The Black Room (1981)

USA, 1981
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Elly Kenner and co-directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane. Production began on 7 January 1981 1Daily Variety 16 January 1981 p.28

Plot Summary

A man moves into an apartment where the previous tenant had died under mysterious circumstances. He spends his days in the apartment, but returns home at nights to his wife to share his sexual fantasies with her. But when she realises that his fantasies may actually be true, events start to take a nasty turn…


Directed by: Elly Kenner
Co-Directed by: Norman Thaddeus Vane
© MCMLXXXI [1981] Ram Inc.
Lancer Productions present a Butler-Cronin production
Executive Producer: D.P. Cronin
Produced by: Aaron C. Butler
Associate Producer [opening titles]: Ami Amir
Associate Producers [closing titles]: Don Sather, Leon Feldman, Gerald Lembas, Kathleen Francis
Written by: Norman Thaddeus Vane
Director of Photography: Robert Harmon
Editor: David Kern
Music by: Art Podell and James Ackley
Production Sound Mixer: Robert Marts
Wardrobe-Costumer: Lidia Priestley, Audrey Kasof
Make-up Artist: Silvia Flores
Special Effects: Mark Shostrom, Yoram Barzilai
Art-Set Decorator: Yoram Barzilai

Stephen Knight (Jason)
Cassandra Gaviola (Bridget)
Jimmy Stathis (Larry)
Clara Perryman (Robin)
Charlie Young (Lisa)
Geanne Frank (Sandy)
Linnea Quigley (Milly)
Christopher McDonald as Terry
Allisun Kale (Jenny)
Bill Anglemyer (Mark)
Sheila Reid (female lover)


Daily Variety 16 January 1981 p.28 – credits (Film production chart)
L’Écran Fantastique no.24 (1982) p.74 – note
Variety 11 April 1984 p.22 – credits, review

Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.25

Other sources
British Board of Film Censors Monthly List November 1982