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Director: Michael Fischa
Cast: William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Buttrick, Shari Shattuck, Alexa Hamilton
Gorgon Video / Region A-1 / Unrated / 1.78:1 Widescreen / English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo / 87 minutes
Extras: New 2k High Definition Transfer From The Original Uncut And Uncensored Camera Negative / Commentary With Director Michael Fischa, Producer Jamie Beardsley, And Editor Michael Kewley / An Exercise In Terror: The Making Of Death Spa / Theatrical Trailer / Video Trailer
(NOTE: The internet seems to think that Death Spa is from 1989 even though the Blu-ray cover says 1987. For internet search purposes, we will go with 1989 for the title of this article.)
Are you ready for a deep, poetic, atmospheric horror movie that will give you nightmares for days? Well sorry, all I have is Death Spa, a 1980s time capsule of epic proportions. Director Michael Fischa is known for such classics as the PG-13 comedy My Mom's a Werewolf, neo-blaxploitation flick Crackhouse (starring Richard Roundtree and Jim Brown) and the not-at-all-sterotypically-named Rice Girl. What I'm saying is, Fischa is known for making some pretty "out there" stuff and the incredibly cheesy and satisfyingly bad Death Spa is no exception. A health spa (which had a heyday in the '80s) that's possessed by an angry ex-wife's spirit? There is no way this can't be fun.