The Granny

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The Granny
The Granny.jpg
Front of the VHS video box
Directed by Luca Bercovici
Produced by Sam Bernard
Natan Zahavi
Written by Luca Bercovici
Sam Bernard (story)
Starring Stella Stevens
Shannon Whirry
Sandy Helberg
Brant von Hoffman
Music by Kendall Schmidt
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Edited by Sherwood Jones
Distributed by WarnerVision Films
Release date
  • August 25, 1995 (1995-08-25)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Granny is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Luca Bercovici and written by Bercovici and Sam Bernard. The film stars Stella Stevens as a grandmother who comes back from her grave to seek revenge on her greedy family. After a limited release at drive-in theaters, the film was printed directly to VHS video format.

Noted by collectors of modern B-movies for its poor script and amateur acting, The Granny has been called "one of the finer pieces of trash".[1][2]

Synopsis[edit]

The family of a wealthy woman named Anastasia "Granny" Gargoli (Stella Stevens) wants her to die so they can inherit her insurance. Granny is given an eternal life potion by a mysterious preacher Namon Ami (Luca Bercovici). Although the preacher admonishes her not to take it in sunlight, Granny ignores him and drinks it in broad daylight. She melts into nothing, but arises from a grave as a vampire-like monster. Granny starts killing her family to prevent them from inheriting her fortune. It is up to Kelly (Shannon Whirry) and Amy (Samantha Hendricks) to stop the blood hungry, vampire-like granny.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Music[edit]

The film score was composed by Kendall Schmidt. The film also featured the song Hard Feelings by the heavy rock band Blackthorn from their album Afterlife.

Release[edit]

Rating[edit]

Initially the film was to be given NC-17,[citation needed] but eventually was rated R for violence and gore, crude sexuality and language.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, J.R., The Granny, Video Review, Entertainment Weekly, May 26, 1995
  2. ^ a b The Granny, Review, Media-Assault.com, May 12, 1999
  3. ^ The Cast of Sherman Oaks, CultTVman.com

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