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      One Dark Night

      PG Released Jul 9, 1982 1 hr. 29 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 41% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A teen (Meg Tilly) must spend the night in a mausoleum to join a club whose members plan to scare her. Read More Read Less

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      James M Not the best horror movie but it's nostalgic for me Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review jeff l Nothing scary is happening during the first hour and ten minutes, but it kept me interested. If the ending pays off, then it's wort it . Well, the ending pays off. The last twenty minutes are some of the best twenty minutes in a horror movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This Movie Simply SHOULD NOT WORK. There are so many plots, and they're all trite and thinly drawn, and they clash horribly with each other tonally. -One half of the film deals with a bereft woman listening to a cassette containing FORTY-FIVE MINUTES of plot exposition while Adam West's toupee lurks meekly just off-camera. -Meanwhile, the world's smallest sorority is going to be hazing the heck out of their new pledge. But first. we need a dating montage of our young lovers breying at each othe laughing at each other like donkeys on bumper cars for SEVEN ENTIRE MINUTES. And so we are getting literally zero plot or character development for 75% of the movie. (I credit Tom Mcloughlin for creating a group of teenagers who literally do not exist anywhere, They don't look like normal teens. They certainly don't talk like normal teens. They're stuck in this weird adultless world, speaking slang so clunky and dated it's almost like Shakespearean verse. Their conflicts and carrying on is like something off a bad sitcom and just juvenile. BUT...they're all consistant. These actresses are committed to making this bizarre sanitized but sleazy underage sex/hard drugs/NO CUSSING world as real as they could, that, what the heck? Pass me a Demerol and call me a Nerdlebrain, I'm oddly on board, despite absolutely NOTHING happening.... Until the last 15 minutes. Then all bets are off. The final reel is shockingly disturbing and unsettling slime dripping corpse-a-Poppin' nightmare that is so horrifying, it almost seems to be from a different movie. But it's not. I think had the beginning not been so pedestrian, and these doomed girls were more fleshed out characters, the final moments of the film would have been too devastating. But instead, all these seemingly incongruous parts in their own weird way fit together quite brilliantly, making this Movie That Should Not Work incredibly effective. (HOW DID THIS GET A PG RATING!??!) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review delysid d horrible movie, unless you love to see realistic portrayals of obnoxious sorotiry sisters Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/18 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good Poe type of story. It's more of a horror flick for a younger generation, but as such it's quite effective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member for fans who like slow dark and dreary edgar allen poe type movies comes one dark night about a russian psychic who can drain peoples bio energy and use it to move or levitate objects like carrie does 1976, film is well acted and special effects are fairly reasonable for a 1980s movie and has a very creepy gothic atmosphere especially in the mausoleum, mostly appeals to diehard b movie fans but check it out. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A teen (Meg Tilly) must spend the night in a mausoleum to join a club whose members plan to scare her.
      Director
      Tom McLoughlin
      Executive Producer
      Thomas P. Johnson
      Screenwriter
      Tom McLoughlin, Michael Hawes
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 9, 1982, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 2, 2017
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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