Watch One Dark Night
- 1 hr 31 min
One Dark Night is a horror movie from the year 1982 directed by Tom McLoughlin. The movie showcases the transformation of a group of girls from an elite high-school into fearless figures, ready to battle supernatural forces that haunt the night. The plot of One Dark Night revolves around a rich, and popular girl name Olivia along with two of her friends. Olivia's boyfriend, Kevin was involved in a nefarious plot of using psychokinesis powers to exterminate the living in the name of science. Kevin had garnered a reputation among the group for being a psychic capable of moving objects with his mind.
After Kevin commits suicide, the plot shifts focus towards the three girls Olivia, Leslie and Carol, who carried Kevin's coffin on his funeral, believing him to be a confused soul who misunderstood his mind's abilities. Kevin's body is then transported to a funeral home where a group of psychic researchers awaits his arrival to perform an experiment on his corpse. Lisa, Kevin's ex-girlfriend, invites the girls to stay overnight at the funeral home to perform their own experiment of channeling Kevin's abilities for personal gain.
As the girls settle in the funeral home, they soon realize that they are not alone. They begin to experience a series of uncanny events. The manifestations of the supernatural grows stronger, and the girls' bodies become the canvases for ghostly manifestations that beckon them to come towards the realm of the unknown. The movie successfully creates an atmosphere of dread and horror as the girls venture deeper into the haunted chambers and the relentless forces of the unknown rise to meet them.
The cast of One Dark Night delivers an excellent performance of young actresses, with Meg Tilly portraying Julie, the main protagonist. Meg Tilly has been an established name in Hollywood since the 1980s, and her flawless portrayal of Julie is evidence of her acting capabilities. Robin Evans and Melissa Newman's portrayal of Leslie and Carol, respectively, are brilliant and add depth to the movie's context, as they move the story along at a steady pace.
One Dark Night has earned much of its artist acclaim from its ability to masterfully put the viewers on the edge of their seats. Many of the scenes are designed to create an ambience through sound and cinematography, resulting in cinematic experiences that are hair-raising and spine-chilling. The director employed a host of exceptional techniques to create an environment of horror and suspense, which include a brilliant use of lighting, sound, pacing, and location design.
The movie also deserves applause for its minimal use of special effects, with a primary focus on practical effects to inspire fear in the viewers' minds. The art direction is flawless and contributes significantly to creating an eerie environment by portraying the funeral home as vividly as possible.
The soundtrack of One Dark Night is highly recommended to any horror fan, with its haunting melody and seamless integration with the on-screen action. Composer Charles Bernstein's work on the movie amplifies the horror factor several notches.
In conclusion, One Dark Night remains a gem of horror cinema. With its intriguing story, breakneck pacing, and hair-raising-suspense, the movie is highly recommended for genre enthusiasts. The girls, beautifully portrayed by Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, and Robin Evans, deliver a nuanced performance, making the movie highly engaging. The topnotch production, direction and execution make One Dark Night a must-watch classic for any horror fan.
One Dark Night is a 1970 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.