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Director:
Writers:
Tom McLoughlin (written by) &
Michael Hawes (written by)
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Release Date:
February 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A night to remember - until the day until you die! See more »
Plot:
As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Throw back old school horror film that; depending on your taste, is good and very hard to find. See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Meg Tilly ... Julie Wells
Melissa Newman ... Olivia McKenna
Robin Evans ... Carol Mason
Leslie Speights ... Kitty
Donald Hotton ... Dockstader

Elizabeth Daily ... Leslie Winslow
David Mason Daniels ... Steve

Adam West ... Allan McKenna
Leo Gorcey Jr. ... Barlow
Rhio H. Blair ... Coroner

Larry Carroll ... T.V. Reporter
Katee McClure ... Female Reporter

Kevin Peter Hall ... Eddie
Theodore Lehmann ... Drunk (as Ted Lehman)
Nancy Mott ... Lucy
Martin Nosseck ... Caretaker
Albert Ash ... Reporter (as Albert Cirimele)
Shandor ... Russian Minister

Directed by
Tom McLoughlin  (as Thomas McLoughlin)
 
Writing credits
Tom McLoughlin (written by) (as Thomas McLoughlin) &
Michael Hawes (written by)

Produced by
Thomas P. Johnson .... executive producer
Michael Schroeder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Summers 
 
Cinematography by
Hal Trussell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Spence 
Charles Tetoni 
 
Casting by
Elza Bergeron 
 
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
 
Art Direction by
Randy Moore 
Craig Stearns 
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland  (as Cricket Rowlands)
 
Costume Design by
Linda M. Bass  (as Linda Bass)
 
Makeup Department
Randy Lowe .... makeup artist
Judy Tophma .... hair dresser
 
Production Management
Dennis Hoffman .... assistant production manager
John Forrest Niss .... post-production supervisor
Michael Schroeder .... unit production manager
Michael Wuergler .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy King .... second assistant director
Dennis M. White .... first assistant director (as Dennis White)
 
Art Department
Ed Callahan .... assistant set decorator
J. Rae Fox .... prop master (as J. Ray Fox)
Robin L. Miller .... assistant props (as Robin Miller)
 
Sound Department
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
Trevor Black .... sound mixer
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Russ Tinsley .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Ellis Burman Jr. .... special effects design (as Ellis Burman)
Thomas R. Burman .... special effects design (as Tom Burman)
Paul Clemens .... special effects crew
Carl Cobery .... special effects crew
Lisa Morton .... special effects crew
Steve Neill .... special effects crew (as Steve Neil)
Cody Pence .... special effects crew
David Quashnick .... special effects crew (as Dave Quaschnick)
Mark Siegel .... special effects crew (as Mark Seigel)
Bob Williams .... special effects design
Mark Bryan Wilson .... special effects crew (as Mark B. Wilson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael W. Blymyer .... gaffer (as Michael Blymyer)
Thomas Cooke .... electrician
Gerry Cooney .... electrician
Jerry Day .... grip
Robert Fischer .... grip (as Bob Fischer)
Jim Grce .... grip (as Jim Grace)
Pat Hall .... best boy grip
Gordon Lonsdale .... first assistant camera
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator (as Geoff Mart)
William Master .... panaglide assistant operator
Ron McCausland .... grip
Toshio Ozawa .... still photographer
Woody Perkins .... grip
Jeff Smith .... key grip
Brian Sullivan .... second assistant camera
Vance Trussell .... best boy electric (as P. Vance Trussell)
Ronald Vidor .... panaglide operator (as Ron Vidor)
Michael Wilson .... Steadicam assistant
Gregory Peters .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Lambertson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Callicott .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Tom Allers .... assistant editor
Mark W. Rosenbaum .... assistant editor (as Mark Rosenbaum)
 
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Bob Summers .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Chris Anthony .... co-transportation coordinator
Fal Loa .... driver
George Seirenoli .... driver
Simon Vicary .... co-transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Debi Carlan .... production secretary
Julie Chase .... stand-in
Michael Hawes .... consultant to director
Kathleen Heller .... location manager
Robben Hixson .... production auditor
Peaches Johnson .... stand-in
Ron Lewis .... production assistant
Greg McElroy .... craft service
Skip O'Brien .... extras coordinator
Kelly Schroeder .... production assistant
Robert Stadd .... production assistant
Geoffrey Till .... script supervisor (as Geoff Till)
Bruce Williams .... craft service
John Yardbrough .... production assistant
 

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89 min
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Trivia:
Nancy Mott, who plays Lucy, later went on to marry Tom McLoughlin and became Nancy McLoughlin. Her scene was shot on her birthday.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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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Movie Connections:
References The House by the Cemetery (1981)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Throw back old school horror film that; depending on your taste, is good and very hard to find., 6 May 2002
Author: macnjnc from Cincinnati, Ohio

Like others who have commented on this movie, I saw One Dark Night at the movie theater when I was a youngster. For a reason I can't seem to put my finger on, this film captured me and has stayed with me through the years. From time to time I love to "go back in time" and view this film over and over again. Right of the bat, I will say that some people may not care for this movie due to it's old school feel and cinematography; but for me it's a movie that I've always cherished and will always hold a special place in my heart.

This movie has a certain bizarre and eerie feel to it that will give you the creeps, and as a matter of fact One Dark Nights oddity and unorthodox flavor is one of the reasons I'm so taken in by it. I'm certainly old school, and I feel like current horror movies have lost the feel and authenticity that some older films seem to have. One Dark Night certainly brings that "certain" flavor.

One Dark Night is the type of movie that would be perfect to watch on a rainy late evening or on Halloween night. I guess you could say it's a cinematic example of what Halloween is all about. It's has lots of spooky elements you look for in horror films: The atmospheric dark Mausoleum, Telekinesis, Gothic funeral procession, sad and thought provoking letters left by children of the dead, spooky graveyard and coroner scenes, a very odd and eerie scene of crime where 6 dead girls are found with a chilling open eyed gaze. It's just good old school horror, they just don't make them like this any more. I also have to give kudos to the background music or the score that's used throughout the film, it's helps the viewers experience. Much more so than I think people realize, the score is a compelling and powerful component that richly adds to the movies effectiveness and brings forth mood which is essential to any good horror film.

The casting in this film also came off(sort of in a unexpected way) very well. Adam West, who played Batman in the original series in the 60's adds to this films folklore. Meg Tilly plays her part very well and has a "look" about herself that seems tailored for a horror movie. The 3 prankish teen girls who were in the High School Sorority clique called "The Sisters "were perfectly casted; including one Sister who always gnawed and chewed on a toothbrush, even up to the point of her demise.....gimmicky indeed. It's finer elements like these that seem to endure me to the film.

Scenes at the end where Raymar tortures members of "The Sisters" in the Mausoleum with corpses could be viewed as silly but still some how manages to come over as okay and tolerable. The movie One Dark Night is currently out of print and could be considered rare. Although some may not agree, I consider the film to be a classic example of the genre. If you are a horror buff like myself, I would recommend this movie, you just may find it to be a keeper, and like it for its odd,creepy terror.

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