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Scott Parker (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Every girl is frightened the night before her wedding, but this time... there's good reason!
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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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Armand Mastroianni 
 
Writing credits
Scott Parker (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Beruh .... executive producer
Robert Di Milia .... co-producer
Edgar Lansbury .... executive producer
George Manasse .... producer
Nan Pearlman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Peskanov 
Mark Peskanov 
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Feil (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George T. Norris 
 
Art Direction by
Susan Kaufman 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Verardi .... makeup artist (as Cindie Verardi)
 
Production Management
Robert Di Milia .... unit production manager
Bob Millman .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Costa Mantis .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Will Scheck .... props
 
Sound Department
David Abramson .... sound effects editor
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Jack Higgins .... re-recording mixer: Magno Sound
Jane McAuley .... sound effects editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Stern)
Bob Thomas .... sound effects editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Taso N. Stavrakis .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steve James .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dwane Arthur .... key grip (as Duane Arthur)
Stefan Czapsky .... gaffer
Robert Di Milia .... camera operator: second unit
Mike Edwards .... second assistant camera
Robert Elfstrom .... grip (as Bob Elfstrom)
Morris Flam .... electrician (as Morris Flamm)
Ira Holzman .... electrician
Rose Lansbury .... still photographer
Jacki Ochs .... second assistant camera
Robert Paone .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Vera Dika .... first assistant editor
Michael Norris .... assistant editor
Mike Norris .... assistant editor
Bill Rosenfield .... post-production assistant
Linda Shamest .... dailies editor
 
Music Department
Joseph Lesko .... music supervisor
Robert Stecko .... music associate
 
Other crew
Tommy Allen .... production assistant (as Tom Allen)
Vera Dika .... script supervisor
Darrell Jonas .... production coordinator
Bill Minet .... production assistant
Roberta Presser .... production office coordinator
Guilherme Rodrigues .... production assistant
Rob Schweber .... production assistant
Lise Seidenberg .... production assistant
 
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94 min
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Trivia:
In the DVD commentary, director Armand Mastroianni said that horror fans frequently confuse this film with 1979's _When A Stranger Calls (1979)_ because of their similarly threatening titles. Mastroianni also said ironically 'He Knows You're Alone' and 'When A Stranger Calls' were both playing at a New York theater at the same time once. He said that the theater marquee read 'When A Stranger Calls He Knows You're Alone' as if it was all one big movie title.See more »
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the scene where Nancy plays the record album, there are two close-ups of the album on the turntable. From the first close-up to the second close-up, the speed of the spinning record has increased, although the speed/pitch of the music remains constant.See more »
Quotes:
[the police are investigating a murder in a movie theater]
Detective Len Gamble:Frank, why'd you get me out of bed for this one?
Det. Frank Daley:She was getting married, Len... next week.
Detective Len Gamble:I bet it's him.
Det. Frank Daley:No, wait, wait. Don't jump to any conclusions. It might be a coincidence.
Detective Len Gamble:Coincidence?
Det. Frank Daley:Yeah.
Detective Len Gamble:No, Frank, he's back. He giving me a second chance.
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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Underrated And Creepy, 20 February 2006
Author: APoL CoLD from United States

Sure, this movie is definitely a Halloween clone, but why should that mean it's bad? If Halloween is so good and this movie resembles it, then why not like this one as well? I don't understand why so many people have a problem with that. I mean, Halloween itself is a clone of another movie anyway (Black Christmas). So if you can accept that, then accept this one too.

Out of all the 80's slashers, He Knows You're Alone definitely ranks up there with the best and most underrated. Right from the clever opening sequence (which was later copied for the opening of Scream 2), I was instantly hooked. From there, it develops a quick and simple backstory where we learn that the killer was dumped by his fiancé so she could marry another man. And as a result, a few screws are pulled loose in his head and he begins hacking up a bunch of brides-to-be, which brings us to the main character of the film and her friends who he begins to stalk.

The pacing throughout the film was very well done. It built up a very effect creepy atmosphere that oozed with this sort of quiet dread that can really manage to make you feel uneasy. The characters were actually quite likable here, which is something of a rarity in the slasher genre, and they were very well acted (including Tom Hanks in his very first movie appearance). The great musical score, while it will definitely remind you of the Main Title theme of Halloween, also had it's own unique sound that made it very memorable and haunting. It really helped make the atmosphere even creepier, especially afterwards when you've finished watching the movie and the theme is still stuck in your head. Another major plus involves the killer. We barely get to see him and when we do, we're reduced to only a tight shot on his creepy bulging eyes. And it's pretty refreshing to see a killer's bare face since most slasher maniacs always wear a mask.

So if you're a fan of Halloween or other similar themed horror movies, then I would definitely recommend this one. It's a real shame that this one got overlooked during the whole slasher boom that Halloween started back in the 70's and 80's. It's pretty creepy and well worth watching overall.

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