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Dark Walker (2003)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 20 May 2003
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Darkwalker centers around a haunted house amusement park near Fresno, Californa called Hobb's Grove (yes, it's a real place), where a group of teenagers get Halloween jobs working there. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Taylor ...
Maggie Laughlin (as Kathleen Susan Taylor)
Michael Sage ...
Josh Brighton
Brenda Matthews ...
Nancy Magee
David DeWitt ...
Robert Magee
Emily VanSonnenberg ...
Carrion (as Emily vanSonnenberg)
Ali Taylor ...
Sheriff Gillis
Ivan Glenn Hill ...
James Inch ...
Gus Walls
Chris Giese ...
Jeff Meleski ...
Lamb Gaede ...
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Darkwalker centers around a haunted house amusement park near Fresno, Californa called Hobb's Grove (yes, it's a real place), where a group of teenagers get Halloween jobs working there. What they don't know is the land the attraction was built on has a bloody history. They soon realize they are in for more than just a Halloween job, when one by one they start dying off. soon they find a monsterous creature called, DARK WALKER, has risen to take vengence on the trespassing patrons. Written by Katatonia

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you were right to fear...


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20 May 2003 (USA)  »

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The original idea of Hobb's Grove was to have creatures you couldn't really see attacking people in the dark, as seen in The Fog (1980), but when director Danny Draven happened to see a series of character drawings by artist Scott McGowan, the idea of the movie soon changed and Danny would eventually use one of Scott's characters - later called The Darkwalker. See more »


B.J.: Is Carrion your real name?
Carrion: It means dead meat... Like you play with every night!
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Not a bad attempt at all.
16 August 2003 | by (FrightMeter.Com) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. For some reason, it has a unique appeal and style that I haven't seen in quite some time in a direct-to-video slasher film. In all honesty, the direct-to-video horror flicks are my favorites because they can set their own rules and do not need to be bogged down with high budgets and the hottest young teenage casts. They also accomplish something else; they stay true to their roots in 80's slasher flicks where plot wasn't as important as the kill scenes. With all that said, I loved the setting of this film. I have always thought about writing a horror film where a killer stalks a haunted house attraction, but I guess I was beat to it. There is really nothing original here, yet that isn't the point of this kind of film.

To sum it up, an ancient evil demon is arisen on the land where a haunted house attraction called Hobb's Grove is set to open. Soon, the workers begin falling prey to this ruthless killer. The death scenes are above average, and we get an interesting killer. However, what made this film for me was the setting. We are treated to all sorts of visually disturbing images that make up the haunted attraction. I do have a few complaints though. First, the title of the film. Where did it come from?? Not once in the entire film is the killer referred to as Dark Walker and nobody seems to know that the legend even exists. Additionally, we really don't get a good understanding at all of Dark Walker's history--just that he killed an old guy and his family at the beginning of the film. The ending made no sense either as I found it totally unbelievable that the killer would just let the final girl walk away. Still, I found it entertaining enough and I hope that its rental success is enough to get a sequel or two made. True 80's slasher fans should enjoy. 6.5 out of 10

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