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Ghost Riders (1987)

An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.


Alan Stewart


Clay McBride (screenplay by), James Desmarais (screenplay by) (as James J. Desmarais)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Shaw ... Rev. Thadeous Sutton / Prof. Jim Sutton
Bill Shaw Bill Shaw ... Rev. Thadeous Sutton / Prof. Jim Sutton
Jim Peters Jim Peters ... Hampton
Ricky Long Ricky Long ... Cory
Cari Powell Cari Powell ... Pam
Arland Bishop Arland Bishop ... Tommy
Mike Ammons Mike Ammons ... Frank Clements (as Mike 'Dusty' Ammons)
Carl Young Carl Young ... Waco Kid
Bill Moses Bill Moses ... Cock-eye
Steve Fincher Steve Fincher ... Hands
David Miller David Miller ... Tex-Mex
James Desmarais James Desmarais ... Jake (as James J. Desmarais)
Gerald Stewart Gerald Stewart ... Baxter
'Doc' Lipsey 'Doc' Lipsey ... Sheriff (as Wm. 'Doc' Lipsey)
Wade 'Jesse' Mason Wade 'Jesse' Mason ... Deputy


An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.

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Horror | Western








Release Date:

19 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostriders See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
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Never Got Over You
Written by John Cleghorn
Performed by The Kangs
© Copyright 1986
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If Ed Wood had a larger budget he could have made this film.
2 February 2001 | by MelllvarSee all my reviews

I was disappointed in this movie.I found this movie on a discount shelf and bought it looking for a good "bad" movie. what I found was a bad "bad" movie. The plot was your basic "ghost seeks revenge on family of man who killed him",but it was never quite clear then,why the family wasn't wiped out years ago. Many of the scenes really had nothing to do with the plot and several of the final scenes appeared to be influenced by Night of the Living Dead though not as well executed.The outlaws were not very convincing and Bill Shaw, in the roles of the preacher and his grandson, was not very effective. The sound quality was bad in spots,but that could just have been on my tape.In any case it meant I didn't have to listen to the poor delivery of some really bad dialog.

I can't recommend this film.I gave it a 2 only because it wasn't as bad as Kazaam.

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