Monday, May 11, 2009

One Dark Night (1983)

3.5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: A night to remember - until the day you die!
Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Written by: Tom McLoughlin, Michael Hawes
Actors include: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans
Genre: Horror
Length: 94 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well this is a little bit different than anticipated, I'd heard this was a scary picture and well I disagree. It is at least a different idea than I've seen before. A clique requires a young girl to do her initiation by spending the night at a mausoleum (did I mention that the leader of the clique had her boyfriend stolen from this girl?). The catch is that they don't want her to be a member so they break in with an attempt to scare her, only let's just say they are all a little worse for wear after. Oddly the plot has a lot to do with a man who commands electricity to his hands (part of some experiment I think). He actually collects energy and functions with energy claimed from human victims. The actual energy grubbing maniac is silly and the effects on him are ridiculous which actually drops this down a few notches in quality. When electricity man starts animating other corpses the effects are much better. Relatively easy to watch and an interesting concept at least!

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