Alone in the Dark (1982)

This film is about a group of mental patients that escape an eerie asylum during a blackout. They believe that the new doctor (Dwight Schultz) has killed the doctor that previously worked there, only to take his place, when in reality he has moved on to work at another institute. Because of their great fondness of the doctor, they terrorize the new doctor and attempt to kill him and his family. The new doctor barricades his family inside their house and attempts to survive the night.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It had an overall creepiness about it that made it that much more enjoyable. The storyline moved along as a steady pace, building suspense, while maintaining your attention. I loved the underlying context of the film, that explained how crazy people are not only the ones confined to asylums with padded rooms, but also those who lurk in the unconfined outside world as well. I must add that I love the original movie poster (Shown Above) and can't, for the life of me, understand why they decided on using that terrible artwork on the DVD, it really hurts the feel of this film for people who judge something by it's cover. In conclusion, I rate this film 4 out of 5 stars, it will definitely be added to my collection.

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