One Dark Night (1982)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Tom McLoughlin.

Plot Summary

A young student is forced to spend a night in a mausoleum as part of her initiation into the sorority The Sisters. As the night wears on she nd others are assailed by supernatural forces.


Director: Tom McLoughlin
Comworld Productions
Executive Producer: Thomas P. Johnson
Producer: Michael Schroeder
Production Executive: Michael Wuergler
Unit Production Manager: Michael Schroeder
Screenplay: Tom Mcloughlin, Michael Hawes
1st Assistant Director: Dennis White
2nd Assistant Director: Nancy King
Director of Photography: Hal Trussel
Steadicam Operator: Geoff Mart, Michael Spence
Editor: Charles Tetoni
Post-production Supervisor: John Forrest Niss
Music: Bob Summers
Sound Recording: Trevor Black
Sound Re-recording: Glen Glenn Sound
Sound Editors: Russ Tinsley, Michael Hilkene
Sound Editing: Echo Sound Services
Costume Designer: Linda Bass
Make-up: Randy Lowe
Special Make-up Effects: Tom Burman, Ellis Burman, Bob Williams
Titles/Opticals: Modern Film Effects
Production Designer: Craig Stearns
Art Director: Craig Stearns, Randy Moore
Set Decorator: Cricket Rowlands
Location Manager: Kathleen Heller
Stand-in: Julie Chase, Peaches Johnson

Meg Tilly (Julie Wells)
Melissa Newman (Olivia McKenna)
Robin Evans (Carol Mason)
Leslie Speights (Kitty)
Donald Hotton (Dockstader)
E.G. Daily (Leslie Winslow)
David Mason Daniels (Steve)
Adam West (Allan McKenna)
Leo Gorcey Jr. (Barlow)
Rhio H. Blair (coroner)
Larry Carroll (TV reporter)
Katee McClure (female reporter)
Kevin Peter Hall (Eddie)
Ted Lehman (drunk)
Nancy Mott (Lucy)
Martin Nosseck (caretaker)
Albert Cirimelle (reporter)
Shandor (Russian minister)

Alternative Titles

Criptas – Mexican title
Dark Night – Sie greifen nach den Lebenden – West German title
Dark Night – UK video title
Entity Force
The Entity Force
– UK video title
A Escuridão da Noite
– Portuguese title
Jedna ciemna noc
– Polish title
Når de døde våkner
– Norwegian title
Night in the Crypt
– working title
Night of Darkness
– UK video title
Nuit noire
– French title
Numa Noite Escura
– Brazilian title
Rest in Peace
Siniestra oscuridad
– Spanish title
Zombies – yön paholaiset
– Finnish title

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