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

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Alone in the Dark  »

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In the original script the punk band that Toni drags Dan and Nell to see was named Nicky Nothing and the Hives. When The Sick F*cks, an actual punk group, landed the gig as the punk band for the film their real name was liked so much that they kept it for the film. See more »

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Bicycle Messenger: What are you, some kind of asshole?
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Insects Rule My World
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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