ONE DARK NIGHT
Nominated for Best Horror Film of 1983 by the Academy of Science Fiction.
"The film does have a real good reputation and that surprises me because it was basically thrown together so fast. The movie was very different for its time. While every other film was slashing throats, One Dark Night contained a lot of Poe-style gross out horror and the audiences appreciated that." – director Tom McLoughlin (Fangoria)
While visiting the set of a new horror film aimed at teenaged audiences, Fangoria magazine’s Ellen Carlomagno called it "one of the most unusual horror stories since Scanners….a throwback to the gothic horror movies of yesteryear. Though the effects are among the best Tom Burman has yet to come up with, they are not relied upon to mask a poorly written screenplay. To the contrary, the effects enhance and augment a fine piece of storytelling."
In fact, the effects are among the most realistic depictions of rotted corpses ever, far more authentic than any other living dead seen before – however, they don’t show up until the finale.
Cover art (changes may still be made):
* Widescreen 1.85 transfer
9/15 Two months away from the DVD release. There is a temporary cover scheme on Amazon and a listing for the two disc set. I believe there will just be one edition to get (the two disc) but things can still change. Best Buy has the two disc set listed only.
The race to unload bootleg copies and the old video cassettes on ebay is on!
8/05 Just rumor control update here. Looks like the ODN street date is set for November. It may be a two disc set. The same commentary that was recorded previously will be used.
6/13/05 Like that widescreen image there? Looks fuzzy because it's a crappy digital pic on the lowest quality setting. Do not give up on the DVD - it WILL come out. I just can't say who will release it just yet! Don't buy bootlegs in the meantime!
3/30/05 ODN will not be coming to DVD from Blue Underground just to clarify any rumors...one of the reasons I never mentioned the company here. However, another company IS working on it. Ebay bootleggers of the DVDs in the meantime should cease and not take this as a "go ahead".
6/6/04 Ever wanted to see how ODN came to be? While waiting for the DVD, check out co-writer Michael Hawes' brand new glimpse into ODN. This is the second site I have ever seen devoted to the film and closest thing to an official page from someone who would know more than any fan. On his site you can download a TV spot, see call sheets, a slide show for investors, reviews, and most of all download a PDF of the shooting script, etc. EXCELLENT job - thanks for the work done for any fans that may be out there. OK enough I'll shut up - here's the link.
5/2/04 Commentary track has been laid down for the DVD.
4/5/04 I have submitted some 'extras' in the way of memorabilia towards the ODN DVD. It will feature a commentary with the writers, featurette (shot on set in 1982), trailer, TV spots, script, pre-production slideshow, production photos (color and b/w), poster artwork.
"Dr. Sergeyev (of the A.A. Uktomski Physiological Institute, Leningrad)
made another baffling discovery.
McLoughlin's background in mime companies was apparent in the script: it had 80% visuals and 20% was dialogue. As a student in Paris in the late ‘60s’, McLoughlin once visited the catacombs of wall to wall human skeletons – under the city is how the French buried their dead centuries ago. This experience left an indelible mark on his young psyche. Not surprisingly, he envisioned a story entitled Mausoleum, a strong and claustrophobic-sounding word in itself. To research, McLoughlin visited dozens of mausoleums and cemeteries from San Diego to San Francisco. "We would go to the mausoleum and with some early corpse effects, we took pictures and made a slide show to show investors." Executive producer Thomas Johnson liked the concept and asked McLoughlin and Hawes "would you be ready in three weeks?"
CONTINUE to find out...
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