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Sole Survivor (1984)

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

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Thom Eberhardt

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Skinner ... Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ... Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ... Kristy Cutler
Caren L. Larkey ... Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Andrew Boyer Andrew Boyer ... Blake
Daniel Bryan Cartwell Daniel Bryan Cartwell ... Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Wendy Dake Wendy Dake ... Roxie
Stephen V. Isbell Stephen V. Isbell ... Cabbie (as Steve Isbell)
William Snare William Snare ... Artie
Peggy McClure Peggy McClure ... Crash Victim
Roberta Kay Roberta Kay ... Crash Victim
Kathleen Blyth Kathleen Blyth ... Crash Victim
Steve Krause Steve Krause ... Crash Victim
Dominic Manano Dominic Manano ... Crash Victim
Randy Stripling Randy Stripling ... Crash Victim (as Randolph Stripling)
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Storyline

Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear. Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend, Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash, but somehow escaped, now the unseen specter of Death wants to collect her by sending its minions, people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planned for. Written by matt-282

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This woman has cheated death. Now, Death wants to even the score. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desafio À Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Tustin, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in only 28 days. See more »

Quotes

Karla Davis: You cannot stop it, and anyone who stands in its way, or finds out, or even remotely suspects it, they will be delt with.
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Connections

Remake of The Survivor (1981) See more »

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Come To Me
Courtesy of Evan Williams
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Deserves more than what it's compared to
23 May 2018 | by daddyisawolfmanSee all my reviews

This is a perfectly directed, well written, well acted masterpiece of a horror movie. Whether or not Final Destination or It Follows lifted from it doesn't even matter. The "death is coming to collect a debt" plot was bound to pop up in someone's head again at some point. What really makes a difference is the way this whole thing comes together.

If you're allergic to the stylistic tendencies of 80's horror cinema or 80's cinema in general, please steer clear. This is that decade done to perfection.

If you're like me, you will be floored and wonder why the world has kept this a secret for so damn long.


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