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Alone in the Dark (1982)

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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Debut theatrical feature film as a head producer of Robert Shaye who had previously performed the duties of an executive producer. See more »

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When the escaped inmates climb into the white van in the parking lot of the strip mall, the van is parked head-on in front of a store. We see the inmates climb in and the next shot has them hurriedly driving forward, which was impossible given the cement barrier and curb that was in front of the van. They would have had to reverse the van first. See more »

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Frank Hawkes: So... it's not just us crazy folk that kill. We all kill... when we must. And we all die... when it's time.
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Referenced in Grave Encounters 2 (2012) See more »

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Rock Or Die
Written and Performed by The Sic Fucks
Produced by Andy Shernoff (as Adny Shernoff)
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Underrated black comedy
12 February 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

With Jack Palance and Martin Landau hamming it up as two of four escaped mental patients, and Donald Pleasence as their batty psychiatrist, "Alone in the Dark" remains one of few low budget horror films with a genuine sense of humor. During the blackout, watch the way they argue like a real family, and listen to Pleasence's nutty philosophizing. This is no ordinary horror flick.


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