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One Dark Night

McLoughlin, Tom (One Dark Night)

This past Friday, the 13th of August, I had the pleasure of chatting with Friday the 13th Part VI director Tom McLoughlin**. Jason Lives was discussed of course (and how adorable is it that McLoughlin still has Jason’s headstone in his backyard?), but only briefly as the topic of the day was the 30th anniversary of McLoughlin’s much adored spookshow One Dark Night.

Exclusive: Tom McLoughlin Talks One Dark Night and Beyond!

This past Friday, the 13th of August, I had the pleasure of chatting with Friday the 13th Part VI director Tom McLoughlin**. Jason Lives was discussed of course (and how adorable is it that McLoughlin still has Jason’s headstone in his backyard?), but only briefly as the topic of the day was the 30th anniversary of McLoughlin’s much adored spookshow One Dark Night.

Retrospective: A Look Back at One Dark Night

Back in good old ‘81 when slasher flicks were at the peak of their popularity, power and profit, director/co-writer Tom McLoughlin chose to jeté out of the herd with this odd little number. It took balls to make a skittish PG-rated spookfest when all distributors cared about were woodsy body counts, but we are talking about McLoughlin – the same gent who dared to poke fun at Jason upon helming Friday VI.

One Dark Night (DVD)

Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring Meg Tilly, Adam West, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights, Elizabeth Daily (A.K.A. E.G. Daily), David Mason Daniels Directed by Tom McLoughlin Distributed by Media Blasters