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The Dark (1979)

An alien mutilator stalks and kills human prey during the night.

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Roy Warner / Steve Dupree
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Police Captain Speer (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Detective Jack Bresler
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De Renzy
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Courtney Floyd
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Henry Lydell
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At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter, the father of one of the victims, and a police detective, but despite their efforts only the mysterious psychic DeRenzy knows what the killer is and how to stop it. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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After fear...beyond terror...there is THE DARK! See more »

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27 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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, two posters can be seen for Beyond the Door (1974) (aka "Beyond the Door") and The Night Child (1975) (aka "The Night Child"). These Italian horror films were distributed by Film Ventures International. See more »

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Sherman Moss: You'd rather see brains on the sidewalk than those swim-suit shows?
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The soundtrack and Richard Jaeckel's character
10 January 2006 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

A fun late-night movie with genuine chills. The soundtrack is quite unique and atmospheric: lots of freaky vocals and shrill instrumentation. Roger Kellaway is the composer. Richard Jaeckel's detective character is brilliantly hard-nosed. The interplay between him and his partner is funny. Casey Kasem shows up as a coroner which is a weird surprise. Cool 70's monster flick that apparently had some production problems but is satisfying nonetheless for fans of the horror and sci-fi genres. It's the only movie I've watched with Cathy Lee Crosby in it. I remember her from my younger days in the 70's-80's as one of the three hosts of "That's Incredible" on TV.


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