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Unhinged (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 15 October 1982 (USA)
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

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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The film had already received notoriety in the UK after being featured on the BBC News as part of a report concerning the availability of uncertified video films. Even though the film had received a cinema certificate by the BBFC this led to it being banned and included on the DPP list of 72 video nasties. The film was eventually passed uncut in the UK in 2005. See more »

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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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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 »

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PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20 IN D MINOR, K. 466, mvt. 2
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Pretty good slasher.
27 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Don Gronquist's "Unhinged" is a pretty good slasher film.A trio of young girls(led by Laurel Munson as Terry)head off to a rock concert,only to end up knocked unconscious during the car accident on a desolate country road in the middle of thunderstorm.The girls wake to find themselves recovering in the isolated estate of weird spinster and her equally weird invalid mother.Soon some creepy happenings will begin...Director Don Gronquist generates a fair amount of suspense and there is some pretty graphic gore on display.The film is grainy and dimly-lit,so fans of early 80's low-budget horror won't be disappointed.The acting is horrible,but the climax is pretty shocking and unexpected.To sum up,"Unhinged" isn't a great slasher film by any means,but if you're looking for obscure horror give this one a look.Recommended.


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