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Paura nel buio (1989)

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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.


(as Humphrey Humbert)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Balogh ...
Mark Glazer
Robin Fox ...
Mark's Father
Thomas Mitchell ...
Big Man in Store
Fay W. Edwards ...
Tom Schultheis ...
Mel Davis ...
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


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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1989 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Fear in the Dark  »

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1.85 : 1
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The film's ending had to be re-shot in order to give the film a more "happier" ending. See more »


References Killing Birds (1987) See more »

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Slightly better then gazing at a blank screen
24 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tedious tale of a serial killer who picks up hitch-hikers, Daniela (Josie Bisset) is his current pray and Kevin (Jason Saucer) is her boyfriend trying to rescue her.It is written by Umberto Lenzi. The guy who made Cannibal Ferox & Eaten Alive should just stick to people who eat people movie, as this film plays out like a poor man's Toolbox Murders. Heh what am i saying?? Toolbox Murders was a poor man's Toolbox Murders. But I digress, the point is you'd probably do better just waiting for the upcoming remake of The Toolbox Murders by Tobe Hooper.

My Grade: D

Dvd Extras: Umberto Lenzi interview; theatrical trailer; trailers for Black Demons, and My Dear Killer

Eye Candy: Daniela (Josie Bisset) goes nude & a completely random wet T-shirt contest

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