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The Dark Hours (2005)

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Kate Greenhouse ...
Dr. Samantha Goodman
Bruce McFee ...
Donald Wegman
Jeff Seymour ...
Radiologist
David Calderisi ...
Dr. Lew Lanigan
Trevor Hayes ...
Doctor
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David Goodman
Kathryn Haggis ...
Waitress
Iris Graham ...
Melody
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Adrian
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Harlan Pyne
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The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend in her cottage with her husband, the writer David Goodman, and her sister Melody. She unexpectedly arrives in the cabin and finds a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. Later, a young man, Adrian, asks for help due to the cold weather and once in the house, he shows a gun and brings his partner, the violent sexual offender and Samantha's former patient Harlan Pyne. Along the night, Harlan forces the family to participate in twisted games, where truths are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She spent years getting into the mind of a monster... Now he's getting into hers See more »

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Rated R for terror/violence, a scene of self mutilation, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Head Games  »

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CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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After Donald Wegman launches his attack at Doctor Goodman, across the desk, he is bound at his wrists and ankles. As he's carried out in the next shot, his wrists are free. See more »

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After the credits there is a series of "voices in your head" type sounds overlapping each other. See more »

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References Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) See more »

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Go See This Movie!
20 July 2005 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Disclaimer: I am Canadian so I may have a slight bias to my comments on this film.

This is a very very entertaining film, as it has all of the facets that an entertaining film should have. Great believable acting, interesting, twisting story with well developed characters and some light humor, the direction effectively created a sense of tension and suspense that is rarely seen these days in horror films and thrillers. In the end a job well done by all. I remember seeing a similar film at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal two years ago, called Dead End with Ray Wise. If you have seen that one and liked it as much as I did, then you will surely like this one.

Not to be missed and I really hope that this one gets out there and is seen by as many people as possible!


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