One Dark Night

Synopsis: A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar's command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside. Will they survive the horrific night in the crypt?
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Tom McLoughlin
Production: HBO Video
  1 nomination.
89 min


- Thank you, thank you.

No, no.

Please, please, don't, don't.

(screaming horrifically)

(suspenseful music)

- [Captain Lewis]

This is Captain Lewis

to any unit at the scene.

- [Sergeant Todd]

This is Sergeant Todd.

- [Captain Lewis] Todd,

who's in charge there?

- [Sergeant Todd] Lieutenant

Hellenger from homicide, sir.

I can get him.

- [Captain Lewis] Where is he?

- [Sergeant Todd] Up in the

building at the apartment.

He's with Baker

of the photo unit.

- [Captain Lewis] I'll

see him when I get there.

- [Sergeant Todd] Right.

- [Captain Lewis] Do you

know who found the bodies?

- [Sergeant Todd] A guy

from the gas company.

- [Captain Lewis]

Anybody question him yet?

- [Sergeant Todd] 10-4.

- [Captain Lewis] He

have any story to tell?

- [Sergeant Todd] Not really.

He's just shook-up as hell, sir.

- [Captain Lewis] What's

the crowd situation?

- [Sergeant Todd]

Getting bigger,

but nothing we can't handle.

- [Captain Lewis] Report

said there were six girls

in the apartment, is that right?

- [Sergeant Todd]

That's right, Captain,

and an old man,

early to middle 70s.

- [Captain Lewis] Any

apparent cause of death?

- [Sergeant Todd] No, none.

- [Captain Lewis] What's that?

- [Sergeant Todd] No sir,

they haven't gone over

the girls' bodies yet, but the

apartment's, well, strange.

- [Captain Lewis]

Come back with that?

- [Sergeant Todd]

The condition of

the apartment is, well, bizarre.

- [Captain Lewis] What's

that supposed to mean?

- [Sergeant Todd] It's a

little hard to explain.

You have to see it.

- [Captain Lewis]

Okay, all right.

Just keep things buttoned down,

less than five minutes away.

- [Sergeant Todd] Roger.

(suspenseful music)

(ominous music)

(suspenseful music)

- Arnold, give me a hand.

- Yes sir.

(body thudding)

(electric zapping)

(ceiling breaking)

(suspenseful music)

(girls screaming)

- [Short Woman] Boy,

did I scare you guys.

- Yeah, so what did

it win, you jerk?

- Satisfaction, and

that's plenty good enough.

- Leslie, grow up.

- Hey, are you guys

gonna cut class today?

- I am, Jeff Elka

scored some great weed.

He's says it's gold.

- [Leslie] He always

says it's gold.

- [Tall Girl] I'm gonna meet

him later behind the bleachers.

- [Boy] Well.

- Hey.

- Here you go, my queen.

Hang on just a second.

- Queen?

(both laughing)

- Say Carol, check

out our new Sister.

- Thank you.

- You bet.

- Julie ain't no

Sister yet, Kitty.

- Well, she's past every

test you've given her.

- For your information, Leslie,

I'm far from finished

with her initiation.

Well, I see Doug still

brands his animals.

- [Kitty] Ooh!


- [Julie] You stick my milk?

- I never saw Steve act that

way when you were with him.

- Yeah, well that's

why I dumped him.

- I thought he dumped you.

- Well, you thought wrong.

Besides, I never really

cared for that jerk anyway.

- [Leslie] Oh no?

- Oh my God, a straw.

- Then why are you putting

Julie through all this?

You're jealous.

(Kitty laughing)

- Kitty, shut up!

And take that stupid

thing out of your mouth.

She's wanted to be a Sister

long before me and

Steve split up.

- Well, it sure seems

like a lot of trouble

for someone you

don't even want in.

- It's no trouble at all.

Besides, I have a new

test for her tonight,

and this one will

for sure be the one.

(crowd frantically whispering)

- The body of famed Russian

psychic, Karl Raymarseivich,

or Raymar, as he

came to be known,

is about to be entombed here.

But the feeling among those

with me here today is not one

of mourning, but of mystery,

curiosity and anger.

That anger coming from the

close friends of the girls

who were found dead

- Here they come.

- In Raymar's

apartment two days ago.

- [Cop] Get away.

- [Female Reporter]

Mrs. McKenna.

- [Male Reporter] Mrs. McKenna.

- Get through to the limo!

- Mrs. McKenna!

- [Female Reporter]

Are you Olivia McKenna,

Raymar's daughter?

- Please, not now.

- [Male Reporter]

Do you have any idea

why your father

murdered those girls?

- There's no proof

that he murdered them.

Please, no questions.

- Since none of the girls

were sexually or

physically abused,

do you have any theory

on what happened?

- My wife said no

questions, please.

- [Male Reporter] Mrs. McKenna!

Excuse us, let us through.

- [Male Reporter]

One question please.

Please, let us through.

- Mrs. McKenna!

- Mrs, McKenna!

- [Female Reporter] All

right, all right, ooh, ooh.

- Unfortunately, not much

is known about Raymar's life

in recent years, for he

had become a recluse.

Karl Raymar died of an

apparent heart attack,

but the bizarre condition

of his apartment

and the true cause of

death of the missing girls

remains a mystery at this hour.

Larry Kel reporting

for KTIV News.

(priest chanting mournfully)

(ominous whirring)

(loud crashing)

- Come on, let's go.

(Olivia gasping)

(priest chanting)


Olivia, are you all right?

- I just feel so--

- I know this thing

is very tough on you.

- Allan, I'm so sorry you

got dragged into this.

- Honey, why don't we get

a breath of fresh air?

- But I wanna at least

say goodbye to him.

- Why?


We'll come back after

the service, all right?

- Okay.

- Come on, come on.

(solemn music)

- All my life,

you've kept me away.

I wish I could have helped you.

(ominous music)

- Let's go, honey.

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Tom McLoughlin

Thomas Maurice "Tom" McLoughlin (born July 19, 1950) is an American screenwriter, film/television director and former mime who is most notable for directing Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI and One Dark Night. His other credits include numerous television movies such as Murder in Greenwich, At Risk, Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, Date with an Angel and the 2009 Lifetime Movie Network film The Wronged Man.In 1977 McLoughlin was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his contributions to Van Dyke and Company, a special starring Dick Van Dyke. Two years later, he portrayed the robot S.T.A.R. (Special Troops/Arms Regiment) in the Disney film The Black Hole. He also played Katahdin in the 1979 horror film Prophecy. more…

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