He Knows You’re Alone: Scream Factory brings Tom Hanks slasher to Blu-ray

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Today, Tom Hanks is one of the world's most beloved Oscar winners, but back in 1980 he was just getting his career started – and he earned his first screen credit with a small role in the slasher movie He Knows You're Alone (watch it HERE), which reached theatres two months before Hanks made a guest appearance on The Love Boat and three months before his sitcom Bosom Buddies started airing. Now Scream Factory has announced that they're bringing He Knows You're Alone to Blu-ray on May 18th.

Special features have not yet been announced, but copies of the He Knows You're Alone Blu-ray can already be pre-ordered from Scream Factory.

Directed by Armand Mastroianni from a screenplay by Scott Parker, the film has the following synopsis: 

Now you see him. Now you don't. The face of a killer appears out of the darkness and just as quickly disappears. A young woman has an eerie feeling someone is stalking her. Another beauty steps into a shower … and a bathroom door handle slowly turns. We're in slasher-flick territory – and also in a rare realm of film history, because screen icon Tom Hanks makes his movie debut in this shocker.

The up-and-coming legend plays the brief supporting role of Elliot, a psych major whose musings about the nature of fear reinforce the tone of this twisted tale about a sicko who targets brides-to-be … and a detective who scrambles to stop the carnage. Wedded bliss can be very short-lived when He Knows You're Alone.

Hanks' co-stars included Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing, Lewis Arlt, Patsy Pease, James Rebhorn, Dana Barron, Paul Gleason, and Russell Todd (who was in Friday the 13th Part 2 the following year).

If you like '80s slashers, He Knows You're Alone is a good one to add to your collection.

He Knows You're Alone

Source: Scream Factory

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.