Dark Sanity (1982)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This direct-to-video thriller involves a seriously unbalanced, former-alcoholic housewife who tries to make a clean start by moving into a new address after her release from therapy. What she finds there, however, are disturbing and violent visions which seem to be related to the brutal decapitation murder of the house's former owner... until consultation with a local psychic hints that some of the nightmares may actually be foreshadowing her own fate. In an unusual twist, her premonitions are echoed by a recently-suspended cop (Aldo Ray). Poor performances and slack pacing derail most of the suspense and reveal the rank amateurism of the filmmakers. The cable TV release of this cheapie usually carries the working title Straight Jacket (not to be confused with the properly-spelled Joan Crawford psycho-thriller Strait-Jacket).

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axe, craziness, false-accusation, homemaker, investigation, mental-illness, murder, supernatural, supernatural-forces, vision [eyesight]