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A struggling artist (Parker) is implicated in a string of macabre murders.

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Alex Winter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Nick Parker
David O'Hara ... Will
Teri Hatcher ... Charlotte Parker
Bill Duke ... Detective Glass
Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy ... Sidney Miskiewicz
Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Rhula Miskiewicz
Alex Kilgore ... Adam Dennis
Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Soledad
Patricia Dunnock ... Sophie Parker
Helen Hanft ... Louisa
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Richard Parker
Lisby Larson Lisby Larson ... Eleanor Parker
Jon Tracy Jon Tracy ... Leonard Wooley
Charles E. Gerber ... Bob
Ken Comer Ken Comer ... Detective Comer
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Storyline

An art teacher spends his nights painting. One night he hears noises in the loft over his. Investigating, he discovers an interloper, who claims he is going to rent the area despite the landlord's earlier assurances that he would not rent the area. Shortly after this incident, the landlord is found murdered. The investigation turns towards a drunken evictee who was seen arguing with the landlord. However, his unwanted neighbor appears threatening and malevolent. Plagued by nightmares, the artist also starts acting irrationally and becomes a suspect. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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His Mind Is A Terrible Thing. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

30 November 2000 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapado en la oscuridad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,068, 4 February 2001

Gross USA:

$4,068
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview in the Fever dvd special features, Alex Winter said he wanted to get back to a type of filmmaking that is more about atmosphere than cutting and more about quiet than about sound. See more »

Quotes

Nick: (to Will) You sick bastard!
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Awesome
18 October 1999 | by Louise-25See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival. It blew me away. It's a really detailed examination of paranoia and psychosis - without spoiling the story. I was really impressed with the way the film looked, and the quality of the acting. Alex Winter is from my home town (St. Louis) and I was surprised by how different this film was from his older comedy work. It's a deeply thought-out film, different in a lot of ways from everything else that's out there in the indie scene right now. It takes its subject matter seriously, and doesn't treat the audience like idiots. I had some problems with the pacing of the film - it's slow in some places. And it could have used more of a soundtrack. But it's a really cool movie in spite of its weaknesses. The weird images stayed with me for weeks afterwards. They haunt your dreams.


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