11 user 12 critic

Cassandra (1987)

A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.


Colin Eggleston


Colin Eggleston (screenplay), John Ruane (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Complete credited cast:
Tegan Charles Tegan Charles ... Cassandra (Child)
Tessa Humphries Tessa Humphries ... Jill / Cassandra
Dylan O'Neill Dylan O'Neill ... Warren (Child)
Briony Behets ... Helen
Natalie McCurry ... Sally
Shane Briant ... Stephen
Tim Burns ... Graham
Susan Barling Susan Barling ... Libby
Lee James Lee James ... Robert / Warren
Jeff Watson Jeff Watson ... Bob
Gary Traill Gary Traill ... Mr.Stone
Kit Taylor ... Harrison
Jeff Truman ... Devlin
Kate Carruthers Kate Carruthers ... Janice
John Ley ... Barman
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the future, a health nut and his girlfriend find themselves trapped in a drive-in theater that has become a concentration camp for outcast youths, who are placated with new wave music, junk food, drugs, exploitation movies, and racism.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford
Innocent Prey (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A woman living in Dallas discovers that her husband, from New Zealand, is actually a crazed serial killer who murders prostitutes. She helps the authorities arrest him, and he is sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: P.J. Soles, Kit Taylor, Grigor Taylor
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Sky Pirates (1986)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Meredith Phillips, Max Phipps
The Wicked (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

What happens when two rodeo men and a female hitchhiker go up against vampire.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: Richard Morgan, Angela Kennedy, Brett Climo
Demonic Toys (Video 1992)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A pregnant policewoman, her quarry, and an innocent delivery boy become trapped in a haunted toy warehouse.

Director: Peter Manoogian
Stars: Tracy Scoggins, Bentley Mitchum, Dano Cerny
Stage Fright (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond
Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis
Evil Judgment (1984)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A girl starts her own investigation after the police fail to catch a local serial killer.

Director: Claudio Castravelli
Stars: Pamela Collyer, Jack Langedijk, Walter Massey
Night Screams (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A football star throws a party for his friends. Two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.

Director: Allen Plone
Stars: Joseph Paul Manno, Ron Thomas, Randy Lundsford
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Some gravity-defying being is killing women in Sydney, Australia, and removing their eyes. The only hope of catching the fiend lies in a hapless man with a psychic link to the killer, who ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Mark Hembrow, Tessa Humphries, Linda Newton
Blood Harvest (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Jill, visiting home from college, arrives to find her parents missing, and their home vandalized. Soon, matters take a turn for the worse, when she finds herself stalked, and her friends disappearing one by one.

Director: Bill Rebane
Stars: Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek, Dean West
Short | Thriller

Do you remember? Last summer, Illinois was confronting a series of bizarre murders. At each crime scene, police found a sketch of a house which turned out to be the location of the next ... See full summary »

Director: David E. Tolchinsky
Stars: Sara Bues, Thomas Bradshaw, Ruby Dalton




A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A new look at terror. See more »


Horror | Thriller


R | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »


Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »


Written and Published and Performed by Bluey and Curly
See more »

User Reviews

When covering your eyes just doesn't work.
11 January 2007 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Cassandra is a young woman who lives with her wealthy photographer father and fashion designer mother. She finds out accidentally about her father's affair with a fashion model, but this is a minor problem that's facing her. She is now having unsettling nightmare visions. These visions are somewhat connected to her past and strangely the present. Her parents seem terribly uncomfortable about her obsession of what she is seeing and her discovery about their family's secret.

Pure visionary is brought to the screen in director Colin (Long Weekend) Eggleston's very moody and seriously spooky minor budget Australian thriller "Cassandra". I hadn't seen it in ages, but its still visually arresting and stylishly done with its ominous punch and novel techniques. There's patient handling all round and that creeps up in its torpid pacing, which unquestionably has some flagging spots. But this subtleness makes way for some forebodingly suspenseful set pieces that provide quick and concise jolts with grisly intension, but without the real need of showing us. For some that factor might be a huge downer, but how they fuse the violence with the disquieting material and chilling atmosphere payed dividends in the set-up. This was helped a lot by Ian Mason's unworldly hum-dinger of a music score that was effectively placed to achieve unbearable tension with cunning unease. Gary Wapshott's kinetic photography gracefully glides and professionally frames some beautifully striking locations. There was a true addiction to POV shots here, though they were neatly staged. The complicatedly progressive (but unoriginal) story by Colin Eggleston, Christopher Flitchett and John Ruane works upon the little things by trying to surprise the viewer with outlandish twists and wayward developments. It's flawed, as it does chop and change a bit and lose sight of its intriguing mystery to fall in the final third. With common slasher traits (red herrings get a real work out) and a predictable revelation that limps into a sudden climax that's plain dumbfounding. A slasher film at heart it is, but it's trying to be much more and it does come off (well sort of) in parts. Most of the performances are nicely judged and credible. Debut actress Tessa Humphries works the role of Cassandra terrifically and invokes a compelling turn. Shane Briant and Briony Behets are substantially good in their parts as the parents.

Substance might be little, but this effort is a surprisingly decent exercise and has some imagination in its editing and visuals flashes to share. Well worth the look.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

12 May 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kasandra See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed