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He Knows You're Alone (1980)

A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Scott Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Scardino ... Marvin
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Amy Jensen
Elizabeth Kemp ... Nancy
Tom Rolfing Tom Rolfing ... Ray Carlton (the killer)
Lewis Arlt Lewis Arlt ... Det. Len Gamble
Patsy Pease Patsy Pease ... Joyce
James Rebhorn ... Prof. Carl Mason
Tom Hanks ... Elliot
Dana Barron ... Diana
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Ralph the Tailor
Paul Gleason ... Det. Frank Daley
James Carroll James Carroll ... Phil
Brian Byers ... Bernie
Curt Hostetter Curt Hostetter ... Tommy
Robin Lamont Robin Lamont ... Ruthie
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Storyline

A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is too late. Meanwhile, the bride has to figure out if it is all in her imagination or not, aided by her ex-boyfriend... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Taglines:

Every girl is frightened the night before her wedding, but this time... there's good reason!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shriek See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the DVD commentary, director Armand Mastroianni said that horror fans frequently confuse this film with When A Stranger Calls (1979), because of their similarly threatening titles. Mastroianni also said coincidentally, 'He Knows You're Alone' and 'When A Stranger Calls' were both playing at a New York City theater at the same time. He said that the theater marquee read 'When A Stranger Calls He Knows You're Alone' as if it was all one big movie title. See more »

Goofs

When Amy and Nancy are sitting on the couch talking and drinking wine, Nancy pours wine into Amy's glass almost filling it. The amount of wine in the glass then varies between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Wanting to have sex with Joyce]
Professor Carl Mason: Come on lets do it on the table.
Joyce: I told you, the table's too hard!
Professor Carl Mason: No it's not!
Joyce: Oh that's easy for you to say, I'm the one on the bottom!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Mysterious Lover
Words by Jeanne Napoli, deBorge Roggeman
Music by Alexander Peskanov and Mark Peskanov
Sung by Jeanne Napoli
© 1980 by Songs of Bandler-Koppelman, Inc., Windward Music and Viv Enterprises, Ltd., Zorro Music Division
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Some interesting aspects....
10 March 2008 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Some of the scenes in this movie , while we have seen them before, are worth a view, rather odd at times.

Tom Hanks in a bit part as a psychology major talking about fear and how audiences pay to be frightened , as a spoof of the movie itself.

Tom Rolfing as the Michael Myers type villain is good, this is a comparable film to "Halloween". The scene with the fish tank is something you will remember for a few days, at any rate. The scenes in the amusement park are good, better than "Terror Train" a vehicle which included, of all young struggling actors, Bill Maher.

Anyway, if you are up for it, there is also an amusing scene with now famous James Rebhorn ("Far from Heaven", "The Incredible Mr. Ripley") as a cheating professor having an affair with his student. He comes to a bad end, here. 6/10.


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