Silent Madness

1984

Horror / Thriller

166
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 612

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Belinda Montgomery as Dr. Joan Gilmore
Sydney Lassick as Sheriff Liggett
Viveca Lindfors as Mrs. Collins
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850.79 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
93 min
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1.54 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
93 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 5 / 10 / 10

Madness... is served.

Reasonably obscure, low-budget comprised b-grade slasher item with a misogynistic edge (though light exploitation) and with a scathing blast on the processes of a mental hospital. As it stands there's nothing really out of the ordinary, but for such a trimmed production it's commendably done, as I went in expecting something truly inept. Still some might find it so and it's not completely flawless. While the death sequences can look laughably kitsch, few do show bits of innovation (though the killer seems to pick off whoever is about with no real pattern to it) and some scenes looked like they were made for novelty 3D, and coming to this site I found out it was the case. Howard Jones is a psychotic in Cresthaven asylum, who ten years ago massacred some sorority sisters at the Omega Sorority house. By accident he's released into society, and heads back to Barrington where the original massacre occurred. Dr. Joan Gilmore discovers the mishap and tries to get something done about it, but the staffs seem to want to cover it up. So Gilmore goes to Barrington to convince them that Jones has returned, before he begins his bloody rampage again. Quite predictable and dry, until it crops up with a shock ending (that's obviously hinted early on) and an unusual revelation that kind of brings it down to tell the truth. The pacing is too limp, as little bit of urgency would have not gone astray. Director Simon Nuchtern's genetic handling has its moments, by managing to build upon the characters and ominously growing situation. Sure sometimes it was clunky, but he tries with the tired material at hand. However being diluted of suspense and atmosphere, it wallowed on murkiness and a clumsy sounding score that incoherently pounded out the notes/cues. The characters aren't particularly sympathetic, but Belinda Montgomery as Dr. Gilmore is believably resistant in her solid portrayal. Roderick Cook enthusiastically works as one of mischievous doctors and Sydney Lassick is rather facetious as the lazy sheriff. Viveca Lindfors shines in her small part and Jeffrey Bringham was sturdy as the psychotic killer. Low-budget horror/b-movie fans will have a treat with the support cast with likes of Solly Marx (who's mainly a stunt-man), Katherine Kamhi, Paul DeAngelo, Dennis Helfend, Paige Lyn Price and the sorely forgotten b-actress the lovely Elizabeth Kaitan. An undemanding slasher effort, though make sure get the uncut version.

Reviewed by natashabowiepinky 10 / 10 / 10

Seen it all before...

A dangerous lunatic escapes from a mental hospital. A girls college is nearby. You figure out what happens next. And if you can't, you haven't seen enough movies. Or I've watched too many. Anyhoo, as the body count rises and we get a couple of obligatory boob shots, no-one believes the one sane female doctor who knows what's going on, so she sets out to stop the guy herself. After all, those vestal virgins ain't gonna be much use in a fight... Apart from a nostalgic glance at an old Dragon's Lair arcade machine, there is NOTHING that separates this from the surfeit of others slashers from the 80's. Bad hair, awful editing and plot holes are here in abundance. Why for instance, when our mad psycho catches up with the good lady doctor, is she the only victim he doesn't dispatch straightaway... He ties her up (not very well) thus giving her a chance to escape. Not only is he crazy, but also incredibly dumb. File under FORGETTABLE NONSENSE. Next... 4/10

Reviewed by smenga 10 / 10 / 10

Drinkin movie!

God I love this movie. Its the type of film you need a few beers to truly enjoy. If you have a skin full and you check out this movie I guarantee you will love it. You will find yourself quoting non stop such great lines as "Theyre the living' dead doc... we got em plugged in . . juiced up 24 hours a day.... Dr Gilmore!!". The guy who plays Virgil the hospital's nurse is fantastic in his role. Also the special effects are very ahead of their time. Makes films like Star Wars look pitiful! Nothing beats the 3d hatchet scene! Trust me, watch this film with an open your mind and it will change your life!!

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