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The Unseen (1980)

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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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Cast

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 ...
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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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In the Darkness It Lives. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den osynlige  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Director 'Danny Stienmann' was upset with the final cut of the film because it missed most of the major scares. This is why he had his name removed from the credits. 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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Mentally ill fun
28 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a film for the typical horror fan; this movie appeals to those who enjoy a little mental disturbance with their terror. Or even a laugh or two. I can't believe they didn't know that it was funny to watch Stephn Furst acting like a mentally challenged mutant monster, ala "The Goonies," it HAD to be intentional, and as such I applaud the filmmakers!

The story is about something horrible in the basement and Barbara Bach finds out what it is, after the usual set-up story points. There's little more to it than that. The reason to seek this film out is if you are a lover of mutants and like a little madness in your scary movies.

Otherwise, stick to something more safe and traditional.


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