A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.

  1. Jeffrey Bloom


  2. Christopher Crowe


  3. Joseph Sargent


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  1. Cristina Raines

    Cristina Raines

    Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga")

  2. Emilio Estevez

    Emilio Estevez

    J.J. Cooney (segment "Bishop of Battle")

  3. Lance Henriksen

    Lance Henriksen

    MacLeod (segment "The Benediction")

  4. Richard Masur

    Richard Masur

    Steven Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")

  5. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Claire Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")

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Status Released

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  • September 2, 1983
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • September 9, 1983
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue $6,670,680.00

Homepage -



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