While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by Forest Ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area.... See full summary »
Thanks to a major power cut, a gang of psychopaths breaks out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to the psychiatrists who have tormented them over the years with their bizarre theories...Written by
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Makeup effects artist Tom Savini was brought in specifically to create the horrific monster apparition that Toni has. Savini achieved the startling effect by covering an actor in a concoction of soap and Rice Krispies cereal. See more »
When the escaped inmates climb into the white van in the parking lot of the strip mall, the van is parked head-on in front of a store. We see the inmates climb in and the next shot has them hurriedly driving forward, which was impossible given the cement barrier and curb that was in front of the van. They would have had to reverse the van first. See more »
Preacher likes to set fire to churches, that's his trip. Unfortunately he does it when there are people inside.
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Although the UK cinema version was intact the 1987 Rank video was cut by 15 secs by the BBFC with edits to a scene where a babysitter is threatened by knife thrusts while kneeling on a bed. See more »
This movie is better than the title would suggest. There's an amazing cast here, comprised of horror vet Donald Pleasance and general freak show actors Jack Palance and Martin Landau. This movie has the classic build...complete with outdoor autumnal New England scenery and estate views with insane-asylum setting and mood. Also, there's the new-family-just-moved-in freaky vibe as well as a punk band concert scene tangent. All of which scream (with the help of a keyboard-laden soundtrack) early 1980's. And not in the worst way.
Martin Landau seems truly disturbed throughout the film. His performance alone is worth the watch. I felt Donald Pleasance was actually smoking alternative substances, which led him to an inspired performance as the doctor who is treating the patients, but who may need treatment of his own.
Historical relevance: 8 Individual actor performance: 8.5 Overall quality: 6
Jen's Ultimate: 7
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