Alone in the Dark

ALONE IN THE DARK (18)
D: Jack Sholder
New Line/Masada (Robert Shaye)
USA 🇺🇸 1982
93 mins
 
Horror
 
W: Jack Sholder
DP: Joe Mangine
Ed: Arline Garson
Mus: Renato Serio
 
Jack Palance (Frank Hawkes), Donald Pleasance (Dr. Leo Bain), Martin Landau (Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff), Dwight Schultz (Dr. Dan Potter)

Maximum security prisoners are freed during a power outage at a mental asylum.
A rather average horror which borrows heavily from the plot of Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound and practically follows the same formula as Halloween, throwing in a villain in a Jason-style hockey mask for good measure (although it wins points for having this novelty before Friday the 13th, which didn't introduce the mask until the 3rd movie).  It's not a terrible horror-shocker, but not worth going out of your way for.
Another film titled Alone In The Dark was released in 2005, but has no relation at all to this.
4/10

Alone In The Dark
Alone In The Dark
Did You Know:
This was the first feature film produced by distributor New Line Cinema.

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MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

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Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 2 nominations (Worst Horror Movie; Worst Original Score)


OSCARS:

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BAFTAS

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OTHER WINS:

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