Fade to Black
Fade to Black (1980)

A young social misfit attempts to escape his unsatisfying life by obsessive movie-going, becoming increasingly alienated from the real world. Ultimately, after another rejection from a beautiful girl, he snaps and transforms into a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 1980
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Interesting premise and execution with various Hollywood icons depicted.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

for film geeks that get the many references and can relate to Binford's lonely lifestyle

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Excellent cheese, and Christopher is superb.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting idea, lame execution

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A film that gives movie buffs a bad name.

Scott Weinberg

So-so slasher thriller with a clever movie geek twist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
A tour de force for a young Dennis Christopher in this easy going thriller. He plays a young man who is obsessed with classic old movies, an obsession that goes… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A sad and disturbing movie, about the humiliation and self-destruction of a young man; his only love was for the movies. It's creepy when he dresses up… More