Release dateNovember 1988 (USA) Music directorMichael Tavera, Tom Jenkins CastDonna Dixon (Cynthia Mitchell), Joe Alaskey (Ron Douglas), Jeff Kober (Ike) Similar moviesThe Final Girls (2015), Ed and His Dead Mother (1993), Theres Nothing Out There (1991), You Cant Kill Stephen King (2012), Stepmonster (1993)
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Brother-and-sister cannibals (Jeff Kober, Donna Dixon) bring a likely candidate (Joe Alaskey) home for a family holiday dinner.
Lucky Stiff is a 1988 American comedy horror film written by comedy writer Pat Proft and directed by Anthony Perkins. It is his only directing credit apart from Psycho III.
Ron Douglas has no luck in women, and when his bride runs away on their wedding day, he goes on holiday up in the mountains, only to be reminded more of his misery when placed in the honey-moon wing of the hotel. However he finds love with Cynthia, a beautiful blonde, and his self esteem improves. Cynthia invites him for Christmas dinner, and he accepts, only to meet Cynthia's eccentric cannibal family, and finds out HE is the main course.
Ron Douglas takes a holiday in the mountains to recover from his bride running away on their wedding day. There he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner with her family, descendants of the Donner Party.
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Donna Dixon as Cynthia Mitchell
Joe Alaskey as Ron Douglas
Jeff Kober as Ike
Fran Ryan as Ma
William Morgan Sheppard as Pa
Barbara Howard as Frances
Leigh McCloskey as Eric West
Elizabeth Arlen as Arlene
Charles Frank as Durel
Andy Woon as Futterman
Bill Quinn as Emmet Kassler
David Smith as Roman Kassler
Filming took place in Truckee, California.
The film was released in the USA in November 1988, followed by Australia on December 7, 1989, France on February 21, 1990, and Portugal on March 15, 1991.