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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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Mortimer Shade
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Carly Turnbull ...
Albany (as Carly Jane Turnbull)
David Baker ...
Red
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Slik (as Caroline Ball)
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Rachel
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Lenny
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Mabbs
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Hamish Hamilton ...
Bollingbroke
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Specs
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Solly Tunkel
Rhys Moosa ...
Tommy
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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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Good cop. Bad cop. It's in the blood. 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

Lardeson Dahl: [as Dark is walking away] So, the apology?
[Dark stops and Dahl catches up with him]
Lardeson Dahl: Did you hear me?
John Dark: [Turns around] I'm sorry, you see... that... ehhmm... that was a silent "fuck you".
[Walks away]
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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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Really boring and dull...
12 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

After being brought back from the dead by a parasitic creature, detective Shade is back on the street killing…and eating...bad guys. His partner, John Dark, realizes the situation is out-of-hand and tries to stop Shade before he fully transforms into a monster. This well-made by intensely boring British horror offering features good direction from Andrew Goth, who displays a strong visual style and a good eye for interesting camera angles. The entire cast gave very good performances, especially the golf-playing police chief (name of actor escapes me right now). The make-up effects were quite good, and if you like your horror movies gory…well, let's just say this is a VERY bloody flick and horror fans will not be disappointed in this department. Unfortunately, this is where the list of positive aspects ends. The plot is a big confusing mess, the violence is often mean-spirited, the narrative made no sense and the film is very poorly paced. Not unwatchably bad, but unfortunately dumb and dull. Oh, and did those CG shots of the worm-thing that comes out of Shade's hand look like crap or what?

3.5/10.


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