An Evening With Jack Sholder
Alone In The Dark (1982)
Central Cinema is thrilled to present a trio of 80s genre favorites from genre director Jack Sholder, who’ll be in attendance to present and answer questions as we triple-feature Alone In The Dark, The Hidden and Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge on Saturday, June 29; for discounted triple-feature tickets please visit the Eventbrite page.
At a secluded mental institution, Dr. Bain (Donald Pleasence) maintains order and deals with menaces like Frank Hawkes (Jack Palance) and “Preacher” (Martin Landau). Meanwhile a new doctor arrives in town with his family, but the inmates don’t take kindly to his presence and believe he has killed off their former therapist. Suddenly a power outage leaves the town in chaos…and now the maniacs are free to roam the streets and hunt down the man they believe has invaded their lives. One of the most memorable and terrifying cult horror films of the 1980s, this white-knuckle shocker features shocking special effects from Tom Savini, delivering one seat-jumping scare after another along with a thick vein of sly, pitch-black humor.