A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and her husband forget that they were responsible for the murder of a farmhand and for his cruel imprisonment in the asylum.Written by
This was originally planned as an American-set film to star Steve McQueen and was announced as such by Twentieth Century Fox in 1963. See more »
When Salem makes his second escape, at night after lights out, all scenes outdoors until he returns to his cell and pretends to sleep are obviously daylight. No attempt has been made to use a day-for-night filter. See more »
this movie A.K.A lunatic,good performance by MVS as salem
i was looking for "the night visitor" for long time cuz im a big max von sydow fan,and i finally i found it under
a strange title"Lunatic"which SURPRISINGLY not mentioned here
in a.k.a section . the story are the same here: a mental patient (MVS as salem)just
escaped from his asylum in his underwear and... sorry i won't spoil anything more here, , but this a real thriller and i recommend MVS fans to watch this movie its one of his better performance(after the exorcist 1 and 2 of course)
hani (king of horror movies)
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