MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,787 this week

Darkness (1993)

Video  -  Horror  -  1993 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 382 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 20 critic

A small community is besieged by vampires. After he watches friends ravaged in a convenience store, a lone avenger goes off to do battle with the undead, armed with shotgun, chainsaw, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 358 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 28 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Darkness" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Darkness (Video 1993)

Darkness (Video 1993) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Darkness.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Video Violence (Video 1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er", and make their own snuff videos.

Director: Gary P. Cohen
Stars: Gary Schwartz, Chick Kaplan, Robin Leeds
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Van Bebber
Stars: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy
Slime City (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A student moves into a run-down building in New York City. His bizarre neighbors make a concoction in their apartment they call wine, but when he takes some of it, he turns into a deformed, murderous monster.

Director: Greg Lamberson
Stars: Robert C. Sabin, Mary Huner, T.J. Merrick
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand
Boardinghouse (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A boarding house is reopened years after gruesome murders were committed there. Suddenly, the body count begins once more!

Director: John Wintergate
Stars: John Wintergate, Kalassu, Lindsay Freeman
Severed Ties (1992)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer, Garrett Morris
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Schnaas
Stars: Joe Zaso, Felissa Rose, Andreas Schnaas
Taintlight (Video 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Riding the lofty coattails of the international tween sensation, TAINTLIGHT is the tale of Stella, a young girl who falls in love with an ancient, beautifully-behaired bloodsucker named Edgar.

Director: Chris Seaver
Stars: Jesse Ames, Andrew Baltes, Miranda Bonetwig
Zombie Rampage (Video 1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A young man on the way to meet friends at a train station is derailed into a world full of zombies, homicidal gangs and serial killers in this Niagra of gore.

Director: Todd Sheets
Stars: Dave Byerly, Erin Kehr, Stanna Bippus
Director: David Roy
Stars: Danny McCarty, Jackey Neyman, Elizabeth Redpath
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a nice shower, Linnea does some warm-up stretches and then goes for a run. She encounters some flabby zombies who follow her back to the house, where she leads them in some poolside ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth J. Hall
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Cynthia Garris, Amy Hunt
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach
Stars: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Miller ...
Tobe
Michael Gisick ...
Greg
Randall Aviks ...
Liven
Cena Donham ...
Kelly
Steve Brown ...
Jodie
Lisa Franz ...
Dianne
Bill Hooper ...
Glenn
Christopher Owen Michael ...
Steve
Jake Euker ...
John
Veronica Page Dennen ...
Cop
Bob Lower ...
Bob
Jodie Way ...
Customer
Brian Cardwell ...
Vampire
Michael J. Martin ...
Vampire
Ross Boehringer ...
Vampire
Edit

Storyline

A small community is besieged by vampires. After he watches friends ravaged in a convenience store, a lone avenger goes off to do battle with the undead, armed with shotgun, chainsaw, and Holy water. Later he finds other survivors and they try to stay alive long enough to do battle with Liven, king of the vampires. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Even the dead will scream.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Darkness: The Vampire Version  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Tobe: Not another night - God, not another.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Micro-budget film-making at its very finest!
21 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Darkness is not a movie for everyone. Released in 1993, shot for around $5000 on 8mm film, and totally devoid of professional hands, it's a home-made horror masterpiece that, to me, equals other low-budget classics like The Evil Dead.

The story is straight-forward: a small town is overrun by bloodthirsty vampires, and the only way to survive is to take chainsaw, shotgun, and holy water in hand and destroy as many of the undead as possible. The acting and writing aren't great and at times the lighting isn't completely satisfactory, but where Darkness shines is its excellent 80s- 90s soundtrack and insanely over-the-top gore. There is blood by the gallon pouring, spraying, and bubbling at any given moment as the body count steadily rises and the viewer quickly realizes that this is the purest of splatter movies.

Darkness isn't perfect, but for a movie made by teens using less money than most movies would spend on a single monster costume, it's pretty damn good. It's one of my favorite horror movies of the 90s and deserves its status as a cult classic. Unfortunately, the movie is becoming increasingly hard to find as its out-of-print DVD (which contains "The Vampire Version" of the movie, a director's cut of sorts) vanishes from online stores. If you can get your hands on a copy, consider yourself very lucky to own one of the best amateur horror movies ever.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get it? ichi88
Director Leif Jonker here - BARREL dvd is UNCUT with MORE GORE than VHS! LeifJonker
barrel entertainment dvd is cut by 6 min. some is gore. coram408
Contact flybynight-1
Discuss Darkness (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?