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Hell Night (1981)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  28 August 1981 (USA)
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Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

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Before being able to join Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity and its sister sorority, four pledges must spend the night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Some, however, say that one member of the Garth family survived, and still resides somewhere in the now-deserted mansion. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Pray for day!

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Horror | Thriller

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Filming took 40 days. See more »

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Jeff Staggs's occupation is mis-spelt in the end credits as "Construction coodinator." See more »

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Marti: But Seth is bringing back help.
Jeff Reed: Seth isn't coming back.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Theme from 'Hell Night'
Sung by Leza Miller
Music by Dan Wyman
Lyrics by Bob Walters (as Bob Walter)
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Better Than Expected.
2 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Linda Blair stars as one of four college pledges who must spend the night in the creepy old mansion(reputed to be haunted, with a murderous history) in order to join the sorority and fraternity. Seniors plan to pull pranks on them for fun, but discover to their dismay that "reputed" turns out to mean "factual"...

Surprisingly effective thriller may not be original, but has good performances and direction, which create characters you come to care about, and a genuinely spooky atmosphere, especially when it moves underground. Scary and (reasonably) smart, this one stands out from the usual "slashers" of the period, and results are above average, with a memorable ending.


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