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Force of Darkness (1985)

In a parking lot, Gloria Ramsey is the powerless witness to the murder of her life partner, a physician. On the scene of the crime, the police listen to the young woman's version but ... See full summary »

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Conrad
Doug Shanklin ...
Detective Ben Johnson (as Douglas Alan Shanklin)
Loren Cedar ...
Gloria Ramsey
Mark Milan ...
Tom Ramsey
Marlin Fischer ...
Ron Hubbard II
Eddie Hailey ...
Murry
Gordon Rigsby ...
Dr. Rogers
Christopher Roberts ...
Prison Guard
Clifford Hauge ...
Witness
Florence Hauge ...
Witness
Charles Robert Smithe ...
Police officer #1
William Douglas ...
Police officer #2
Thomas R. Hess ...
Police officer #3 (as Tom Hess)
Bill Gordon ...
Police officer #4
Robert Brazil ...
Police officer #5
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In a parking lot, Gloria Ramsey is the powerless witness to the murder of her life partner, a physician. On the scene of the crime, the police listen to the young woman's version but unfortunately the only prints found are hers. Detective Ben Johnson, who is convinced of her innocence, goes after the last patient who came to visit the doctor. To his surprise, the man happens to believe he is possessed by the devil... Written by Guy Bellinger

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San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz prison is again full of violence and terror.

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When Johnson arrives at the scene of the first murder, the same 30 seconds of police dispatcher dialogue (mostly gibberish) from the vehicle radios is looped over and over during the ensuing minutes. See more »

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References The Three Faces of Eve (1957) See more »

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Prisoner
Written by David Minasian
Performed by David Minasian
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Multi-personality and psychopathy.
8 January 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Force of Darkness" tells the story of a serial killer played by Mel Novak,who suffers from multi-personality disorder.He is possessed by some demon and goes on a killing spree."Force of Darkness" is a rare and difficult to find horror film which predates Robert Resnikoff's action packed "The First Power".However I must say that "Force of Darkness" does what it seems to set out to do quite well.It entertains the viewer.The action keeps moving the story along at a good pace.There are some effective jump scares and one or two rather creepy stalking scenes.The movie would be improved dramatically if more care was put into the atmosphere,but it's still a decent and gloomy crime/procedural/supernatural horror with strong religious and spiritual overtones.6 out of 10.


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