3/28/11

He Knows You're Alone (1980)

Every Girl is Frightened the Night Before Her Wedding...

He Knows You're Alone
I missed International Tom Hanks Day on Saturday and I feel shame.  But today I present He Knows You're Alone as tribute to the great thespian because this film, ladies and gentlemen, is his first movie performance, and it is glorious.  No really, the best part of this Halloween wannabe is the ten minutes that Tom Hanks is in it.  I'm not even sure if his performance was supposed to be funny but I laughed like four times because the man is so damn charismatic.

He Knows You're Alone is about a guy who really hates weddings.  At some point in this guy's past his woman left him for a police detective.  He got so pissed that he killed her on the day that she was to marry this cop, and now he goes around killing engaged women... and their friends... and friends of their friends... and people who help plan weddings.  What I'm trying to say is this movie doesn't make any sense.  The guy just kills anybody wedding related.  Anyways, the detective realizes that the guy who killed his fiancee is back in town after several years so he tries to hunt him down and stop him from killing too many more people.  That's the story.

"Want a goober?"


My impression of He Knows You're Alone is that it tries too hard to be Halloween and ultimately fails.  It's not a terrible slasher film but it's certainly not a great one.  Personally, I felt nothing for any of the characters except Elliot (Tom Hanks) and didn't care as they were killed off.  The plot is stupid, the film adds nothing new to the genre and, for a slasher film, the blood and boobies are minimal.  But who knows, you may like it more than I did.  It's not a terrible movie.

Violence Rating/Index:  3.5 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index:  2 out of 5  - Click to see the nude scenes.



32 comments:

The Simple Dude said...

Ahhh... so it's a slasher flick.

Here I thought He Knows You're Alone was a Sunday School documentary warning kids against masturbation.

SD
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The Angry Lurker said...

Long, long time since I've seen this but I have reasonably fond memories that may be changed if I watched it now.

Patti D. said...

Tom looks so silly!

Devon Davidson said...

It sounds really stupid so I don't think I'd watch it. :P

ed said...

doesnt look that scary. interesting storyline

Meghan Moran said...

It may be worth it to see Tom Hanks sporting that sweet 'fro.

thenitefalls said...

LOL this guy loves punching glass! I think I would just see it for the laughs XD

CaptainSerious said...

That is a sweet hanks-fro. However, I think I'll probably pass on this one. Thanks for the review!

Bart said...

T.Hanks :D

Bassislv said...

nice review, looks interesting

D4 said...

I'd really like to know what your definition of terrible is since you seem to say this movie isn't.

Cough.

Astronomy Pirate said...

I don't want Tom Hanks to know I am alone! That's just creepy!

Con Queso said...

yay for slashers =D woot.

Malkavian said...

sounds like a mediocre movie at best, and no boobies also to make up for it. FAIL

Colin B said...

I think I'll pass due to the rather low booby rating

Lemmiwinks said...

great post. following you

Jay.CA said...

lol, what a concept for a movie.

Zakk said...

Sounds pretty wild!

Moob said...

looks creepy

G said...

crazy!

Electric Addict said...

too bad it has a low booby rating lol

jamierod.rodriguez said...

Hmm, never heard of it, seems pretty campy though.

Rabidmoose said...

Tom Hanks looks pretty silly in that!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Tom Hanks has quite the afro there... not sure how I feel about that.

Biff Tanner said...

minimal boobies o no

skinned sheep said...

looks like an awesome movie dude!

christopher said...

looks interesting, i'll def watch it when i get the chance

THUNDERCAT832 said...

I'm a chick and even a little nipple makes a movie better for me...I don't know why lol

Shutterbug said...

Didn't know there was an International Tom Hanks day! :P

Sam said...

Wow Tom! thats great

PvtCarlin said...

I should show this film to my wife; she is a big time scaredy cat when she's home alone.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

LOL, I forgot all about the 80's fro Hanks used to sport. I did see this one, and you're right, it was pretty much following on the Halloween bandwagon.

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