Out of the Dark (1989)




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In this suspense thriller with a few humorous touches, an employee of a phone-sex service (Lynn Danielson) is being stalked by a clown-masked psychotic killer (Cameron Dye) who has already murdered a number of her colleagues.
Comedy , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Cameron Dye
as Kevin Silvers
Karen Black
as Ruth Wilson
Bud Cort
as Doug Stringer
Lynn Danielson
as Kristi Larson
Karen Witter
as Jo Ann
Starr Andreeff
as Camille
as Detective Langella
Tab Hunter
as Driver
Paul Bartel
as Hotel Clerk
Teresa Crespo
as Debbie
Zane W. Levitt
as Coroner
Tracey Walter
as Lt. Frank Meyers
Charles Champion
as Young Cop
Greg De Felice
as Police Photographer
Silvana Gallardo
as McDonald
Lainie Kazan
as Hooker/Nancy
Marcie Leeds
as Claudine
Irene Olga Lopez
as Mexican Woman
Héctor Morales
as Mexican Man
John De Bello
as Policeman No.1
Richard Embardo
as Policeman No.2
Sandra Ramsdell
as Policeman No.3
Brent Haleen
as Dead Policeman
Joanna Hemmerling
as Woman in Garage
Larry Robb
as Ross
Kathleen Grant
as Hooker No.1
Camille Marie
as Hooker No.2
Bond Bradigan
as Lee the Hooker
Jim Katz
as Detective Langella's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Out of the Dark

All Critics (6)

A titillating nasty suspense thriller that has a string of attractive women slashed to death by a serial-killer operating out of LA.

Full Review… | February 9, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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Full Review… | July 3, 2013
Empire Magazine

The identity of the murderer is a contrived surprise, and the editing is a little too cute for its own good.

June 14, 2007

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July 21, 2005

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July 25, 2002

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Out of the Dark

This was a wild hair purchase in a bulk lot of Warner MOD discs, and I have to say, I had no idea what I was getting into. It's not bad, but it's more of a thriller than the slasher I mightve expected, but I have to say I really loved the setting of the phone sex call center, which feels like such a dated reference nowadays. Rental?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Am I actually the first to write a review of this movie on Flixster? (hah!) Bud Cort of Harold and Maude is in this and it is Divine's last film. Karen Black is in this too, I have recently watched a lot of her movies. If you read the synopsis it is about how you would imagine. It feels like a cop drama/investigation show. It basically is. We see the crimes. We see the cops investigating the crimes and we get an inside view of the people affected by the crimes. I watched this on free ondemand. Certainly hadn't heard of the movie before, but after looking at the cast I figured I'd give it a shot. It was okay.

Robert Alley
Robert Alley

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