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The Unseen (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  September 1981 (USA)
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A trio of Female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile 'being' known only The Unseen.

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Complete credited cast:
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'Junior' Keller (The Unseen)
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Jennifer Fast
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Ernest Keller
Lelia Goldoni ...
Virginia Keller
Karen Lamm ...
Karen Fast
Douglas Barr ...
Tony Ross (as Doug Barr)
Lois Young ...
Vicki Thompson
Maida Severn ...
Solvang Lady
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Storyline

Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are booked for a holiday parade fair Jennifer is covering. But unknown to the women, some unseen "thing" has been living in the basement of the house for over 20 years and is looked after by Keller and his shy sister Virginia, in which the "thing" soon gets out and begins harassing and killing the women one by one in various violent, but seemingly accidental, means. Written by Matthew Patay

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Three Beautiful Women. An Old Museum. And An Unspeakable Terror Hidden In Darkness ... Until Now! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Carl Weathers was originally considered for the role of Tony Ross. See more »

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Ernest Keller: I wonder what junior's fate would be... I wonder... Seems obvious to me my dear they would not treat him so kindly. He would suffer greatly
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Kinda creepy, kinda eerie -- I liked it. So sue me.
18 May 2003 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

(*** out of *****)

Barbara Bach plays a TV reporter who goes to the quaint, seaside town of Soveg, California with two of her female newscaster friends to cover an annual Danish festival. Unfortunately, the three attractive ladies choose to spend the night in an old house outside of town inhabited by a seemingly kind man (character actor Sydney Lassick -- the constantly agitated `Charlie Cheswick' from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), his nervous sister (Lelia Goldoni), and the product of their incestuous affair -- a disfigured, murderous man-child they keep locked in the cellar. This is actually an interesting and creepy little thriller with decent writing, beautiful on-location scenery, and a few scary sequences that'll get under your skin. It's kind of similar in tone and plot to Denny Harris's "The Silent Scream" from the same year. Karen Lamm and Lois Young play Bach's unlucky friends and Stephen Furst plays the adorable, slobbering lady-killer, Junior.

HIGHLIGHT: That irrepressible little stinker Junior, God love ‘im, gets a hold of poor, pretty Karen's (or is it Vicki's?) -- played by Lamm (or Young -- hell, one or the other) -- necklace and pulls her right through the floor vent.


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