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Silent Madness (1984)

After a computer glitch accidentally releases a homicidal maniac, his doctor and some hospital staff track a trail of bodies to the sorority house where the killer committed his earlier crimes.

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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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Originally released in both 3-D and 2-D. See more »

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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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Referenced in Fright Show (1985) See more »

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A maddening of a film
24 May 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I can't believe some of the talent that participated in that crap, the great Vivica Lindfors of all people. She ought to be stoned. There are a couple of impressive moments, but that simply joins all those other crap 80 horror pics. The movie starts off trashily, it had me thinking, "Oh, it's not gonna be like this?", but then got better, for a while, but then it fell back, below average. Gore hounds will share a madness of their own, where gore is scarce and restrained. The most effectively terrifying scene, is the sledge hammer attack van scene. Due to a computer glitch, a most dangerous infamous patient, is wrongly released, where he's a guinea pig in an underground operation by some bad eggs at the psychiatric facility, repellent ones who belong with the other psycho's. One young nurse, Montgomery, one of many talented performers in this, knows something's rotten in Denmark, and does some snooping around where she ends up on a girl's campus, where this nutter, once massacred a sorority, who were pr..k teasing him. She meets a handsome reporter and they form a partnership, to find out if this presumed dead nutter is still alive, which we already know he is. Lindfors's secret, I saw straight off. Montgomery as a goody goody, kind of gets annoying, where our nutter who we view full on, mostly in the end, is SCARY, while also looking like an extra on a zombie movie. This flick, will disappoint, and comes up short on many things, although it's not badly made. It walks paths of predictability too, as it becomes all too familiar with other films of it's ilk. Montgomery overacts big time at the start, Sydney Lassick, simply used as the town cop, while Lindfors, of course walks away with her acting reel. From the makers of the much better House, this bad film, with a good story line, just wasn't utilized properly, in it's last half hour.


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