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From a Place of Darkness (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 25 March 2008 (USA)
A documentary filmmaker finds himself drawn into the seedy world of a snuff filmmaker with a mysterious dark side.

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Miles Kody
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Vic
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Carl
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Rosa
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Sean
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Brenda
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Jacqui
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Officer Diebel
Jeffrey T. Unterkofler ...
Officer Paulson
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Chisled Hooker
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Eric Michael Kochmer ...
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Christopher Allen ...
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Miles Kody, is a documentary filmmaker. Living off a long ago success he's now searching for his "second" break. He finds that in the seedy world of snuff films. He interviews Vic, a seasoned pro with a menacing, mysterious dark side. Miles becomes obsessed with the subject matter and his subject. Miles' primary investor, Carl, is also very interested, more in the hypnotic allure of the movies and potential for profit. As Miles tapes his interviews with Vic he becomes aware of the appearance of "ghosts" captured on his video monitor. He realizes that the faint energy fields of these ghosts, past victims of the snuff films, are picked up more readily on video. As a ghost becomes more powerful they become more visible to the naked eye. He soon realizes that Vic is in league with the Devil and delivers the souls of his victims to attain more power. Written by Douglas Alan Raine

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Jigsaw: Devil's Game  »

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Seen it, definitely worth your time.
26 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this movie last spring at a screening at Northern Arizona University. I was a film student at the time, and Doug Raines played it for a few of the students in a small auditorium in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is an alum.

I had a good time watching this film. I can't comment on the score or soundtrack, because it was still incomplete when I saw it, but Mr. Savage does a superb job, and the story and writing are both well thought out and interesting.

This is the first film from Douglas Raines' production company, 110 In The Shade, based out of Tuscon, Arizona. I sincerely hope that his business does well and he continues to write and direct fresh material.


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