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Thanks to a major power cut, a gang of psychopaths breaks out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to the psychiatrists who have tormented them over the years with their bizarre theories...
Too frightened to breathe...
Title: Alone In The Dark
Release Date: November 12, 1982
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: R
Jack Palance ...Frank Hawkes
Donald Pleasence ...Dr. Leo Bain
Martin Landau ...Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff
Dwight Schultz ...Dr. Dan Potter
Erland van Lidth ...Ronald 'Fatty' Elster
Deborah Hedwall ...Nell Potter
Lee Taylor Allan ...Toni Potter
Phillip Clark ...Tom Smith / Skaggs
Elizabeth Ward ...Lyla Potter
Brent Jennings ...Ray Curtis
Gordon Watkins ...Detective Burnett
Carol Levy ...Bunky
Keith Reddin ...Billy
Annie Korzen ...Marissa Hall
Lin Shaye ...Receptionist at Haven
Dorothy Dorian James ...Mom
John Weissman ...Bicycle Messenger
Jana Schneider ...Spaced-out Girl at Club
Steve Dash ...Dr. Barkin (as Steve Daskawisz)
Robert Pastner ...Customer in Diner
Larry Pine ...Dr. Harry Merton
Frederick Coffin ...Jim Gable
Mallory Jones ...Anchorwoman
Laura Esterman ...Woman Voyager
Michael Earl Reid ...Cursing Voyager
Paula Raflo ...Voyager
Michael Medeiros ...Club Manager
E.D. Phillips ...Jailer
Norman Beim ...Cop at Haven
Ken Burns ...Cop at House
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More Movie Taglines:
- Too frightened to breathe...
- When the lights go out the terror begins.
- They're out... for blood! Don't let them find you!
- The movie that cuts like a razor.
- Bicycle Messenger: What are you, some kind of asshole?
Dr. Leo Bain: Thou shall not kill, Byron. Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliffe: Vengeance is mine, says the Lord!
Dr. Leo Bain: I told him that if he does not stop this nonsense immediately, I shall hang him up by his heels and chop him in half.
Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliffe: I like the hat!
- This was the first feature film produced by distributor New Line Cinema.
The first film directed by Jack Sholder.
While writing the screenplay for Alone in the Dark, Jack Sholder was inspired by the writings of R.D. Lang, who theorized that 'psychotics' were actually people having difficulty adapting to an already psychotic world. The character of Dr. Leo Bain was suppose to be something of a parody of Lang.
Ironically the house that was used for Dr. Potters home in the film actually did belong to a psychiatrist.
Jack Sholder's original idea for the film was to have the story be about mental patients escaping during a blackout in NYC and the mafia being used to stop them. Due to the low budget it was re-envisioned to take place on a smaller scale outside of New York.
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