The Dark

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Dark (1979, USA) is a Horror film directed by John 'Bud' Cardos

The Dark

Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Production Co: Film Ventures International (FVI)
  • Distribution Co: Film Ventures International (FVI) (1979) (USA) (theatrical) | New World-Mutual (1979) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by John 'Bud' Cardos, Tobe Hooper (replaced by John Cardos)
  • Written by Stanford Whitmore
  • Starring William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel, Keenan Wynn, Warren J. Kemmerling, Casey Kasem, Philip Michael Thomas
  • Produced by John 'Bud' Cardos, Dick Clark, Igo Kantor, Edward L. Montoro, Derek Power
  • Music by Roger Kellaway
  • Cinematography by John Arthur Morrill
  • Film Editing by Martin Dreffke

Plot Summary

  • Someone, or something, is on an indiscriminate killing and mutilation spree during night-time. Frustrated by the clueless police, the father of the first victim is looking for answers, no matter how far fetched they are.


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