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The Black Room (1982)

R | | Horror, Thriller | March 1984 (USA)
A room gets put up for rent following the mysterious murder of its previous tenant. When an apartment-hunting man sees the deal the brother and sister landlords are offering, he immediately... See full summary »
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Stephen Knight ...
Jason
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Bridget (as Cassandra Gaviola)
Jimmy Stathis ...
Larry
Clara Perryman ...
Robin
Charlie Young ...
Lisa
Geanne Frank ...
Sandy
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Terry
Allisun Kale ...
Jenny
Edwin Avedissian ...
Davie
Sheila Reid ...
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A room gets put up for rent following the mysterious murder of its previous tenant. When an apartment-hunting man sees the deal the brother and sister landlords are offering, he immediately puts down the first month's rent and starts spending his days there, even though he has a home to spend his nights at with his wife. When he comes home, he tells his wife about the fantasies he has of having sex with various women each day in his new apartment. His wife goes along with it for a while, but when she discovers that her husband's stories are much more than just fantasies, she starts to do some investigating. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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There is a room for rent in the Hollywood Hills... and the tenants are paying in blood.

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Writer/co-director Norman Thaddeus Vane discovered Christopher McDonald acting in a stage play. See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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A special film that works despite budget limitations
25 February 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The Black Room turned out to be an engrossing semi-masterpiece. I was expecting mundane from this forgotten horror, but what I saw was more kinky, twisted and sick than I'd imagined. Something about the acting, the script , the directing or everything was different than other films. It also has the most graffically depicted blood transfusions I've ever seen. They were painstakingly slow over these shots. I had to turn away....gallons of blood... It's a shame Clara Perryman didn't do much after this film. She was excellent and made the troubled relationship with her and Jim Stathis {also great} possibly more interesting than the horror elements. Linnea Quigley plays a small role as the babysitter. She says maybe 5 words.


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