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Sole Survivor (1983)

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

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Cast

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Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ...
Brian Richardson
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Kristy Cutler
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Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Andrew Boyer ...
Blake
Daniel Bryan Cartwell ...
Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Wendy Dake ...
Roxie
Stephen V. Isbell ...
Cabbie (as Steve Isbell)
William Snare ...
Artie
Peggy McClure ...
Crash Victim
Roberta Kay ...
Crash Victim
Kathleen Blyth ...
Crash Victim
Steve Krause ...
Crash Victim
Dominic Manano ...
Crash Victim
Randy Stripling ...
Crash Victim (as Randolph Stripling)
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Storyline

Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear. Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend, Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash, but somehow escaped, now the unseen specter of death wants to collect her by sending its minions, people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planed for. Written by matt-282

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This woman has cheated death. Now, Death wants to even the score. See more »

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December 1983 (USA)  »

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Desafio À Morte  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in only 28 days. See more »

Quotes

Karla Davis: You cannot stop it, and anyone who stands in its way, or finds out, or even remotely suspects it, they will be delt with.
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References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Come To Me
Courtesy of Evan Williams
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Why Don't More People Talk About This Film?
7 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

If slow paced, intelligent horror films along the lines of Let's Scare Jessica to Death or Carnival of Souls are your speed, you'll find a lot to love in Sole Survivor.

Predating Final Destination by nearly 20 years, Sole Survivor tells the story of Denise, a TV producer, who ends up being the sole survivor of a plane crash. Soon after, she starts seeing people following her and, well,...I don't want to spoil anything else.

Sole Survivor is a perfect example of "less is more." Things are never quite clear or explained, which makes the entire film quite mysterious and creepy. Most of the performances are subdued and natural and a large cloud of doom hangs over the entire film. It's impressively creepy, honestly.

If you're a gore hound or looking for cheap jump scares, Sole Survivor might not be your cup of tea, but those who appreciate a nice slow burn will probably love it.


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