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    From a premise standpoint it's definitely not re-inventing the wheel. This film is a product of its time when the home video boom was just starting to happen and slashers were being churned out on a seemingly endless trashy, exploitative conveyor belt. But even with its formulaic premise "The Unseen" is elevated above the standard 80's slasher fare due to its offbeat tone and genuinely quality suspenseful pacing. It also has a couple memorable villains. Now don't get the wrong idea; this is not filmmaking on the level of "Psycho" or anything. There are things in this film that will appeal to fans of 80's cheese to be sure. (& fans of short-haired blondes) But there is real good work here from a cinematography, score, pacing & acting standpoint. A veritable mish-mash of styles; very unique in that regard. See "The Unseen"!

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  • #2
    Am going to watch this tonight

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    • #3
      Never ever seen this. Sounds like good cheesy fun. Is it on YouTube?

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      • #4
        I don't know, man. Yes, this was suspenseful up 'til a certain point but then...........

        [SPOILER]Junior is revealed and not only does he look like Sloth from Goonies; the make-up does little to conceal the fact that he is Flounder from Animal House. Everything was somewhat redeemed by Ernest being the real creep and how that was revealed.[/SPOILER]

        Cheese is about right. Well, at least this guy was a blast as always.

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        • #5
          If you can't find it on youtube here's the link to it on Veehd: http://veehd.com/video/4537205_The-Unseen-1980-avi

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DudeClassicMan View Post

            [SPOILER][/SPOILER]
            I hear ya man but I liked how Furst played it instead of going the typical horror film convention route like we've seen in the Friday The 13th flicks or something like "Hell Night". It's part of its offbeat charm. But like you said; Cheswick does indeed supply enough crazed sleaze to the equation.

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            • #7
              August 20th

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              • #8
                Definitely a notch above the standard, carbon copy slasher-fare of the time.

                7/10

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