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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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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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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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It wants her... It's waiting... It won't be long now. 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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Trivia

Thom Eberhardt's directional debut. 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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Connections

Remake of The Survivor (1981) See more »

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Hello, Goodbye
Performed by Evan Williams
Courtesy of Gregg Thomas
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Crash
19 December 2016 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Annoyed by all the attention thrown her way, the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash tries to get on with her life, however, it appears that Death still has a plan to take her in this intriguing horror thriller. The film's best asset is the dialogue with several fascinating notions tossed around as "survivor's syndrome", referring to guilt often experienced by sole survivors, and curious statistics, such as the majority of sole survivors dying within 24 months of their accident, often as a result of carelessness or subconsciously placing themselves in dangerous situations. The protagonist also offers an interesting tale of a dress that she was not charged for, commenting that she experienced similar elation upon surviving the crash, before then remarking "they eventually find" any mistake. 'Sole Survivor' is not, however, the psychological horror film that one might expect from such intelligent dialogue. There is never any doubt that it is not in her mind and that there are really forces out to get her. Also, creepy as the blankly staring zombies are, their lack of urgency in getting her never quite rings true. The plot is further drawn out with an extraneous strip poker game that only seems to exist to meet a nudity quota and most perhaps disappointing of all, both the lead actress and her boyfriend are bland. This is, however, a film to watch for its small delights: an ominous elevator ride, a foreboding bug-eyed clock, a young girl zombie, etc. The premise is also highly original and undeniably thought-provoking depending on how much one believes in chance, fate and coincidence.


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