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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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They're out... for blood! Don't let them find you! See more »

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Alene i mørket  »

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This was the first feature film produced by distributor New Line Cinema. See more »

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Frank Hawkes: Preacher likes to set fire to churches, that's his trip. Unfortunately he does it when there are people inside.
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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

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Written and Performed by The Sic Fucks
Produced by Andy Shernoff (as Adny Shernoff)
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"There Are No Crazy People Doctor. We're All Just On Vacation."
12 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

That is an actual quote by Jack Palance in this film when he's chatting with Dwight Schultz. First off, this movie is underrated. No way does it deserve a bomb like it got from Leonard Maltin. Since it's low budget and focuses on nuts escaping from an asylum, it automatically gets stereotyped as being without credence. Forget all that. You'll be surprised how intelligent the dialouge is in this movie, especially the first half hour where Schultz and Donald Pleasance talk about psychiatry and how to treat insane people. Watching Pleasance after all these years just reminds me once again what a great actor this he was. I always enjoyed listening to him talk. It didn't matter what he would say, just listening to him sounded melancholy and nostalgic. As expected, there are a few plot holes and the movie is not really that frightening, except for the a few scenes towards the end. It's interesting watching Schultz play such a normal character because most of us remember him from THE A-TEAM as a kooked out Vietnam vet playing alongside Mr. T All in all, it's a decent early 80's horror flick with a good cast that has a neat surprise ending. Check it out just for curiosities sake.

Score, 6 out of 10 Stars


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