The Stay Awake (1989)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Release Date - Apr 17, 1987 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - South Africa  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this suspense thriller, a group of students at an all-girls Catholic school come up with a new idea to raise funds for school projects -- they'll have a "Stay Awake," in which supporters can pledge to pay a certain amount of money for each hour that the girls can go without sleep. The students and a supervising teacher lock themselves in the school for a long night without shut-eye, but they soon discover that they're not alone. John Brown, a psychotic rapist and murderer nicknamed "The Angel of Darkness," was recently executed for his crimes, but has risen from the grave as a strange humanoid beast, and he makes his way into the school, preying on the innocent girls within. Who will survive, and how can they defeat a force of wickedness incarnate? The cast includes Tanya Gordon, Shirley Jane Harris, Jayne Hutton, and Heath Porter.



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