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Los Angeles is being stalked by a seven-foot alien that decapitates its victims and shoots laser beams from its eyes. William Devane is the father of its first victim, and teams up with a TV reporter, a rival detective and a psychic to track "The Mangler" down before it claims its next victim.
After fear...beyond terror...there is THE DARK!
Title: Dark, The
Release Date: April 27, 1979
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 3.3
Buried.com Rating: 4.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
John 'Bud' Cardos
William Devane ...Roy Warner / Steve Dupree
Cathy Lee Crosby ...Zoe Owens
Richard Jaeckel ...Det. Dave Mooney
Keenan Wynn ...Sherman 'Sherm' Moss
Warren J. Kemmerling ...Police Captain Speer (as Warren Kemmerling)
Biff Elliot ...Detective Jack Bresler
Jacquelyn Hyde ...De Renzy
Casey Kasem ...Police Pathologist
Vivian Blaine ...Courtney Floyd
John Bloom ...The Dark
Bill Derringer ...Herman Burmeister (as William Derringer)
Jay Lawrence ...Jim Hampton
Russ Marin ...Dr. Baranowski
Vernon Washington ...Henry Lydell
Mel Anderson ...Policeman
John Dresden ...Policeman
Horton Willis ...Policeman
Roberto Contreras ...Max
Paula Crist ...Stewardess
Joanna Kirk ...Stewardess
Erik Howell ...Mr. Antwine
Ron Iglesias ...Rudy
William Lampley ...young Man
Sandra McCulley ...Carhop
Valla Rae McDade ...Camille
Ken Minyard ...T.V. Sportscaster
Monica Peterson ...Mrs. Lydell
Penny Ann Phillips ...Zelza
Jeffrey Reese ...Randy Morse
Kathy Hilton ...Shelly Warner (as Kathy Richards)
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John 'Bud' Cardos
Edward L. Montoro
More Movie Taglines:
- After fear...beyond terror...there is THE DARK!
- Now there's a reason to be afraid of ... "The Dark"
- When Night Moves In ... Terror Walks Alone.
- A Chilling Tale of Alien Terror
- Zoe Owens: I really need this story, I mean look at the ratings! Sherman Moss: Yes look at the ratings, the ratings are high, half of the male population is staying up all night trying to figure out a way to get into your pants!
Zoe Owens: Come on Sherman, I want to do this story. Sherman Moss: Why? Zoe Owens: Because this is the first impact on my career. Sherman Moss: Why the hell do you think I sent you to do those swim suit shows? You've been with us exactly seven months. Zoe Owens: Well look at the ratings! Sherman Moss: Well of course! Half the male population of L.A. is staying up all night trying to get in your pants!
Zoe Owens: I will do it, until I get it right. Sherman Moss: That is the way you learn! What do you think I sent you to Beverly Hills for those roadshows? Why do you think I sent you to Pasadena for those swim suit shows? Zoe Owens: It's hard to describe how full filling Rose Gardens can be! Sherman Moss: Well you've only been with us exactly six months! Zoe Owens: Look at the ratings! Sherman Moss: Well of course. Half of the male population of LA is staying up all right trying to figure out a way to get into your pants!
Zoe Owens: And I am sorry I did'nt get your name? Detective Dave Mooney: This channel sucks!
Sherman Moss: I think I would rather see brains on the sidewalk, than those swim suit shows.
- Director John Cardos replaced Tobe Hooper during production.
The television station is KFVI. The last part "FVI" refers to this film's production company, Film Ventures International. When Shelley is by the movie theater at the beginning of the film, we can see three movie posters, Chi sei? (1974) (better known as Beyond the Door), Grizzly (1976) and _Power, The (1980)_. These films were produced by Film Ventures International.
"The Dark" was originally a zombie movie. After poor screenings, the studio tried to repackage it as science fiction by removing much of the zombie footage, freeze framing the monster during attacks, and adding laser beams emanating from it's eyes.
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