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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Wells
Melissa Newman ...
Olivia McKenna
Robin Evans ...
Leslie Speights ...
Donald Hotton ...
David Mason Daniels ...
Allan McKenna
Leo Gorcey Jr. ...
Rhio H. Blair ...
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Katee McClure ...
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Theodore Lehmann ...
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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 crypt is a place where the dead are laid to rest... or are they? See more »




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Release Date:

25 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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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 »


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 »


Steve: [Leslie keeps walking and Steve stops her, asking her where the Mausoleum is] Okay, Leslie, come on.
Leslie: What do you mean, 'come on'?
Steve: Well, you're gonna show me where it is.
Leslie: No! No way! I'm not going in that place! If you wanna go, YOU go, Hugo!
Steve: Thanks a lot. Those guys are in a lot of trouble now.
[Steve revs off to the Mausoleum and Leslie continues to walk home]
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8 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

i saw "One Dark Night" in the theater when i was 12 years old, and BOY...was i scared! HEHEHE Seeing it now, im obviously not shaking in my seat, but it its still a fun ride. A lot of 'zombie' movie fans have a lot of trouble with this movie (evident of the other comments on this page), but the corpses in this film aren't really zombies as much as puppet-like instruments used by the 'psychic vampire' to terrorize those trapped in the mosoleum. i will agree that this film takes an awfully long time to get off its feet, and all the talk of psychics and psychic power being inheritied bog the story down. However, once Meg Tilly finds her way into the deserted mosoleum, its a lot of fun, and a little gory (which is fun in itself, right?)

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