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He Knows You're Alone (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  12 September 1980 (USA)
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A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

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A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is too late. Meanwhile, the bride has to figure out if it is all in her imagination or not, aided by her ex-boyfriend... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Every girl is frightened the night before her wedding, but this time... there's good reason!

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Horror | Thriller

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Blood Wedding  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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According to writer Scott Parker, Tom Rolfing was cast as the killer because Armand Mastroianni liked the 'intense' look of Rolfing's eyes. See more »

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Amy: Ralph?
Ralph: Yeah?
Amy: Is it worth it?
Ralph: Huh?
Amy: Well, getting married, I mean.
Ralph: Get dressed kid.
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Ralph: I'll tell you the truth, though. Sometimes I wish I never got married. But other times, I wouldn't trade Roz for anybody. Heh. Marriage is like that. Good times, bad times. You learn to live with it. But it's better than being alone.
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I'll Never Tie You Down
Words by Jeanne Napoli, deBorge Roggeman
Music by Alexander Peskanov and Mark Peskanov
Sung by Jeanne Napoli
© 1980 by Songs of Bandler-Koppelman, Inc., Windward Music and Viv Enterprises, Ltd., Zorro Music Division
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Wedding Slasher
24 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet another enjoyable 80's slasher but added with a little something different. The characters are not stupid teens, the killer doesn't wear a mask and there is not gratuitous gore and nudity prioritized for plot and story. This is actually a really neat and slick slasher film, and not as sleazy as many other movies of the same type.

The acting is above average. Caitlin O'Heaney is a really sincere and likable heroine, who - like her on screen friends - is so sympathetic that you really care for her. Don Scardino is also very likable, and fun, as O'Heaney's ex-boyfriend. Also, for curiosity seekers, a pre-fame Tom Hanks (in his debut) pops up in an early role and fits in rather well. Too bad his on screen time is limited to two scenes where he explains the psychology of fear.

This film has quite a bit of suspense and thrilling horror and adding to the suspense and thrills. Only O'Heaney's character is aware that something's wrong and it's her fear that we can sympathize with. Also there are effective locations like amusement parks, movie theatres (in a good opening scene that obviously inspired "Scream 2") and a big house.

Unfortunately the film has some serious flaws. It would work really well as a thriller but is obviously built up like a slasher film. Still it lacks gore and the murders are very unoriginal and often off-screen. Also, like many horror films this starts out great but falls back on a disappointing climax. After behaving pretty rationally throughout the movie our heroine makes several stupid mistakes before turning into a wimp who doesn't seem to be able to defend herself.

All in all a slick slasher film with a good and likable cast sympathetic characters and suspenseful situations.


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