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One Dark Night (1982)

PG | | Horror | 25 February 1983 (USA)
As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin (as Thomas McLoughlin)

Writers:

Tom McLoughlin (as Thomas McLoughlin), Michael Hawes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Tilly ... Julie Wells
Melissa Newman ... Olivia McKenna
Robin Evans ... Carol Mason
Leslie Speights ... Kitty
Donald Hotton ... Dockstader
Elizabeth Daily ... Leslie Winslow
David Mason Daniels David Mason Daniels ... Steve
Adam West ... Allan McKenna
Leo Gorcey Jr. ... Barlow
Rhio H. Blair Rhio H. Blair ... Coroner
Larry Carroll ... T.V. Reporter
Katee McClure Katee McClure ... Female Reporter
Kevin Peter Hall ... Eddie
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Drunk (as Ted Lehman)
Nancy Mott Nancy Mott ... Lucy
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Storyline

A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar's command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside. Will they survive the horrific night in the crypt? Written by Derek O'Cain

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a crypt is a place where the dead are laid to rest... or are they? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night in the Crypt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$978,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 28 days. See more »

Goofs

When Kitty and Carol scare Julie with the hand and sheet, Kitty is just wearing her purple jacket, but when they return to where they left their bag Kitty has a sheet on too. See more »

Quotes

Kitty: Let's book up!
Leslie: What's the big rush?
Carol: I wanna get there before it closes, nerdle brain!
Leslie: Nerdle brain; very nice.
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Alternate Versions

Billed as the "Director's Cut," the alternate version of "One Dark Night" available on the Shriek Show DVD is the filmmaker's original cut, which doesn't include completed effects and music. Much of this version is comprised of alternate takes and additional dialogue, and it includes less of Melissa Newman, whom producers expanded the role of. See more »

Connections

References The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) See more »

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Much better than its reputation suggests; watch for it!
3 January 2002 | by pmsusanaSee all my reviews

The first sixty-or-so minutes of this undeservedly obscure horror film, when we're introduced to a fairly typical group of prankish teens, is unremarkable. However, the film offers a memorably horrifying climax that's well worth hanging on for: As the kids are setting up an elaborate practical joke in a mausoleum, a supernatural force causes numerous corpses, in varying stages of decay, to leave their coffins and pursue the now-terrified pranksters through the dark corridors. The film contains no gore (which is unusual for a horror movie of this period), but if your tastes run to ambulatory corpses it really delivers the goods. By the way, the film's shooting title was "Rest In Peace".


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