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Unhinged (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 15 October 1982 (USA)
Three young women who crash their car during a rainstorm are taken in by a bizarre family at their large, rural estate.

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Don Gronquist
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Cast

Cast overview:
Laurel Munson Laurel Munson ... Terry Morgan
Janet Penner Janet Penner ... Marion Penrose (as J.E. Penner)
Sara Ansley Sara Ansley ... Nancy Paulson
Virginia Settle Virginia Settle ... Mrs. Penrose
John Morrison John Morrison ... Norman Barnes
Barbara Lusch Barbara Lusch ... Gloria
Bill Simmonds Bill Simmonds ... Carl Penrose
Francine Molter Francine Molter ... Terry's Mother (voice)
Dave Hood Dave Hood ... DJ (voice)
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Storyline

College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm... only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating mother and her daughter... our trio soon wish they hadn't. Written by suspicous

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Taglines:

Get your slice from the reaper. Violence beyond reason, Victims beyond help. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demencial See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Anavisio Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The word "unhinged" means mentally unbalance; deranged. See more »

Quotes

Marion Penrose: Do you think its been easy all these years? Do you? Do you think its been easy trying to take care of my brother? Trying to keep my secret from my mother? Fighting to keep my own secrets locked up inside? When I told you about Carl, I thought you would understand. I thought you would be different from all the rest! But oh no. You wouldn't believe me. You're just the same as all the others! All those years of trying to protect my brother. And that was the only thing that really mattered! But now...
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Crazy Credits

The fast-food restaurant chain, "Taco Time" is given a special thanks in the end credits, because of the radio ad that is heard in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20 IN D MINOR, K. 466, mvt. 2
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A little overrated
17 March 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

I don't see why such a fuss has been made of this film, because it's nothing special or unique. It seems that from the start they are trying to build up suspense, but it just gets too boring in the end. There are a few decent moments though and the story is fairly interesting, plus there's a twist ending. The weirdest thing about this film is the mans heavy breathing as he creeps about the house, sort of like strained breathing as if he's pleasuring himself. It's quite horrible to listen to. The moment he appears at the girls window is creepy which gets points from me. Overall there isn't enough payoff from the build up of tension, it's like a firework ready to blast off that whimpers out. The twist ending is rather ridiculous, although a lot of people will think it's cool.

Slasher fans will seek this out purely because it was once on the video nasties list, but be warned: it's very over-hyped.


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