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Blind Fear (1989)

R | | Crime, Thriller | May 1989 (France)
A blind employee at a New England lodge is in danger when a gang of killers arrives to stay at the lodge.


Tom Berry


Sergio Altieri

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Cast overview:
Shelley Hack ... Erika Breen
Jack Langedijk Jack Langedijk ... Bo Fenner (as Jack Langedyk)
Kim Coates ... Ed
Heidi von Palleske ... Marla
Jan Rubes ... Lasky
Ron Lea ... Cal
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Harry Heinneman
Nicholas Kilbertus Nicholas Kilbertus ... Telephone repairman (as Nicolas Kilbertus)
Derek Bradshaw Derek Bradshaw ... Homer
Larry Schwartz Larry Schwartz ... Mr. Quentin
Daniel Nalbach Daniel Nalbach ... Captain Anderman
Stefan Wodoslawsky Stefan Wodoslawsky ... Guard
Tyrone Benskin ... Guard
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Mel


A blind employee at a New England lodge is in danger when a gang of killers arrives to stay at the lodge.

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A classic tale of gothic suspense. See more »


Crime | Thriller


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Canada | USA



Release Date:

May 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Dark Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada

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Did You Know?


During the armored car robbery, one of the criminals fires a high powered rifle once through the windshield to let the guards know they can be shot through the bullet resistant glass. However, the broken glass is simply regular 1/4" glass (or most likely sugar glass used for safety in film/TV) not the 1 3/16" minimum thickness of real bullet resistant glass. See more »


Referenced in Scanners II: The New Order (1991) See more »

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"A blind girl got away from you"?
6 December 2013 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Modest, unknown low-budget b-grade thriller which would cue ones interest if they're a fan of the main actress; Shelley Hack of TV's "Charlie's Angels" fame. What we get here is in the tradition of "Blind Terror" and "Wait Until Dark", but no way does it reach the great heights of those aforementioned films. A blind switchboard operator at a remote New England inn loses her job as its shutting down, but during her last night there she finds herself sharing the abandon inn with three criminals hiding out after robbing an armoured van. When they find out who they are sharing the inn with another person who's blind, they go about trying to get rid of this problem. The plot is rather down-pat and contrived, setting it during a stormy night within an lodge filled with empty rooms and shadow-laced corridors. A game of cat and mouse is ensured, but the tension is well measured and the plotting remains calculated, despite the predictable nature and it does manage to cook up an out-of-the-blue twist. I didn't see it coming and it sets it apart from its mundane set-up. There's a shot-on-video quality to it, but at the same time its smoothly photographed and the resourcefully sharp direction paces it rather well. Some taut touches and there's a Gothic ambiance evident. Outside a few stiff dialogue exchanges, the script is well played and marginally entertaining. Hack is dependably good, but it's Kim Coates' boiling psychotic temperament which steals the show. He must have made an impression as director Tom Berry would reuse Coates again in "The Amityville Curse".

"I'm going to kill you".

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