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Alone in the Dark (1982)

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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

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Thanks to a major power cut, a gang of psychopaths breaks out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to the psychiatrists who have tormented them over the years with their bizarre theories... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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psychopath | siege | doctor | house | blackout | See more »

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When the lights go out the terror begins. See more »

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Alene i mørket  »

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Makeup effects artist Tom Savini was brought in specifically to create the horrific monster apparition that Toni has. Savini achieved the startling effect by covering an actor in a concoction of soap and rice krispies. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leo Bain: I told him that if he does not stop this nonsense immediately, I shall hang him up by his heels and chop him in half.
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Take Me To The Bridge
Written and Performed by The Sic Fucks
Produced by Andy Shernoff (as Adny Shernoff)
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Underrated, darkly funny 80s slasher
2 April 2000 | by (Trenton, Michigan) – See all my reviews

The plot may sound simple, and this movie may take a while to get started, but once it does--it's a blast! The characters in the movie were all likable and there are a lot of gory knife, hatchet, ax, crossbow, and other murders with sharp weaponry to keep you interested. The finale is brutal as the attackers and the family slash and hack at each other. Good Tom Savini FX and a twisted ending make this a must see.


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