Lisa (Staci Keanan, My Two Dads) is your typical late ‘80s Venice Beach teen, obsessed with boys, clothes and talking on the telephone. When she spots a hot older guy driving a cool car, she’ll do a little detective work to get his number, in order to make a few anonymous, amorous phone calls. But in Vice Squad director Gary Sherman’s slick thriller, Lisa’s innocent flirtations turn into a deadly nightmare, as the object of her fantasies turns out to be the vicious, answering machine-obsessed Candlelight Killer, and he’s now got his sights set on young Lisa and her single mom (Cheryl Ladd).
“Great 80s look, awesome teen thriller plot, an adorable Staci Keanan and a beautiful Cheryl Ladd” – The 80s Movies Rewind
“Don’t let the PG-13 rating on this one fool you – it may not be particularly graphic but it doesn’t need to be, the film relies not on gory or sexy set pieces but on a clever script that builds to some legitimately impressive tension.” – Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!
View a collection of Lisa promotional stills on the New Beverly forum.
Marc Edward Heuck discusses Lisa on the New Beverly blog.