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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.


(as Thomas McLoughlin)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Newman ...
Robin Evans ...
Leslie Speights ...
Donald Hotton ...
David Mason Daniels ...
Leo Gorcey Jr. ...
Rhio H. Blair ...
T.V. Reporter
Katee McClure ...
Female Reporter
Theodore Lehmann ...
Drunk (as Ted Lehman)
Nancy Mott ...


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 night to remember - until the day until you die! See more »




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Release Date:

February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night in the Crypt  »

Box Office


$978,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kitty's habit of chewing on a toothbrush was based on a mutual friend of Tom McLoughlin and Michael Hawes. They thought it was such an endearing character quirk that they put it in the film. See more »


When Ramar first breaks out of his tomb, Carol removes her mask showing her hair has been flattened from wearing the mask. In the next scene, her hair has returned to its '80s style. See more »


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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Another little gem that's hard to find
19 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One Dark Night is not an ordinary horror film.

From the opening scene where multiple hearses pull up to pick up the dead they have your attention!

I've enjoyed this film from the first time I saw it. It was hard to find a good DVD copy, and I watched it again tonight with pleasure.

It contains a lot of elements unusual to horror films of the period, and it can really keep you guessing.

This is the first film in which I saw Meg Tilly. I've really enjoyed the work she and her sister, Jennifer, have done over the years.

It's hard to forget Adam West as Batman, but I managed.

If you can find a copy of this, make yourself a bowl of popcorn and settle back for a very enjoyable hour and a half.

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