See all my reviews

CASSANDRA, one of the last films by LONG WEEKEND helmer Colin Eggleston, is a supernatural slasher about a young woman (helpfully named Cassandra) who is being plagued by terrifying nightmares of a woman shooting herself and a scary little boy. Her parents are both being rather unhelpful about the problem, but when people in town start getting sliced and diced, it's revealed they've been keeping a lot from young Cassandra...

The film starts promising with a creepy, visually arresting dream sequence, and it's obvious that Mr. Eggleston knows what he's doing in the director's chair. When it wants to be, CASSANDRA is atmospheric and good-looking.

Unfortunately, it's relentlessly over-padded with snoozy scenes of photography shoots and marital drama, then spoiled by predictable plot happenings (I hesitate to even call them twists, due to how obvious they are). By the end, the film has become a ho-hum late-80s slasher, and not a fun one to watch either.

Not easy to recommend to anyone outside of Ozploitation and slasher completists. It's really not too bad, but you've seen it all before many a time and it's definitely not worth tracking down a VHS copy. Just watch LONG WEEKEND again instead.


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