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Alone in the Dark -- Based on the video game, Alone in the Dark focuses on Edward Carnby, a detective of the paranormal, who slowly unravels a mysterious events with deadly results.


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Based on the video game, Alone in the Dark focuses on Edward Carnby, a detective of the paranormal, who slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Christian Slater ... Edward Carnby

Tara Reid ... Aline Cedrac

Stephen Dorff ... Cmdr. Richard Burke

Frank C. Turner ... Sam Fischer
Matthew Walker ... Prof. Lionel Hudgens

Will Sanderson ... Agent Miles

Mark Acheson ... Captain Chernick (as Mark Atcheson)

Darren Shahlavi ... John Dillon

Karin Konoval ... Sister Clara
Craig Bruhnanski ... 80's Sheriff (as Craig Brunanski)

Kwesi Ameyaw ... Deputy Adams
Dustyn Arthurs ... Young Edward

Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Krash

Ed Anders ... James Pinkerton
Brad Turner ... Beat Cop

Michael P. Northey ... Guard
Malcolm Scott ... Delivery Guy
Ryan Drescher ... Young Boy

Sean Campbell ... First Mate

Sarah Deakins ... Linda

Daniel Cudmore ... Agent Barr

Françoise Yip ... Agent Cheung

Ho-Sung Pak ... Agent Marko

Mike Dopud ... Agent Turner

Brendan Fletcher ... Cabbie
Donna Lysell ... Sarah Fischer

Ona Grauer ... Agent Feenstra

John Fallon ... Agent Yonek
Rebekah Postey ... Sophie
Robert Bruce ... Crewman Barnes

Dean Redman ... Agent Richards
Antonio Maiurano ... Agent Tony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ulmer ... Patrolman #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Uwe Boll 
Writing credits
Elan Mastai (written by) &
Michael Roesch (written by) &
Peter Scheerer (written by)

