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.
|威廉姆·德瓦内 (William Devane)||饰||Roy Warner / Steve Dupree|
|Cathy Lee Crosby||饰||Zoe Owens|
|Richard Jaeckel||饰||Det. Dave Mooney|
|基南·怀恩 (Keenan Wynn)||饰||Sherman 'Sherm' Moss|
|Warren J. Kemmerling||饰||Police Captain Speer (as Warren Kemmerling)|
The film opens with the following prologue read by a narrator: "On our planet, hundreds of species of animal, plant, and insect life protect themselves by using their ability to change their color or
|出品公司||Film Ventures International (FVI)|
|发行公司||Impulse Video (Video)|
|BijouFlix Releasing (2005) (DVD) (United States)|
|Film Ventures International (FVI) (1979) (Theatrical) (United States)|
|New World-Mutual (1979) (Theatrical) (Canada)|
|Guild Home Video (1983) (VHS) (United Kingdom)|
|Code Red DVD (2017) (Blu-ray) (World-wide)|
|Simitar Entertainment (VHS) (United States)|
- Riffed by the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) under the RiffTrax name, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy.
- Director John 'Bud' Cardos replaced 托比·霍珀 during production.
- From the screenplay stage and all the way through to production, The Dark (1979)'s antagonist was an abused, autistic child who had been locked in an attic for his entire life. In the original script, his house burned down, allowing him to escape and take vengeance on the outside world. Toward the end of the shoot, the film's producers decided to capitalize on the success of 异形 (1979) and demanded extensive re-shoots to change the killer into an extra-terrestrial.