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A struggling artist (Parker) is implicated in a string of macabre murders.

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Alex Winter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Nick Parker
David O'Hara ... Will
Teri Hatcher ... Charlotte Parker
Bill Duke ... Detective Glass
Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy ... Sidney Miskiewicz
Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Rhula Miskiewicz
Alex Kilgore ... Adam Dennis
Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Soledad
Patricia Dunnock ... Sophie Parker
Helen Hanft ... Louisa
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Richard Parker
Lisby Larson Lisby Larson ... Eleanor Parker
Jon Tracy Jon Tracy ... Leonard Wooley
Charles E. Gerber ... Bob
Ken Comer Ken Comer ... Detective Comer
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Storyline

An art teacher spends his nights painting. One night he hears noises in the loft over his. Investigating, he discovers an interloper, who claims he is going to rent the area despite the landlord's earlier assurances that he would not rent the area. Shortly after this incident, the landlord is found murdered. The investigation turns towards a drunken evictee who was seen arguing with the landlord. However, his unwanted neighbor appears threatening and malevolent. Plagued by nightmares, the artist also starts acting irrationally and becomes a suspect. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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His Mind Is A Terrible Thing. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

30 November 2000 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapado en la oscuridad See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In an interview in the Fever dvd special features, Alex Winter said he wanted to get back to a type of filmmaking that is more about atmosphere than cutting and more about quiet than about sound. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [complaining to tenant who just moved in upstairs] I'm an artist, and at night, I work in my room.
Will: What's that got to do with me?
Nick: It's not you, it's the noise. You'll hear for yourself these walls are paper thin. Well, the landlord, he told me that he only used the top floor for storage.
Will: So what? You want me to move at 2:00 in the morning?
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intriguing
8 April 2008 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

Being a big fan of bill and ted back in my teen years, I was very interested to see what sort of writer/director Alex winter had become. After seeing this, I'm amazed his resume is so light and he has not made or written more movies. While this wasn't brilliant, this was a very atmospheric dark film about a guy trying to make ends meet and living in a slumflat. Henry Thomas was great in the lead role ably directed by Winter who keeps the suspense for the whole movie so that even when the credits roll, many questions still remain. With more efforts like this, hopefully Winter will move out Keano's shadow and not just be remembered for being a airhead who did fake guitar riffs.


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