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The Dark Hours (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  11 November 2005 (Canada)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Kate Greenhouse ...
Dr. Samantha Goodman
Bruce McFee ...
Donald Wegman
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Radiologist
David Calderisi ...
Dr. Lew Lanigan
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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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11 November 2005 (Canada)  »

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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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Excellent
12 June 2005 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival and was very surprised by it. It starts out as a cold psychological thriller, then turns into a very tense thriller and then becomes something... well, you just have to experience it, I guess.

I must admit, just as I had with Pi, I don't get all the plots turns and twists. But, just as with Pi, it doesn't matter. As a whole the film is very satisfying and enters some dark, new grounds. Plus its combination of visceral gore and psychological terror works very, very effectively.

As you probably have noticed by now, I'm not telling anything about the story. Just take the ride. It's worth it.


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