A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Holder ...
Bob
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Jessie
Tony Crupi ...
Drifter
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John
Laura Melton ...
Amy
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Capt. Pritchett
Santos Morales ...
Carlos
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Danny
Marcy Hansen ...
Cathy
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Grotowski
W.T. Zacha ...
Mechanic
Gerry Landrum ...
Lineman
Kay St. Germain Wells ...
Neighbor (as Kay St. Germain)
Suzanne Benoit ...
Salesgirl
Steve Perry ...
Wayne (as Ben Dover)
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In a place called...Midvale, a sanitarium becomes minus one patient, when one of those interred breaks out of said loony bin after dispatching security specialists there and heads off to looking for the love of his life. Our disturbed individual is obsessively jealous, slaying anyone whom he fears may be endangering his relationship with his current girlfriend. Can the police catch him before he catches up to her? Written by suspicous

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Someone out there is watching you... Don't unlock your door.

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April 1988 (West Germany)  »

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The Deadly Intruder  »

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Jessie: [Catching on at last] Oh my God you are crazy!
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Better than its reputation.
27 June 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This film got lost in the glut of slasher flicks that avalanched into the vid stores back in the merry old 80's.

Mental hospital escapee tries to survive outside. And you just KNOW he's going to revert to his old homicidal ways. And of course you've got your lone cop trying to find him before he does.

The dark atmosphere helped a lot here. One got the impression one saw more in the shadows. I kept thinking I missed a few clues.

The acting itself was so-so at its best, but no one was bad, so I guess that's a plus.

The cover art on the video box sucked me in back in '88 or so when I saw this. I never regretted it. There's so much drek from when video got huge. This one is worth remembering.


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