Alone in the Dark (1982)
Alone in the Dark (1982)Rating:
- Dylan = 8 / 10;
- Andrew = 8 / 10;
Alone in the Dark (1982) Synopsis:
Dr. Dan Potter is assigned as a lead psychologist to four dangerous madmen at an alternative psychiatric facility. When a blackout knocks out the electricity at the facility, the lunatics are loose and are out for Dr. Potter and his family.
Alone in the Dark (1982) Review:
What is impressionable about Alone in the Dark (1882) is how much it had going for it even before the filming even started. This is Jack Sholder’s first feature movie and, while he may not be a household name, he went on to contribute a great deal to the horror genre. Sholder wrote a rather simple but desirable script about four locked-up murderous psychopaths who escape and are out for blood. To top off the script, Sholder managed to hook an incredible line-up of leading men and a horror icon. These actors include the likes of Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence and Dwight Schultz. As it came together on film, the script and cast were so profound and entertaining that it lived up to any pre-anticipated thoughts.
With all that being said, Alone in the Dark is by no means a perfect movie, with its share of plot holes, bad dialogue and predictableness. Actors were also limited as a typecast only to their known strengths, for example Donald Pleasence plays an eccentric psychologist which is something we have never seen that before. Tying up some of these loose ends would have established Alone in the Dark as one of the most prominent slasher movies from the 1980’s. Still, this little horror gem is very entertaining, without a dull moment, and doesn’t nearly get the credit it deserves