Friday, October 24, 2014

Alone in the Dark

During a blackout, four of the world's craziest psychopaths break out of a psychiatric hospital. Amid the chaos, they descend upon their new doctor's home. The doctor and his family are forced to fight for their lives. Sounds kinda like a standard horror movie plot, doesn't it? For the most part Alone in the Dark is pretty average but there are a few moments of madness in the movie that almost elevate it above the standard fare. It also has a great cast: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, a hippy dippy Donald Pleasence and TV's Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation). The tone of this movie is just way off though, everything seesaws back and forth from casual quiet to over the top insanity. The movie never seems to have a clear narrative progression, it just feels like a series of events happening to a dozen or so characters over a 48 hour period. It's worth a look, but that's about it.

Rating: 60%

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