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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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Obscure for a reason.
14 May 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A criminally insane patient is accidentally released from a psychiatric hospital due to a computer error. Psychiatrist Dr. Joan Gilmore (Belinda Montgomery) suspects what has happened and attempts to alert her superiors, but is obstructed by other members of staff who are keen to cover up their mistake. Following a trail of clues, Joan heads to the sorority house where, twenty years earlier, the lunatic slaughtered several girls. Guess who is there to meet her...

"You sluts, you whores", screams batty house mother Mrs, Collins (Viveca Lindfors, Aunt Bedelia in Creepshow) at a group of fun-loving sorority sisters who innocently dare to reveal a little bare flesh; this hysterical outburst is easily the best thing about obscure, mid-eighties slasher Silent Madness, the rest of the film being over-talky, virtually bloodless, and lacking in style.

Originally shot in 3D, the film initially looks as though it might at least be a bit of laugh thanks to some gratuitous 'in your face' moments designed to exploit its gimmick to the max, but this novelty soon wears off. Sydney Lassick, of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' fame, puts in a reasonably quirky performance as a disbelieving small town sheriff, which helps alleviate the boredom a tad, there's one imaginative kill involving a girl suspended upside down by her ankles, a length of cord and a dumb-bell, and a bonus point is awarded for getting the obligatory topless babe scene in pretty quickly, but even then, my rating is still only a paltry 3/10.


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