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Mr. Wrong (1986)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  2 May 1986 (USA)
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Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Bolton ...
Meg
David Letch ...
The Man
Perry Piercy ...
Mary Carmichael
Suzanne Lee ...
Val
Margaret Umbers ...
Samantha
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Wayne
Gary Stalker ...
Bruce
Michael Haigh ...
Mr. Whitehorn
Phillip Gordon ...
Clive
Kate Harcourt ...
Meg's Mother
Jan Fisher ...
Edith
Meriol Buchanan ...
Woman with Dog
Ross Jolly ...
Neighbour
Don Linke ...
Martin
John Bullock ...
Meg's Father
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Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual "personality" attributed to eccentric old cars. Slowly she uncovers the shocking history of the car's previous owner, but not before the car exerts some tragic influence in her life. Written by Tania Robinson <taniarobinson@hotmail.com>

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Spiffy Ghost-Story Drama akin to Brian Clemens' THRILLER series.
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I wasn't expecting a lot from this after finding the tape at a thrift store for a dollar, and reading the ratings here before watching. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well crafted this tale of a haunted Jaguar was, and it reminded me very much of the great 1970s British series of features broadcast by BBC under the title of Thriller. The US release title of Dark of the Night is a bit more appropriate than Mr Wrong.

Though filmed in New Zealand in around 1984, it has the look and feel of something done 10 years earlier, and is not at all like a 1980s horror film. It also has nice character development and a well-handled plot with a subtle musical score. Some might feel it is a bit slow, but that is more an effect of a comparison to modern terror films that are quick-cut and horror-action vehicles with teens being slaughtered, and with relatively little in the way of development of character.

This film does not stereotype it's players, and give full dimension to as many characters as possible. The one fault it has is a lack of substance in regards to the one who we learn is the killer. But even with this shortcoming, I'd still give high recommendations.


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