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The Demon (1981)

R  |   |  Horror  |  1 March 1981 (USA)
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Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Holmes ...
Mary
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Col. Bill Carson
Craig Gardner ...
Dean Turner
Zoli Marki ...
Jo (as Zoli Markey)
Peter J. Elliott ...
Mr. Parker
Moira Winslow ...
Joan Parker
Mark Tanous ...
Bobby
Diane Burmeister
George Korelin ...
Dr, Stuart
Vera Blacker ...
Mrs. Stuart
John Parsonson ...
The Truck Driver
Ashleigh Sendin ...
Emily Parker
Graham Kennard ...
Boy in forest
April Galetti
Jannie Wienand ...
Punk in Knife Fight
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Storyline

Similiar to HALLOWEEN and BLACK CHRISTMAS (which no doubt influenced the writer/director) this film deals with a series of bizarre murders and the unexplained stalking of the main characters by an unidentified man with no apparent motives. Written by Mike Justice <Fergus21@hotmail.com>

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Where do you go when all hell breaks loose? See more »

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1 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Midnight Caller  »

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Throughout the entire movie, the killer's mask appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joan Parker: Did your extrasensory perception prepare you for this?
[shoots Carson in the head]
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Connections

References The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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Funkytown
Written by Steven Greenberg
Performed by Lipps Inc.
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What a disjointed, sloppy mess...
29 January 2001 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie in a video store, for sale, on DVD (for only $5.99). Thank God, I did`nt buy it. I ended up renting it, for a buck, a week later and wished I had`nt done that either.

The first part of the movie deals with a man, the "Demon", abducting a 14 year old girl and murdering her. When the parents can`t find her (dead or alive) they enlist the services of an ex-marine colonel with ESP no less (Cameron Mitchell).

Mitchell`s overacting aside the movie has some flow at this point but not for long. It quickly becomes a disjointed mess as it jumps completely away from it`s beginning plot.

I kept getting the sense that they started a movie and after getting so far into it they decided the plot was`nt working so they scrapped their original idea and went for something else but left in the footage they had already shot.

After breaking away from the Esp aspect (plot) the movie jumps from one plot to another until they decide to mercifully end the movie as well as the watchers misery.


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