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Unhinged (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 15 October 1982 (USA)
Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

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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 »

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Horror

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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 film had already received notoriety in the UK after being featured on the BBC News as part of a report concerning the availability of uncertified video films. Even though the film had received a cinema certificate by the BBFC this led to it being banned and included on the DPP list of 72 video nasties. The film was eventually passed uncut in the UK in 2005. 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 »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20 IN D MINOR, K. 466, mvt. 2
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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pchycological thriller worth a look
30 December 2005 | by lthseldy1See all my reviews

This movie should be along with the cult classics, it's a pchycological thriller involving a demented mother and her daughter and somewhere during the movie a mentally disabled son. A group of girls are caught during a storm when their car wrecks and are soon brought to a house of the old lady and her daughter and soon discover their strange relationship. This movie is so full of curved balls you can't figure out just who the killer is in this movie that leads to the end of the travelers lives. One thing that was not explained was the weird way the old lady acted during the dinner table staring at silver salt and pepper shakers or whatever they were, which was one of the many strange things she did. There were a few strange scenes in the movie; why would somebody just sit in front of a piano and listen to this loony toon play the piano playing checkers? But it's all worth the watch as the end climaxes and the whole movie just throws me for a loop. Well worth a watch if you like strange, spooky thunderstorm type movies.


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