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Unhinged (1982)

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Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

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Cast overview:
Laurel Munson ...
Janet Penner ...
Marion Penrose (as J.E. Penner)
Sara Ansley ...
Nancy Paulson
Virginia Settle ...
Mrs. Penrose
John Morrison ...
Norman Barnes
Barbara Lusch ...
Gloria
Bill Simmonds ...
Carl Penrose
Francine Molter ...
Terry's Mother (voice)
Dave Hood ...
DJ (voice)
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College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm... only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating mother and her daughter... our trio soon wish they hadn't. Written by suspicous

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car | mansion | woods | secret | old lady | See more »

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Get your slice from the reaper. Violence beyond reason, Victims beyond help. See more »

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Nearly every single person involved with the film were locals from the Portland, Oregon area. See more »

Quotes

Marion Penrose: Do you think its been easy all these years? Do you? Do you think its been easy trying to take care of my brother? Trying to keep my secret from my mother? Fighting to keep my own secrets locked up inside? When I told you about Carl, I thought you would understand. I thought you would be different from all the rest! But oh no. You wouldn't believe me. You're just the same as all the others! All those years of trying to protect my brother. And that was the only thing that really mattered! But now...
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Crazy Credits

The fast-food restaurant chain, "Taco Time" is given a special thanks in the end credits, because of the radio ad that is heard in the beginning of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20 IN D MINOR, K. 466, mvt. 2
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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I was the victim of packaging
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Browsing the DVD section looking for something unusual and gory I came across this "video nasty". The packaging promised that it had been banned for years and was just now being released to the unsuspecting public. It was cheap so I took a flyer. That is $9.99 I will never get back! Unhinged is a movie lost. Not gory enough to thrill and not written well enough to captivate. It plods along, eventually finding a way to place 3 girls in a creepy mansion with creepy people. Fine, decent set up, right? Nope. One drawn out scene after another, plus scattered nudity to keep us somewhat interested, lead to the "thrilling climax". I'm not commenting on plot points because they are confusing and secondary. There are a few scenes in the end that are gory enough, but too little too late. Unhinged DVD contains a hilarious "talk show" segment where the director and star are interview by what looks to be a local Oregon morning TV show. Bottom line: Don't get fooled by the packaging. Unhinged does not deliver on its horror promises.


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