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One Dark Night (1982)

PG | | Horror | 25 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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Melissa Newman ...
Robin Evans ...
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Donald Hotton ...
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David Mason Daniels ...
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Leo Gorcey Jr. ...
Rhio H. Blair ...
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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 night to remember - until the day until you die! See more »

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25 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night in the Crypt  »

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$978,000 (estimated)
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Adam West was not the first choice for Allan, but when the casting director told Tom McLoughlin that no one would hire West because he was so recognizable as Batman, he felt sympathy for his fellow actor and told them to put him in the movie. 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

Leslie: What was that pill you gave to Julie?
Carol: Demerol. She's gonna get so messed up, she won't know what's goin' on. So what's the deal?
Leslie: [Becomes sympathetic] Well, I don't like it.
Carol: [Appalled by Leslie's comment] So?
Leslie: So, I just don't like it!
Carol: Then, you're not coming?
Leslie: I don't know!
Carol: You know, I oughta pull over right now and let you out!
Leslie: Yeah, why don't you?
Carol: [Pulls over to the side of the tunnel and stops the car] Kitty, open the door and let this turkey out!
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Much better than its reputation suggests; watch for it!
3 January 2002 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

The first sixty-or-so minutes of this undeservedly obscure horror film, when we're introduced to a fairly typical group of prankish teens, is unremarkable. However, the film offers a memorably horrifying climax that's well worth hanging on for: As the kids are setting up an elaborate practical joke in a mausoleum, a supernatural force causes numerous corpses, in varying stages of decay, to leave their coffins and pursue the now-terrified pranksters through the dark corridors. The film contains no gore (which is unusual for a horror movie of this period), but if your tastes run to ambulatory corpses it really delivers the goods. By the way, the film's shooting title was "Rest In Peace".


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