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The Night Visitor (1971)

GP  -  Crime | Thriller | Horror  -  7 February 1972 (Sweden)
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and ... See full summary »

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Ester Jenks
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Mr. Clemens
Andrew Keir ...
Dr. Kemp
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Arthur Hewlett ...
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Mrs. Hansen
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Lotte Freddie ...
Britt Torens
Erik Kühnau ...
Police Doctor
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and her husband forget that they were responsible for the murder of a farmhand and for his cruel imprisonment in the asylum. Written by alfiehitchie

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If your skin doesn't crawl, its on too tight!

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This was originally planned as an American-set film to star Steve McQueen and was announced as such by Twentieth Century Fox in 1963. See more »

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The Parrot: Salem, come to supper!
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Looks like a cheesy slasher movie, but is actually a brilliant thriller
26 May 2002 | by (Ogdensburg, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much when I saw this movie some years ago, but was I pleasantly surprised. This is a highly underrated suspense movie that is one of my favorites. It grabs you from the very opening ("why is that man jogging through the snowy countryside in his underwear?") and delivers a clever plot that deals with a series of murders with a Columboesque twist - you're shown who's doing them at the beginning, yet you're also shown that it's physically impossible for him to be committing them. The story then involves why he's doing them, the cat and mouse interaction between him and the police inspector investigating the cases, and the amazing way he accomplishes the seemingly impossible. Does he get away with it? You'll have to see for yourself. This one won't disappoint mystery fans.


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