American Gothic

American Gothic

Director: John Hough, Rod Steiger, Yvonne de Carlo, Sarah Torgov

Cast: John Hough, Rod Steiger, Yvonne de Carlo, Sarah Torgov

     
 
This eccentric, amusingly sick Canadian production involves a group of annoying yuppies who charter a plane for a camping getaway, only to find themselves making an emergency landing on an isolated, forest-covered island. They are taken in by the only inhabitants, the rabidly-religious "Ma & Pa" (Yvonne De Carlo and Rod Steiger), who seem trapped in a Norman

Overview

This eccentric, amusingly sick Canadian production involves a group of annoying yuppies who charter a plane for a camping getaway, only to find themselves making an emergency landing on an isolated, forest-covered island. They are taken in by the only inhabitants, the rabidly-religious "Ma & Pa" (Yvonne De Carlo and Rod Steiger), who seem trapped in a Norman Rockwellian time-warp and are invited to stay the night. This proves to be every bit as unpleasant as it seems -- especially after the hapless campers are introduced to the psychotic, middle-aged "children" (Michael J. Pollard and Janet Wright) -- who appear to be pushing 50. Before long, it's crazed crackers 1, campers 0 and counting, as the warped, scripture-spouting yokels take sharp objects in hand... until one of the campers (Sarah Torgov) reveals her own homicidal potential and goes completely berserk. Despite delightfully weird performances from a top-drawer cast, this campy romp is slightly spoiled by a poorly-scripted climax that suggests a sudden loss of creative inspiration.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0692865130338
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Trinity Home Ent
Time:
1:29:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Steiger Pa
Yvonne De Carlo Ma
Sarah Torgov Cynthia
Michael J. Pollard Woody
Fiona Hutchinson Lynn
William Hootkins Teddy
Will Wright Actor
Terry Kelly Psychiatrist
Mark Ericksen Jeff
Caroline Barclay Terri
Mark Lindsay Chapman Rob
Stephen Shelley Paul
Janet Wright Fanny

Technical Credits
John Hough Director,Screenwriter
Allen Benjamin Special Effects
Keith Denny Costumes/Costume Designer
Dorothy Fehr Stunts
Joe Gould Set Decoration/Design
Ty Haller Asst. Director
Harvey Harrison Cinematographer
Christopher Harrop Co-producer
David Hiscox Production Designer
Gordon Kay Makeup
Terry Lens Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Manley Executive Producer
John O'Connor Associate Producer
Alan Parker Score Composer
John Quested Co-producer
John Victor Smith Editor
Michael Viner Screenwriter
Lindsay Walker Casting
John Wardlow Stunts
Bert Wetanson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
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   Audio Setup
      English 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
      Spanish 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
   Scene Selections

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