He Knows You're Alone
|He Knows You're Alone|
|Directed by||Armand Mastroianni|
|Produced by||George Manasse|
|Written by||Scott Parker|
|Music by||Alexander Peskanov
|Release dates||September 12, 1980|
|Running time||94 min.|
He Knows You're Alone is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Armand Mastroianni, written by Scott Parker and edited by George Norris. It was one of the first horror films to be influenced by the success of 1978's Halloween and shares a number of similarities with that previous hit. Although he plays in a small role, this is Tom Hanks' film debut.
A young bride is murdered on her wedding day by the man she rejected for her current fiancé Len, a police detective. Several years later the killer starts a crime spree, murdering brides to be. Len believes the killer of his fiancé has returned and tracks the crimes. The killer stalks bride to be Amy, and her friends from college, Nancy and Joyce. Amy is having second thoughts about her planned marriage. Her ex-boyfriend Marvin returns and tries to rekindle their relationship.
- Don Scardino as Marvin
- Caitlin O'Heaney as Amy Jensen
- Elizabeth Kemp as Nancy
- Tom Rolfing as Ray Carlton
- Lewis Arlt as Det. Len Gamble
- Patsy Pease as Joyce
- James Rebhorn as Prof. Carl Mason
- Dana Barron as Diane Jensen
- Tom Hanks as Elliot
- Paul Gleason as Det. Frank Daley
The film was shot entirely in Staten Island New York, and the entire production from script to final edit taking only six months to complete, with only 15 days of filming in between. The original music score was composed by Alexander and Mark Peskanov. The film marked the first movie appearance of actor Tom Hanks, who played a relatively small part. In fact it was said that Hanks' character was originally written to be killed off in the film, but because the filmmakers liked him so much they cut the death from the film.