Unhinged focuses on April Hansen, a suburban, middle-aged woman with a problem. A rage problem. She's tired of leaning in and playing nice and being told she can have it all. She knows it's not attractive for a woman to be angry. And she's angry about that. April Hansen has become…unhinged.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Unhinged is a 1982 American exploitation slasher film directed by Don Gronquist, written by Gronquist and Reagan Ramsey. The film follows three young women who are taken in by a mysterious family at their rural mansion after getting into a car accident. It is perhaps most notable for being among the United Kingdom's 72 “video nasties,” which led to an expanded role for the British Board of Film Classification. The movie was filmed in Portland, Oregon, using interiors and exteriors of Pittock Mansion. A remake of the film was made in England and released in 2017.
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With a $100,000 budget, Unhinged was filmed on location by cinematographer Richard Blakeslee at the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon, with additional photography in Forest Park. It was shot dusk through dawn, over 19 consecutive nights. According to director Gronquist, local filmmaker Gus Van Sant assisted as a location scout for the production. Because Pittock Mansion is a tourist attraction and city property, the film had to be shot overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. The film's opening scenes feature shots of the St. Johns Bridge, and the road accident scene was filmed on NW Germantown Road near Linnton in North Portland. The cast was made up entirely of Portland locals, including stage actresses Janet Penner and Virginia Settle as Marion and Mrs. Penrose; Sara Ansley, who portrayed Nancy, was a model whom Gronquist had found through a talent agency. The film features an original score by Jon Newton, who had previously scored Shadow Play, starring Dee Wallace and Cloris Leachman.
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