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One Dark Night (1982)

PG | | Horror | February 1983 (USA)
As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

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(as Thomas McLoughlin)

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(as Thomas McLoughlin),
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Melissa Newman ...
Robin Evans ...
Leslie Speights ...
Donald Hotton ...
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David Mason Daniels ...
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Leo Gorcey Jr. ...
Rhio H. Blair ...
Coroner
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Katee McClure ...
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Eddie
Theodore Lehmann ...
Drunk (as Ted Lehman)
Nancy Mott ...
Lucy
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A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar's command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside. Will they survive the horrific night in the crypt? Written by Derek O'Cain

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a crypt is a place where the dead are laid to rest... or are they? See more »

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PG | See all certifications »
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February 1983 (USA)  »

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Night in the Crypt  »

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$978,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tom McLoughlin and Michael Hawes had little control over the final product and it was edited without their consent. When they saw a sneak preview they were shocked because their ending had been cut out. In a desperate plea, they begged the producers to let them shoot one final shot. The actors, crew, and special effects team agreed to come back for free to film the final shot in Tom McLouglin's garage. See more »

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When Kitty and Carol scare Julie with the hand and sheet, Kitty is just wearing her purple jacket, but when they return to where they left their bag Kitty has a sheet on too. See more »

Quotes

Kitty: Let's book up!
Leslie: What's the big rush?
Carol: I wanna get there before it closes, nerdle brain!
Leslie: Nerdle brain; very nice.
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References The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) See more »

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Guilty Pleasure...
15 September 2003 | by (Dalton, Ga.) – See all my reviews

Unlike the other movie with the occasional alternate title "Mauseoleum"; this one has a few great things going for it IMO. The effects were much better... the amateurish dialog writen to justify teenagers hanging out in the place was kept to a bare minimum (Thankfully) and the atmosphere was dark and very cool. I even like the concept and fee of the film. It is fairly original as far as you can say any horror movie is. Some other readers seemed confused about the "zombies" not moving their feet. They were not zombies at all!!!... The audio tape that 'Ramar's' daughter listens to explains that he used to like to 'move' a dead animal to scare the other still living animals in their cage to freak them out. His draining people of their life force psychically and using the corpses to scare the girls in the mauseoleum was a pretty cool story line and idea. I'm not suggesting this deserves any awards but the major flaws inherent in almost all horror movies did not render their ugly heads enough to detract me from enjoying this when I saw it years ago.. and a few days ago. It holds up pretty well for a 20 year old flick with a tiny budget and 'Batman's' pseudo dramatic line delivery. Don't expect an academy award winner... but watch it if you can locate it and see if you can get past it's flaws... I think you'll find a diamond in the rough.


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