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Silent Madness (1984)

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A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital because of a computer error and heads to the site (a sorority) of his past murders to continue his penchant for mayhem. Dr. Joan ... See full summary »

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Dr. Joan Gilmore
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Mrs. Collins
Solly Marx ...
Howard Johns
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Sheriff Liggett
David Greenan ...
Mark McGowan
Roderick Cook ...
Dr. Kruger
Stanja Lowe ...
Dr. Anderson
Ed Van Nuys ...
Dr. Van Dyce
Dennis Helfend ...
Virgil
Philip Levy ...
Jesse
Tori Hartman ...
Pam
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Jane
Katie Bull ...
Cheryl
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Michael
Jeffrey Bingham ...
John Howard
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A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital because of a computer error and heads to the site (a sorority) of his past murders to continue his penchant for mayhem. Dr. Joan Gilmore takes off after him while the hospital administrators cover up the mistake and send some staff thugs out to get both the doctor and the escaped lunatic. Written by Ørnås

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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Beautiful Screamers  »

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Mrs. Collins: All right girls listen up. This is probably a simple prank. Just to be safe I want you to lock up and stay together.
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A dangerous lunatic escapes from a mental hospital. A girls college is nearby. You figure out what happens next. And if you can't, you haven't seen enough movies. Or I've watched too many. Anyhoo, as the body count rises and we get a couple of obligatory boob shots, no-one believes the one sane female doctor who knows what's going on, so she sets out to stop the guy herself. After all, those vestal virgins ain't gonna be much use in a fight...

Apart from a nostalgic glance at an old Dragon's Lair arcade machine, there is NOTHING that separates this from the surfeit of others slashers from the 80's. Bad hair, awful editing and plot holes are here in abundance. Why for instance, when our mad psycho catches up with the good lady doctor, is she the only victim he doesn't dispatch straightaway... He ties her up (not very well) thus giving her a chance to escape. Not only is he crazy, but also incredibly dumb.

File under FORGETTABLE NONSENSE. Next... 4/10


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