Alone in the Dark
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This is a very enjoyable tongue-in-cheek horror film about some homicidal maniacs who break out of an asylum and terrorize a psychiatrist's family on a dark and stormy night. Martin Landau and Jack Palance are particularly funny, but there are some genuine scares as well. One scene, in which a frightened woman is menaced on her bed by a maniac thrusting a butcher-knife up through the mattress, is a clever send-up that will nevertheless linger in the memory. The coda, in which the crazy Palance has a bizarre encounter with a spaced-out punk chick in a nightclub, is a real gem. Recommended.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A morbid and utterly mind bending little thriller..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Palance, Pleasance, and Landau ensure that, while it might get a little dry and silly at times, Alone in the Dark sure isn't boring."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The movie's tongue-in-bloody-cheek satire of psychobabble sets it apart."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Uneven, but sometimes creepy, sometimes quirky thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The premise isn't plausible and Palance, Landau and Pleasence deserve more screen time, but this has enough off-beat and darkly comic moments to make it passable. And the final scene is a hoot."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
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