IMDb Rating
Alone of the Dark
Directed By
Jack Sholder
Produced By
Robert Shaye
Benni Korzen
Jack Palance
Donald Pleasence
Marin Landau
Dwight Schultz
Erland Van Lidth
Music By
Renato Serio
Joseph Mangine
Editing By
Arline Garson

Produced By
Masada Productions
Distributed By
New Line Cinema
Release Date(s)
November 12, 1982
92 minutes
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Alone in the Dark is a 1982 American slasher film directed by Jack Sholder and starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. It was the director's debut film as well as an early production of New Line Cinema. 

Plot Edit

Because of a major power cut, a four psychopaths break out of the Haven maximum security mental institute in order to lay siege to their doctor´s house.

Cast Edit

  • Jack Palance as Frank Hawkes
  • Donald Pleasence as Dr. Leo Bain
  • Martin Landau as Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff
  • Dwight Schultz as Dr. Dan Potter
  • Erland van Lidth as Ronald 'Fatty' Elster
  • Deborah Hedwall as Nell Potter
  • Lee Taylor-Allan as Toni Potter
  • Phillip Clark as Tom Smith
  • Elizabeth Ward as Lyla Potter
  • Brent Jennings as Ray Curtis

List of deaths Edit

Name Cause of Death Killer On Screen
1. Ray Curtis back snapped Ronald 'Fatty' Elster Yes
2. Dr.Barkin thrown from car Tom "Bleeder" Skaggs Yes
3. bystander gutted with clawed trowel Tom "Bleeder" Skaggs Yes
4. Bicycle Messenger hit by reversing van Frank Hawkes Yes
5 Billy Throat slit Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff No
6 Bunky Strangled to death Ronald 'Fatty' Elster No
7 Detective Barnett Shot in the stomach with an arrow Frank Hawkes Yes
8 Dr. Leo Bain Hacked to death  Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff No
9 Ronald 'Fatty' Elster Hack with hatchet,Slammed in further with baseball bat Tom "Bleeder" Skaggs Yes
10. Tom "Bleeder" Skaggs stabbed in gut Nell Potter Yes
11. Byron 'Preacher' Sutcliff stabbed and hit over the head with a fire extinguisher Dr. Dan Potter Yes

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