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Four dangerous psychopaths (two played by Jack Palance and Martin Landau) easily escape from an asylum run by a VERY liberal doctor (Donald Pleasance) during a blackout. They proceed to terrorize a doctor (Dwight Schultz), his wife, their little daughter, the doctor's sister (who is on the verge of a nervous breakdown) and a stranger. And the electricity is out, the phone lines are cut and the house is completely isolated...I saw this in a theatre in 1982 and it scared me silly. It had me jumping and two sequences (one involving a baby sitter on a bed and the other with blood dripping on a woman's face) had me cringing. Seeing it over 20 years later, it's not as scary but still is an above average horror film.The film moves quickly, there are nice directorial touches from Jack Sholder (who went on to direct "Nightmare on Elm Street 2") and it has an above average cast--Pleasance seems a little embarrassed but Palance is good and Landau is clearly enjoying himself. There are quite a few scary moments, a good spooky score and the final half hour is an all out assault on the family. Also it's pretty restrained in terms of gore.But there are huge gaps in logic which I didn't notice the first time and I really did not need a sequence where it is insinuated that a little girl has been molested. Also the young girl of the family is the most annoying little brat I've ever seen--I was desperately hoping she'd get knocked senseless just to shut her up. And it really has no ending.Still, if you ignore the plot holes this film really can work on you. Best seen at night, in a dark room...and all alone:)




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After hearing many things about Alone in the Dark, good and bad, I saw it as someone who has a lot of admiration for most of the cast and liked a lot of things they've done. And it was an hour and a half well worth spent, it is not flawless of course but it was most effective, a lot of fun and handles the horror and suspense elements surprisingly well.The film does get off to a rather pedestrian start, aside from a wonderfully weird opening dream sequence, with a lot of talk and not a lot happening(or at least not a lot particularly interesting). It ends a touch too conveniently outside of the reveal and the bizarre gem that is the nightclub encounter, Lyla for my tastes is an annoying character nonchalantly played by Elizabeth Ward and while they all did a fine job the big names could have done with a little more screen time, Jack Palance especially is underused.However, once the psychopaths escape Alone in the Dark really gets going and boasts some great offbeat dialogue, Donald Pleasance's speech in his last scene is deliciously nuts and Palance has two of the film's most memorable lines(one being "There are no crazy people, doctor, we're all just on vacation" and "So... it's not just us crazy folk that kill. We all kill... when we must") and some genuinely scary, stylishly shot and well-timed shocks, the knife through the mattress, the heart-in-your-mouth moment with the fleeting apparition and the clever reveal with The Bleeder(did not see that coming at all) being the standouts.Alone in the Dark is well-made with tight editing and photography that's stylish and moody, I for one didn't find it dated at all, and efficiently directed(hard to believe this was just a debut, Jack Sholder mentioned that it was his personal favourite of his films and it shows here, personally do agree with him). The music score is very spooky and quite refreshing for a horror and apart from Ward the cast are uniformly good. Dwight Schultz's role is very atypical and he does a good job playing it straight, even if a couple of Dr. Potter's decisions are a little dumb, and Donald Pleasance is great fun as Bain. Erland van Lidt intimidates from his appearance alone and Jack Palance is both very funny and menacing, but especially good is Martin Landau, who has seldom been creepier and he looked as though he was having a lot of fun with his role.Overall, very effective and well done film and one of the 80s' most under-appreciated films. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Sergio Martino is an Italian director who can usually be relied upon to churn out a decent B-movie and DAY OF THE MANIAC is typical of his work: it's an offbeat, slightly bizarre entry into a genre that bears obvious influences from previous, better films but nevertheless provides a fun viewing experience for the undemanding fan. DAY OF THE MANIAC is a giallo film with all the usual trappings of that genre: beautiful women being stalked by weird strangers, menaced by swishing blades, pleading their sanity to their unsympathetic partners, and voicing their concerns to doctors and psychoanalysts. On top of that, the film is a variation of ROSEMARY'S BABY, as the heroine joins a Satanic cult and begins to suspect that those around her are not who they seem.The cast is headlined by Edwige Fenech, possibly the prettiest and most rewarding of all giallo heroines. Here, she's at the top of her game, projecting a fragile beauty and only overacting on occasion. Fenech is let down a little by a staid George Hilton, who always seems to be wooden whatever the film he appears in; as her husband, he makes little more impact than a lump of wood. Far better is Ivan Rassimov; although his appearance is limited to only a few sequences, Martino makes superb use of his imposing presence and he really seems to be having a ball with his turn here. Julian Ugarte also deserves mention as the suave leader of the black magic cult and on top of that there are some interesting bit parts from the likes of model Susan Scott and Italian film regular Luciano Pigozzi.DAY OF THE MANIAC becomes quite delirious in places, leaving the viewer just as confused as the heroine to what on earth is going on. There's a noticeable lack of gore by genre standards but Martino makes sure he puts the requisite nudity into the production (why have the heroine clothed when talking to her husband? Why not have her in the bath or getting dressed?). The moments with the Satanic coven are quite well staged with plenty of eerie interludes (the stabbing of the fox springs to mind). Things get even weirder as it transpires that Fenech has psychic abilities, a plot device that leads to a climax fraught with tension and impending danger. A little more intrigue in the first hour would have made this a real classic of the genre; as it stands, it's a decent enough giallo flick, not perfect but certainly above average thanks to the sheer style resulting from Martino's compelling direction.


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This film shows what a director can do with some good actors and a good script. It takes Audrey Hepburn to turn this into a great film. Her vulnerable blind woman, at the mercy of a group of drug traffickers, is amazing. Alan Arkin, who sometimes plays comic victims, is outstanding as a true psychopath. He doesn't want the hidden drugs. He wants power over everything. He'd be the last guy a group of organized criminals would want on their side. But they've got him and they need to cater to him. The movie is about situations as Audrey Hepburn must defend herself, once she realizes this is necessary. She knows the house and knows that in darkness she has a chance. Still, she weighs about eighty pounds and has probably never confronted someone physically in her life--and she can't see her attackers. I'll tell a little story. There's a scene where a towel on top of a refrigerator hangs down so the door can't close. The woman must darken the room, but the light in the refrigerator is going to stay on until the towel is removed. A friend of mine saw this movie with his family, and when this happened, his mother, a real character, stood up and screamed: "Pull the towel out of the door." The whole family disappeared under their seats and denied the existence of this woman.As far as suspense goes, I can't think of a movie (and that includes every slasher movie I've seen) that has such sustained terror as this one.


Excellent,very underrated suspense where Audrey Hepburn shows how mucheclectic she was from psychological dramas (children's hour) to musicals (My fair lady)to thrillers "in camera " like this absorbing exciting "wait until dark" .Directed by Terence YOung (who directed the best James Bond bar one -Goldfinger-),it never gives the feeling of watching a filmed stage production and however it was a play in the first place.Hepburn is wonderful as the courageous blind woman who 's got to fight against killers (and she gets fine support from Richard Crenna and Alan Arkin) in her apartment.Influenced by "rear window" ,it's perhaps not as good as Hitch's classic,but it rises to the occasion.The scene when Hepburn shoots out (and smashes) all the lights is mind-boggling.So is the fridge's terrifying sequence which climaxes the movie.Every cine buff fond of suspense deserves -and must see- "Wait until dark" Sit down and get some scares...in the dark of course. 041b061a72


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