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The Dark (2001)

The Bogeyman and friends find that new technologies are making their job more difficult.


Gareth Love


Gareth Love


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Complete credited cast:
Richard Johnson ... Old Bogeyman (voice)
Neil Stuke ... Apprentice (voice)
Zoë Wanamaker ... Tooth Fairy (voice)
David Phelan David Phelan ... Vampire / Barman (voice)
William Petrie William Petrie ... Ghost / Werewolf (voice) (as Bill Petrie)
Joshua Sneesby Joshua Sneesby ... Boy (voice)


The Bogeyman and friends find that new technologies are making their job more difficult.

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Release Date:

August 2001 (UK) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Enjoyable Enough Animated Short
2 August 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

THE DARK hits a nerve as it starts with a couple of bogeymen standing at the stairs of a young child's bedroom one night . I think I speak for everyone who's seen QUATERMASS , DOCTOR WHO or THE X-FILES as a child when I say the scariest place in the world is a bedroom coupled with an overactive imagination . Nostalgia strikes home even more when one of the bogeymen mentions toilet training and " A cold clammy hand on a buttock " ! As a child I often feared that we'd be taken over by an invasion of Sea Devils using a toilet as their bridgehead . Even now I still have panic attacks whenever I hear someone play a stylophone

Unfortunately THE DARK fails to keep up this narrative momentum as the bogeymen depart to a monster club and make small talk . But this is an animated short film which means the animation is probably the most important thing and in that case I was impressed and I'm slightly puzzled as to why it hasn't a better average rating

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