Produced by
Uwe Boll .... executive producer
Bruno Bonnell .... co-executive producer
Dan Clarke .... line producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Frederic Demey .... associate producer
Wolfgang Herold .... executive producer
Harry Rubin .... co-executive producer
Dan Sales .... associate producer (as Daniel Sales)
Philip Selkirk .... associate producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Jörg Tittel .... associate producer
Max Wanko .... associate producer
Shawn Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Reinhard Besser 
Oliver Lieb 
Bernd Wendlandt 
Peter Zweier 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann 
Film Editing by
Richard Schwadel 
Casting by
Maureen Webb 
Production Design by
Art Direction by
Peter Stratford 
Set Decoration by
David Birdsall 
Costume Design by
Maria Livingstone 
Makeup Department
Honey Dawn Faircrest .... assistant hair stylist (as Honey-Dawn Faircrest)
Kathy Howatt .... first assistant makeup artist
Lise Kuhr .... key makeup artist
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
J.P. Mass .... special makeup effects artist
Tamar Ouziel .... key makeup artist: second unit
Connie Parker .... makeup department head
Sanna Seppanen .... hair stylist
Carole Simcox .... day checker makeup artist
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup effects designer
Maureen Terezakis .... special makeup effects producer
Monique Venier .... special makeup effects artist
Vince Yoshida .... special makeup effects artist
Howard Lau .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Keith Lau .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Lukaitis .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexis Hinde .... second assistant director
Sara Irvine-Erickson .... third assistant director (as Sara Irvine)
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
Robert Lee .... second unit director
Kevin Leslie .... first assistant director: second unit
Trevor McWhinney .... third assistant director: reshoots
Ky Romanell .... trainee assistant director
Richard Schwadel .... second unit director
Art Department
David Dowling .... property master
Troy Eirich .... assistant property master
Wes Hamby .... assistant property master
Jeremy Hanen .... set dresser
Stefan Lochmann .... storyboard artist
Daniel Scarcello .... sculptor
Paul Wagner .... props
Gary Young .... sculptor
Chelsea Yusep .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Konrad Birnbaum .... sound post assistant
Phillip Bürger .... sound post assistant
Jose R. Castellon .... adr recordist
William Conrad .... sound editor
Jochen Engelke .... re-recording mixer
Jochen Engelke .... sound editor
Tobias Fleig .... re-recording mixer
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Bob Holbrook .... boom operator
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Manuel Karakas .... re-recording projectionist
Deni King .... adr supervisor
Yumiko Konomi .... sound editor
Annika Krieger .... sound post assistant
Roland Platz .... foley supervisor
Marco Raab .... additional sound designer (as Ma Raab)
Peter Roigk .... foley artist
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Max Wanko .... dialogue editor
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Fritz A. Wollner .... sound editor (as F.A. Wollner)
Special Effects by
Barry Hebein .... lead metal fabricator
Ian Korver .... special effects first assistant
Thierry Latremoille .... lighting technical director
Eric Milner .... special effects technician
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio .... special effects technician
John Sleep .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Michael Alkan .... lighting technical director
Marcus Beiner .... vfx system integration
Gilles Beloeil .... lighting technical director
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects coordinator
Jeff Bruneel .... digital compositor: ToyBox
Maria Bückenhoff .... visual effects artist
Kevin Chandoo .... visual effects artist
Lester Chung .... 2D compositor (as Lester James Chung)
Dug Claxton .... digital compositor
Gerrit Corsmeyer .... visual effects artist
Phil Dakin .... lighting/texture artist
Anthony De Chellis .... character animator: ToyBox
Jeremy Dineen .... senior visual effects animator: Toybox
Pete Dionne .... 3D artist: ToyBox
Andrew Edwards .... Inferno artist
Christopher Elke .... visual effects assistant producer
Daniel Fiegenschuh .... visual effects artist
Jay Field .... compositor
Helena Fischer .... visual effects artist
John Fukushima .... digital compositor
Pietro Gallo .... visual effects artist
Brent Paul George .... character animation director
Brent Paul George .... digital character supervisor
Brent Paul George .... lead creature technical director
Paul C. George .... sequence supervisor
Ted Gervan .... visual effects artist
Martin Gessner .... visual effects producer
Peter Giliberti .... lead animator
Mark Goldberg .... digital effects artist
Adrian Graham .... visual effects technical supervisor
Rob Gyorgy .... editor / vfx artist
Bodo Keller .... visual effects producer
Iris Krause-Mirus .... visual effects artist
Filip Lange .... visual effects artist
Francois Latremoille .... visual effects
Chad Malbon .... digital film producer
Simon Mayer .... title artist
Ryan McDonald .... render wrangler
Erik Nordby .... digital compositor
Sean O'Hara .... compositor
Doug Oddy .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Oey .... character animator
Sébastien Quessy .... effects technical director
Jan Raimann .... visual effects artist
Florent Revel .... character animator
Tania Richard .... matte artist
Thorsten Schell .... visual effects artist
Christoph Schuhmacher .... visual effects artist
Geoff D.E. Scott .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Shapcotte .... visual effects systems integrator: Toybox
Jason Snea .... compositing supervisor
Martin Tardif .... lighting technical director
Joel Tong .... digital compositor
Max Wanko .... visual effects supervisor
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer
Wendy Whaley .... digital compositor
Sarah Wormsbecher .... visual effects coordinator: Toybox
Benjamin J. Wylie .... 3D animator
Philippe Zerounian .... character animator
Lars Zimmermann .... visual effects artist
Bojan Zoric .... creature concept designer
Bojan Zoric .... digital matte painter
Nick Perks .... 3D animator: research and development (uncredited)
Anna Terekhova .... digital film assistant (uncredited)
Ed Anders .... stunt coordinator
Brett Armstrong .... stunt performer
Shawn Beaton .... utility stunts
Jason Calder .... stunt performer
Dave Campbell .... stunts
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double
Douglas Chapman .... stunts
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt double: Tara Reid
Mike Crestejo .... stunt coordinator
Kylie Furneaux .... stunts
Christopher Gordon .... stunt double: Christian Slater-Carnby
Andrea Kinsky .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator: action wire coordinator
Don Lew .... stunts
Rick Moore .... stunt double
Gerald Paetz .... stunt driver
Raymond Sammel .... stunt performer
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt performer
Sharon Simms .... stunt performer
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunt performer
Brad Turner .... stunts
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Claire Webb .... stunt double
Darren E. Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Monte Thompson .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Tonomura .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Cohen .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Cohen .... first assistant camera
Jesse Deacon .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ryan Epp .... video technician
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Carol Macdonald .... second assistant camera
Jill MacLauchlan .... camera operator: second unit
Brad Smith .... b dolly grip
Jason Weir .... lighting technician
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Darek Wyszynski .... first assistant camera: second unit
Animation Department
Frédéric Côté .... animator
Pedram Goshtasbpour .... senior animator
Zachary V. Lowe .... animator
Danny Testani .... animator
Casting Department
Frederic Robinson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Bishop .... assistant costume designer
Corinne Mameli .... set supervisor
Audrey Wong .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Rhonda Blewett .... telecine assistant
Massimo Gubinelli .... color grader
Gary Lam .... first assistant editor
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
Daniela Szentgrothy .... assistant post-production supervisor
Location Management
Jennifer Lewis .... trainee assistant location manager
Terry Mackay .... location manager
Sheri Mayervich .... assistant location manager
W. Robert Millar .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Wolfgang Herold .... executive soundtrack producer
Wolfgang Herold .... music supervisor
Walter Mair .... composer: additional music (as Walter Christian Mair)
Hugo Sanchez .... music editor
Transportation Department
Clif Kosterman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Evan Allen .... production assistant
Mariam Arthur .... assistant: Mr. Sales
Lawren Bancroft-Wilson .... office production assistant
Ron Blecker .... military advisor
Vitomir Bogdanovic .... production assistant
Madeleine Brettschneider .... accountant
Hsun-Wei David Chang .... assistant to producers
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator
Karyn Edwards .... legal counsel
Henry Eshelman .... publicist
Rob Fournier .... armourer
Warren Dean Fulton .... production assistant
Alexander Glua .... production assistant
Matthias Herold .... legal
Elle House .... miscellaneous crew
Anne Jacobsen .... production accountant
Hanno Kaempf .... legal counsel
Micah Kelpin .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Robert Milicevic .... security
Samantha Morris .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Sue Pidhorney .... assistant: Mr. Slater
Lane Price .... body double
Mary Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Hegyes
Pascual Romero .... publicity and promotions
Brendan Rooney .... assistant production coordinator
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
Misha Skoric .... assistant: Mr. Dorff
Suzanne E. Smith .... payroll accountant (as Suzanne Clements)
Tracy D. Smith .... script development
Caden St. Clair .... additional voice
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Sasha Tong .... assistant: Ms. Reid
Dan Lee West .... unit manager: reshoot
Avery Zands .... thanks
Jan Zands .... thanks
Monika Zands .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and language
USA:96 min | Argentina:96 min | 99 min (Unrated Director's Cut) | USA:94 min (edited version)
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Uwe Boll wanted Christian Bale and Jessica Alba for the leads.See more »
Continuity: The bandage on Cedrac's arm, and the wound it covers, disappears, then reappears in her apartment.See more »
[first lines]
Prof. Lionel Hudgens:[narrating] In 1967, mine workers discovered the first remnants of a long lost Native American civilization - The Abkani. The Abkani believed that there are two worlds on this planet, a world of light and a world of darkness. 10,000 years ago the Abkani opened a gate between these worlds...
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289 out of 417 people found the following review useful.
I went on a quest for the worst movie ever made that had a high budget, and It has been discovered., 28 January 2005
Author: rusties from Mississauga, Canada

