One Dark Night

1982

Horror

11
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 1812

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Elizabeth Daily as Leslie Winslow
Adam West as Allan McKenna
Meg Tilly as Julie Wells
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634.52 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
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1.33 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Stevieboy666 7 / 10

80's horror gem

I have only previously seen this on Betamax but now it has thankfully been released on blu ray here in Britain. AKA Mausoleum, which is where much of the film takes place. This is a slow but steady burn until the last half an hour which is when all the horror action takes place inside the mausoleum and it's well worth the wait. No sex, blood or even foul language, staple ingredients for so many horror films, but this film works perfectly without them. Phantasm, Carrie & Lucio Fulci are all names that spring to mind. Great casting including a young Meg Tilly, this is a horror movie that needs to be enjoyed late at night with the lights off!

Reviewed by markkbranson 4 / 10

I remember 1982

If you are a history nut--or you have some curious obsession with Adam West--then you are invited to this cheesy bit of nostalgia. If, on the other hand, you have any taste at all, then avoid this at all costs. It is paced at an unbelievable rate, the acting is 2nd rate, the production quality looks like a 1980s home movie, and the scares-- tho they do finally arrive--are simply not worth the wait.

First: the pace is unbelievably slow. There are two plot threads that inter-twine, which may be part of the problem. One is about the daughter of a dead "energy vampire," while the other has a three girl "club" wanting to harass a "newbie." Why this takes so long to work out is beyond my understanding. So unless you have a night of insomnia, don't bother with this flick.

Second: the acting is just plain bad. Adam West doesn't even ham it enough for some chuckles. The dead magician's wife has only one look: frightened confusion. Meg Tilly--whom I enjoyed in 1983's "The Big Chill"--is simply flat. And the rest of the cast--from the basketball loving boyfriend to the head of "The Sisters" club are just amateurish (e.g. the leader of the club says at one point, "You named it; you claimed it".)

The cinematography/directing is just poor quality. Lighting is bad. The color seems washed out (which I believe is NOT intentional). A run through a graveyard is worst then Romero's 1968, "Night of the Living Dead" (which we can understand. considering it was 1968). And the interior shots of the mausoleum are tedious. Again, don't waste your time.

I recalled that "Poltergeist" also came to theaters in 1982. Hard to believe these two films shared the same historical space because the scares are so fundamentally different. Perhaps it was the direction. Perhaps the production quality. Perhaps the acting (JoBeth Williams and Craig Nelson head the cast) is just light years better. I can't say for sure, but the scares are simply not worth your time here.

I have to confess, this one was recommended because of other films I had been watching, so I checked it out. Please don't make the same mistake and waste your time. At least I penned this cautionary tale for you while I was watching!

Reviewed by WisdomsHammer 5 / 10

Okay but really drawn out. Ultimately, not worth it.

This thing takes forever to get going. Scenes and scenarios repeat over and over and over again. Seriously, they kept showing the same sequences of shots over and over again. It felt like they added unnecessary scenes and dialogue and the director told everyone in every scene to draw things out just to pad it for time. Even the credits at the end are slow.

The acting was tolerable, and the makeup and effects were actually pretty good, but this thing is way too painful to sit through for what to me was a horrible ending and "payoff".

It really is too bad. Seems like they had a good crew. If only they would have had a decent script.

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