12 user 8 critic

Paranoia (1998)

R | | Drama, Thriller | June 1998 (USA)
Jana Mercer is the sole survivor after the serial killer has brutally slaughtered her family. Incredible trauma has isolated the girl from the whole world. She's living in fear and ... See full summary »




Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dr. Giggles (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto
Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young
Dark Tide (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Andi (Brigitte Bako) joins her husband Tim (Chris Sarandon) on a tropical island to help him with the dangerous task of capturing poisonous sea snakes for their venom. Andi's flagrant ... See full synopsis »

Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Chris Sarandon, Richard Tyson, Brigitte Bako
Wrong Number II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Greed results in murder in the tumultuous world of Internet stocks.

Director: Richard Middleton
Stars: Eric Roberts, Brigitte Bako, David Lipper
Replikator (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Two companies are competing to develop equipment that can replicate any kind of material, including human tissue. However, one of the companies has more plans for this machine, and more ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Jackson
Stars: Michael St. Gerard, Brigitte Bako, Ned Beatty
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Henry Adler, a bank employee and actor, is cast as a cop in an upcoming television series but he begins to take his duties seriously.

Director: David Wellington
Stars: Tom McCamus, Brigitte Bako, Kevin Tighe
Sweet Revenge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A woman searches for the man who betrayed her.

Director: Gordon McLennan
Stars: Richard Grieco, Brigitte Bako, Greg Evigan


Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jana Mercer
... Calvin Hawks
... Dr. Kurtzwell
... Mark Daniels
... David
... Warren
... Brady Watts
Mary Jane Wells ... Aunt Margaret
Jacques Sandulescu ... Vanya
Emmanuel Yarborough ... Witchy Stick Man (as Emanuel Yarbrough)
... Saleswoman
Irma St. Paule ... Old Woman
Seth Copans ... Librarian Jules
... Deputy Phyphe
Adam Purjes ... Boy in Library


Jana Mercer is the sole survivor after the serial killer has brutally slaughtered her family. Incredible trauma has isolated the girl from the whole world. She's living in fear and loneliness. The only contiguity is her brief interviews with the shrink and connection to Internet. Until the night when someone has established communication with Jana via computer. She realizes that her interlocutor is the ruthless murderer who has killed her family. And to her horror she finds out that he is going to be released from his confinement very soon. Written by Igor Shvetsov <igoryok@dialup.ptt.ru>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Get twisted! See more »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paranoia - Allein mit dem Killer  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Calvin Hawks: Another person's fear is the best drug there is. You could smell it across a room. You can drink it like vampire's blood, walk away stronger.
See more »


References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

pathetically written
28 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a big joke. First off, the acting is horrible, the look of the movie--it has the look of a very VERY low budget movie. The actors are miscast horribly. I could go on for days. Anyhow...the movie is fake. I mean, you have a girl named Jana who is the only survivor when her entire family is killed by a serial killer. We see this happen, and then we see her much later in life. She lives alone in an apartment, and usually stays locked up during the day, all paranoid and stuff...only contact with the outside is when she has her online therapy sessions with a female doctor. She is supposed to be this woman who was so traumatized, and her life is totally screwed up because of what happened. Does she act paranoid and mentally unbalanced like she should? Nope. She pretty much acts like a normal everyday person...she works out of her home as an architect and designer, but she goes out at night to meet with some guy she's working with. All alone in New York City, I think...and she's fine going out at night all alone. No way. Not only that, but she meets some guy who says he lived two houses down from her when her parents were killed, and the day she meets she tries to have sex with him...lets the guy into her apartment right away, etc. She should be untrusting of people...she even tells the guy herself that she can't ever trust people...yet she lets the guy in her bed the first day they see each other after 20 + years. Yea right...

The serial killer, who is now in prison, contacts Jana from prison. Funny thing--I never knew they gave prisoners laptop computers with internet access and fax machines. Wow! Anyhow...the guy contacts her, and she freaks out because of it...so she calls the corrections agency and they say--oh he was only sentenced to twenty years. 20 years for 3 murders? Wrong. The funny thing is, when Jana calls--she was surprised to see how much time he had left in prison. If her family was murdered, don't you think she would have known how long he was put away? It goes on from here--and it gets dumber and dumber.

This movie is horrible. If you ever see it in the rental place, STAY AWAY! I hate this movie so much, I think I;m going to contact the writer, and tell him to leave Hollywood, and do it quickly! .05/10

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial