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Unhinged (1982)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  15 October 1982 (USA)
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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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Nearly every single person involved with the film were locals from the Portland, Oregon area. See more »

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Mrs. Penrose: Marion? Marion! Answer me! Do you have another one of your men up there?
Marion Penrose: No, mother.
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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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A little overrated
17 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't see why such a fuss has been made of this film, because it's nothing special or unique. It seems that from the start they are trying to build up suspense, but it just gets too boring in the end. There are a few decent moments though and the story is fairly interesting, plus there's a twist ending. The weirdest thing about this film is the mans heavy breathing as he creeps about the house, sort of like strained breathing as if he's pleasuring himself. It's quite horrible to listen to. The moment he appears at the girls window is creepy which gets points from me. Overall there isn't enough payoff from the build up of tension, it's like a firework ready to blast off that whimpers out. The twist ending is rather ridiculous, although a lot of people will think it's cool.

Slasher fans will seek this out purely because it was once on the video nasties list, but be warned: it's very over-hyped.


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