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Cold and Dark (2005)

When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the ... See full summary »

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When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the new situation and together they become vigilantes, judging and killing the bad guys, with Shade sucking their blood with his claw. However, Dark notes that Shade is losing the rest of his humanity and becoming a monster, being aware and afraid of the danger Shade represents to mankind and trying to stop him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It takes forty minutes to bury a body... Longer if it's still alive... Tougher, if it's your best friend. See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong gruesome violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Goofs

As Tommy is escaping down the stairs, someone wearing a yellow hard-hat becomes briefly visible in the bottom left of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Maddox: As they say in Alabama, they're making me drink monkeymilk!
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits a woman undergoing liposuction is heard talking to a doctor. When the credits end a scene starts wherein the woman discovers something strange is inserted in her belly and that the liposuction is performed by "The Grail" via his hole in the hand. See more »

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shows promise, but ultimately fails
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A standard good cop/bad cop film with a bit of a supernatural twist of an alien parasite that sadly doesn't really work that well. Dark and Shade are partners, Shade has tendencies to go over the boundaries of typical law enforcers. One day he survives a mysterious incident in a freezer and an alien parasite enters his body. I rather enjoyed the nihilistic tone, and there are moment that you think it MAY get better, sadly like empty promises that never come through, it doesn't. Hopefully, just like this film was a tad better than his previous "Everybody Loves Sunshine", Goth's next film, the Chow Yun Fat starring "The Wretched" will be a tad better than this. But even if it's not, the title will be apt at least.

My Grade: C-

Eye Candy: Christie Seary is topless, she's dead, but what are ya gonna do mate?; Carly Turnball shows a glimpse of ass, hopefully we'll see more of her in the future. A LOT more


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