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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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The collector hits the road
7 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Although this is a road movie ,Lenzi's screenplay (Lenzi takes an American name in the cast and credits of the version I saw)is roughly a photocopy of William Wyler's impressive "the collector" (1965) with snatches of "Psycho" (the mother) and "Vertigo" (how to turn a woman into another one)thrown in.A collector who would travel all across the country ,picking up girls and (well read the plot)...The dialog is most of the time funnier than it is scary,and acting is particularly poor.Some scenes such as the "beauty" contest are mostly filler.At times ,it seems that Lenzi is begging to be taken seriously : there is a "poetic" scene when the "hero" helps a bird to fly away.But most of the time it is Punch and Judy level with vodka,handcuffs and pills galore.One can save ,at a pinch,the scene in the drive- in where people are having fun watching a farce while horrible things happen not far from them.


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