Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Dark Night (1983)

AKA: Mausoleum

Director: Tom McLoughlin

Starring: Meg Tilly, Adam West

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A night to remember - until the day until you die!

Plot: A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar's command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.

Here's a flick I vaguely remember from my teen years on VHS. When I saw it in the mid-80s it was titled, MAUSOLEUM. It's alright. It's nice to see some familiar faces. Meg Tilly is scrummy as ever. It's always fun to see Adam West and that chick that plays the singer in BETTER OFF DEAD (1985) is in it (Elizabeth Daily). The first half is the most painful until they FINALLY get into the mausoleum. Once they're there the creepfest begins. There are some pretty good special effects and creepy moments but 45 minutes of good doesn't make up for the fist 45 of meh.

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