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This was a great 80's slasher film.
Supposedly this film has a cult following, but the only reason I can see for that is the stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landeau.
This film has an all-star cast, great acting, great and likable characters (even the kilelrs are likable) and a great all around atmosphere.
Some people erroneously call this gem a slasher. It's not. It's about 4 mental patients who escape a hospital during a blackout to terrorize the family of their new doctor. Read morePublished 13 months ago by GSD
At a secluded mental institution, Dr. Bain (Donald Pleasence) maintains order while electricity fuels the asylum's hi-tech security system that keeps the nearby neighborhoods safe... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Taheen Lopez
Well............given the stars involved I expected atleast mediocrity. What I got was a very promising beginning, but shortly after the blackout (apparently bars are a big no-no... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Boddicker
First of all, mental hospital settings and the criminally insane hold the potential to be some of the creepiest material around. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paperbackstash
Donald P is my favorite actor in scary movie. This one caught me off guard and was a sleeping during the time of greats like Halloween, Halloween II, and Phantasm. Read morePublished 19 months ago by thrashdog
This was a great 80's slasher film. You had the great Donald Pleasence(Halloween) teaming up with Jack Palance and Martin Landeau how could this movie not be good? Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Cagneyfan67
I thought it would be better because of the actors in it. I did not expect it to be great but it wasn't even good.
I recommend you pass on this one.
After reading many great reviews on this film, I was excited to watch. I am a child of the 80s and I LOVE a great horror film. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Stefan Hayes
The premise of this film is exciting...5 maniacs escape from the local mental hospital and I think if this movie were re-made it could be pretty good. Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by Tommy Mania