True, there are many movies much worse then this movie. This movie was no Manos: The Hands of Fate, or Troll 2 (yes, I have seen them both.. twice) but at the same time this movie is No Alien, Predator or even Alien Vs. Predator (Yes, even that movie surpassed this). Movies like this make Battlefield Earth look like a Star Wars it is so bad. Razzie awards lookout, your biggest competition has just arrived in theaters. This film I'm talking about is of course Alone in the Dark. I'll try to take you though a step by step process on why this film was so bad.

Acting- I'll first start off with what perhaps was the best component of this film (next to the ending credits, which played 'Wish I had An Angel', the acting. Christian Slater must be proud of himself, he successfully proved that it is possible to act decent in a film worse then drinking antifreeze. Though all his awful dialog he had to speak, it made me wonder why he just didn't walk off the set halfway. Perhaps it was because of Stephen Dorff being in the film as well (somebody he wishes he could be but fails at it). Tara Reid is a bad actress but good looking and that's all that really matters in films like these. That is not to say the acting was perfect though, it was average, not good, and perhaps the only thing in the film not good.

The Soundtrack- Except for 'Wish I had An Angel', the soundtrack is pointless and bad heavy medal being pumped into the viewers ears, perhaps to disguise the awful story (something I will get to soon). A long and very expensive 2 CD soundtrack is now up for sale for those musically challenged.

The Directing- Directed by Hollywoods favorite director Uwe Ball who brought us the classic House of the Dead. Telling us "Yes, movies can get this utterly bad and that's just the beginning to my deadly saga of awful movies". At least it is said to be directed by Uwe Ball. Without being told I would have guessed a monkey was kidnapped from the Congo, brought here and forced to make opinions on how to make the movie under penalty of being shocked. The director of photography was probably a camcorder taped onto a skateboard and pushed forward until it hits a wall. On the scenes where the camera should stay still it is constantly moving, not allowing us to stop anywhere and when it should be moving in action, the camera stops for some reason.

The Producing- Who on earth is stupid enough to put money towards this bomb? I pity the fool... sometimes. Sometimes I'm glad he or she was taught such a lesson to never put money towards garbage worse then dog dung tied up in a bag.

The Writing / Storyboard- Trying to Analise the story is more painful then jamming an ice pick under a big toe and kicking a soccer ball as hard as I possibly could with it right after but I will still attempt it.

Edward Carnby escapes as a child from an orphanage where 20 children where to go under science experiments. He escapes and hides in an electrical outlet where he is electrocuted (this is the point where it got so bad i started to laugh out loud). Then it fast-forwards many years later where he's a paranoia detective. He get's attacked by some zombie that can't be shot to death, kills it and moves on with life. Later on he gets attacked by some crazy looking monster and he discovers secrets that nobody else knows.

Yeah, the plot is bad, really really bad. The film beings with expecting us to read approximately 10 minutes, which felt like 100, of random text about an untrue civilization called the Abskani. The film goes not to have one twist after another, more then the audience can handle, more then the audience wants to handle, more then the audience could ever care about. This storyline is rock bottom bad that even Double Dragon does better.

Overall, miss out on this movie. I gave it a 1 out of 10 but that is because there is no 0.

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