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He Knows You're Alone (1980)

A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape?

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Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Scott Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Scardino ... Marvin
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Amy Jensen
Elizabeth Kemp ... Nancy
Tom Rolfing Tom Rolfing ... Ray Carlton (the killer)
Lewis Arlt Lewis Arlt ... Det. Len Gamble
Patsy Pease Patsy Pease ... Joyce
James Rebhorn ... Prof. Carl Mason
Tom Hanks ... Elliot
Dana Barron ... Diana
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Ralph the Tailor
Paul Gleason ... Det. Frank Daley
James Carroll James Carroll ... Phil
Brian Byers ... Bernie
Curt Hostetter Curt Hostetter ... Tommy
Robin Lamont Robin Lamont ... Ruthie
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Storyline

A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is too late. Meanwhile, the bride has to figure out if it is all in her imagination or not, aided by her ex-boyfriend... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Taglines:

Every girl is frightened the night before her wedding, but this time... there's good reason!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shriek See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$748,824, 1 September 1980

Gross USA:

$4,875,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,875,436
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hanks later described the preposterousness of the carnival scenes on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), noting how ridiculous it was to depict the rides being 'enjoyed' by patrons in freezing temperatures. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nancy plays the record album, there are two close-ups of the album on the turntable. From the first close-up to the second close-up, the speed of the spinning record has increased, although the speed/pitch of the music remains constant. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Amy's getting married in a few weeks and she thinks some maniac is following her around.
Elliot: Oh, is he a big man?
Amy: Let's just forget it.
Elliot: No Amy, is he a big man?
Amy: Yes.
Elliot: Probably sexual!
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Never Tie You Down
Words by Jeanne Napoli, deBorge Roggeman
Music by Alexander Peskanov and Mark Peskanov
Sung by Jeanne Napoli
© 1980 by Songs of Bandler-Koppelman, Inc., Windward Music and Viv Enterprises, Ltd., Zorro Music Division
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Much better than the average Halloween inspired slasher flick
26 August 2005 | by rixrexSee all my reviews

This is an obvious take-off of Halloween, so much so that John Carpenter could have sued over the soundtrack. Yet it's surprisingly better than all of the other take-offs that came about from 1978 through the early 80s. The one thing that this has over the others is competent production values, a fairly literate story, no less than mediocre acting, and some of it actually good, and a regular human as the killer. You know, the kind that can actually be killed too, and doesn't wear some version of a mask. We can all thank Hitchcock and Psycho for the knife/slasher sub-genre, and thank Tobe Hooper and Leatherface for the masked maniac. The killer in this one is a maniac but no mask is used, what a relief. So, anyway, you'll find a good amount of entertainment in this one if you like this particular type of horror, and if you don't then better to not get it because it's pretty specifically horror, and not a crossover film.


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