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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julie Wells
Melissa Newman ...
Olivia McKenna
Robin Evans ...
Leslie Speights ...
Donald Hotton ...
Dockstader
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David Mason Daniels ...
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Allan McKenna
Leo Gorcey Jr. ...
Barlow
Rhio H. Blair ...
Coroner
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T.V. Reporter
Katee McClure ...
Female Reporter
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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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25 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night in the Crypt  »

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$978,000 (estimated)
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The script included a sequence where Allan was rushing to the crypt to find Olivia and Raymar's powers took control of his car, but it was deemed cost-prohibitive to film. See more »

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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 »

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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KINDA LIKE A ZOMBIE FILM, BUT NOT QUITE
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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