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  • Shadow Chasers Shadow Chasers: Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • TV Episode | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery

Shadow Chasers

Shadow Chasers: Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery

Dr. Jonathan MacKensie, professor of anthropology at Georgetown Institute of Science & Technology is 'persuaded' to take over the directorship of Dr. Moorhouse's newly established Paranormal Research Unit to investigate unexplainable ...See moreDr. Jonathan MacKensie, professor of anthropology at Georgetown Institute of Science & Technology is 'persuaded' to take over the directorship of Dr. Moorhouse's newly established Paranormal Research Unit to investigate unexplainable phenomena, starting with reports of poltergeist activity in a little town in northern California. Once in Fartham, his reluctant investigation leads him to a dark cemetery and a fateful meeting with Edgar ('Call Me Benny, Edgar's Just For the Press') Benedek, who is also prowling around the tombstones on the scent of the same story. Although the flamboyant, self-aggrandizing author (and infamous tabloid reporter) immediately grates on Jonathan's nerves, he recognizes that Benny is considerably more experienced in the investigation of paranormal phenomena than he is (or ever wishes to be) and a partnership is born. The inhabitants of Briarwood Road feared their neighbor, Robert Pence, a professional occultist who claimed to derive his dark powers from his infamous ancestor Angelica Pence, a Salem witch. When Pence died in a mysterious fire, the neighbors stayed behind locked doors and drawn curtains while Pence's young son, Billy, futilely begged for their aid. Now those same neighbors are being plagued by mysterious and threatening phenomena, as though Pence were reaching out from beyond the grave to exact his revenge. Before long, Jonathan and Benny are on the trail of what's really behind the seemingly paranormal attacks, but not before their own lives are threatened by the same circumstances that took Pence's life. Written by Mary Bloemker See less
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Writers
Craig Buck (teleplay) | Kenneth Johnson (created by) (teleplay) (story) | Brian Grazer (story)
Composer
Joseph Harnell (as Joe Harnell)
Cinematographer
Editors
Alan C. Marks (as Alan Marks) | Jack W. Schoengarth (as Jack Schoengarth)
Casting Director
Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 14, 1985

Release date
Nov 14, 1985 (United States)

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20 cast members
Name Known for
Dennis Dugan
Edgar 'Benny' Benedek Edgar 'Benny' Benedek   See fewer
Trevor Eve
Dr. Jonathan MacKensie Dr. Jonathan MacKensie   See fewer
Nina Foch
Dr. Juliana Moorhouse Dr. Juliana Moorhouse   See fewer
Marcia Strassman
Stella Pence Stella Pence   See fewer
Avery Schreiber
Jordan Kerner Jordan Kerner   See fewer
Bobby Fite
Billy Pence Billy Pence   See fewer
Grace Zabriskie
Mary Komatar Mary Komatar   See fewer
Hermione Baddeley
Melody Lacey Melody Lacey   See fewer
Suzy Barbieri
Randy (as Suzy Gilstrap) Randy (as Suzy Gilstrap)   See fewer
Bart Burns
Mr. Reed Mr. Reed   See fewer
Robert Winley
Henry Jones Henry Jones   See fewer
Lillian Müller
Miss Matlovsky (as Yuliis Ruval) Miss Matlovsky (as Yuliis Ruval)   See fewer
Deborah Nishimura
G.I. Seismologist G.I. Seismologist   See fewer
Milton Murrill
Desk Clerk Desk Clerk   See fewer
Gwen Van Dam
Mrs. Reed Mrs. Reed   See fewer
Frank Avila
Bellhop Bellhop   See fewer
Teresa Ganzel
Christy Christy   See fewer
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