Alone in the Dark
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Top Customer Reviews
After an entirely bizarre sequence that would make any male viewer cringe, we see Dr. Dan Potter (Schultz) arriving at a nut farm known as `The Haven'. Apparently it's his first day, and he and his family have just recently re-located within the area so that Dan could accept the position. Run by an oddball named Dr.Read more ›
One of the most cleaver films of the 1980's slasher craze. This film has an all-star cast, great acting, great and likable characters (even the kilelrs are likable) and a great all around atmosphere. The plot twist with "The Bleeder" was very cleaver and very well done. It took me by great surprise, but after watching the movie for a second time it seemed very obvious.
The movie really lacked bloody kills, but the film didn't really need it. I personally would have liked to see alot of blood, but the film would have worked even if there were no kills at all.
Like I said, one of the greatest movies of the 1980's slasher era and genre. The cast was great and in my opinion, the chemistry was perfect. Martin Landau was great, my favorite of the movie. His character reminded me of Drayton Sawyer in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Jack Palance played a very lovable and misunderstood paranoid schitzophrenic. Dwight Schultz was a perfect doctor and Donald Pleasence played himself as he was a "weird" psyciatrist (as in Halloween). I liked when "The Bleeder" donned a hockey mask and took afew people out, it may be mistaken that this was an homage to Friday The 13th when this movie was filmed before Friday The 13th Part 3, the movie in which Jason dons his trademark hockey mask for the first time. "The Bleeder" uses a small garden cultivator to take his victim, which was an exact scene from the slasher "homage" film Bloody Murder 2, a film which was based on (or in some people's opinion) outright stole ideas, scenes, kills, and cliches from popular slasher franchises. Steve Dash (credited as Steven Daskawisz) made a breif, but memorable appearance as a doctor who gets killed by the murderous gang.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK. If you’re going to depend solely on electricity to keep the dangerous psychopaths from escaping your mental institute, you really need to have a wholly dependable backup... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Jolley
There's a certain UNIQUE quality about this slasher film from 1982. What can be said about a slasher film starring such amazing actors as
Donald Pleasance, Martin Landau and... Read more
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 24 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 24 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 on January 6, 2014 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 on September 20, 2013 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 on August 6, 2013 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.
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