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Paura nel buio (1989)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  1989 (Italy)
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Sick young man drives around in his daddy's camper, looking for lone stray females to kidnap, torture, rape, and murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Balogh ...
Mark Glazer
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Jason Saucier ...
Kevin
Robin Fox ...
Mark's Father
Thomas Mitchell ...
Big Man in Store
Fay W. Edwards ...
Tom Schultheis ...
Policeman
Mel Davis ...
Man
Sandra Parker ...
Toyota's Woman
Gary Wade Morton ...
Policeman #2
Dan Smith ...
Pontiac man
Michael Lewis ...
TV Reporter
Charlie Edwards ...
Greaser #1
Fred Bittner ...
Greaser #2
Julia Howards ...
Kevin's friend
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Mark, a disturbed young man, harbors sexual desires for his deceased mother. Driving around the back roads of Va. Beach, Mark seeks out lone females to carry out his twisted sexual fantasies. Enter Daniela, who bares a striking resemblance to mom, who happens to make the mistake of accepting a ride from Mark. Written by Humberto Amador

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »
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As exciting as watching paint dry.
8 April 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Deranged mama's boy Joe Balogh prowls the Virginia Beach area in his Winnebago,picking up women whom he thinks might take the place of his dead mother,then killing them when they come up short.He kidnaps a slim blonde(Josie Bissette),because of her resemblance to his dead mother."Hitcher in the Dark" is a cheesy and predictable Umberto Lenzi's thriller that manages to be slightly entertaining.There are some total lapses in logic and there is absolutely no suspense.The climax is incredibly awful and the script is weak.The movie is poorly done in typical Lenzi fashion with lots of false suspense and a total lack of believability in both the performances.However if you are a rabid fan of Italian horror films you can give it a look.4 out of 10.


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