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Dark House (2009)

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A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.

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Darin Scott

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Darin Scott (screenplay), Kerry Douglas Dye (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Walston
Meghan Ory ... Claire
Diane Salinger ... Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Matt Cohen ... Rudy
Shelly Cole ... Lily
Danso Gordon ... Eldon
Ryan Melander ... Bruce
Bevin Prince ... Ariel
Erin Cummings ... Paula
Ian Reed Kesler ... Reed
Meghan Maureen McDonough ... Samantha
Scott Whyte ... Moreton
Angela Gots ... Brunette Woman
Michael Copon ... Greg
Michael Albala ... Harris
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Storyline

A young woman, Claire, who witnessed a massacre as a child goes back to the house in which it happens as part of a troupe of actors auditioning for roles within a haunted house attraction. As both new arrivals and old cast soon begin disappearing one-by-one, Claire is left wondering if the house really hunted or is there a killer amongst them.

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Death Lives Here. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and brief nudity

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mračna Kuća See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in eighteen days. See more »

Goofs

When a bleeding Moreton is dragged down the hall he leaves no blood trail. There's also no blood on the floor where his body fell. See more »

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No religious artifacts and/or texts were damaged or destroyed during the making of this film. See more »

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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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The Dark House
Written and Performed by Bryan Ross
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Exceptionally poor script and direction
25 November 2011 | by rogue719See all my reviews

Awful movie. What's worse, it's so bad you can't make much of a judgment about the cast other than how pretty they are.

The setup is basic haunted house horror. As a child, Claire entered the Darrode House, saw something terrifying, passed out and for years since has been haunted with horrifying nightmares. As a young wannabe actor, she refuses to take medications that cut her off from her feelings. Her acting class runs an exercise of no value other than to give the audience a thumbnail stereotype of each character and then we get the horror-meister who wants to setup a reality/horror type show in the old Darrode House. Claire jumps at the chance to face her fears, buttressed by a crowd of people she knows and talks them into becoming the cast for the new show.

What follows is the most ridiculous, contrived horror-schlock that has nothing to do with the setup, no rising action, just scene after scene of hellish horror with no real context.

This was so bad that I couldn't make it through the whole thing. Not frightening and not even titillating enough to put up with how horrible it is as a motion picture. About halfway through my wife and I finally gave up on it. it's so bad that were I to have gone to see it in a walk-in theater, I would have walked out.

Someone PLEASE stop Darin Scott before he writes and directs again! Or get him some classes in screen writing and directing and a decent mentor?


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