Sole Survivor (1983 film)

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Sole Survivor
Code Red DVD's release artwork
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Produced by Don Barkemeyer
Written by Thom Eberhardt
Starring Anita Skinner
Kurt Johnson
Caren Larkey
Music by David F. Anthony
Distributed by Vestron Video
Release dates December 1983
Running time 85 min.
Language English

Sole Survivor is a 1983 horror film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt. The film is loosely based on James Herbert's book, The Survivor.[1]


TV commercial producer Denise (Anita Skinner) emerges unscathed as the sole survivor of an airliner crash and feels as if she's about to be caught by something. Her doctor/boyfriend (Ken Johnson) is convinced that she's experiencing "survivor's syndrome" in which sole survivors experience guilt and either commit suicide or put themselves in dangerous situations. Denise also receives some ambiguous warnings from psychic ex-actress Carla (Caren Larkey) who predicted the crash. A series of strange sightings and encounters of zombie-like people escalates until it is apparent that something is trying to kill her as people around her start dying as well. Her skeptical boyfriend thinks Denise is going crazy until he finds out that a number of recently dead people - including one that Denise claims attacked her - were found with all of the blood in their bodies drained into their legs as if they had died standing upright.[2]


The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by International Film Marketing in December 1983 and later released on VHS by Vestron Video.[3]

The film was released on DVD in the United States by Code Red DVD in 2008.[4]


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