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The Dark Hours (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  11 November 2005 (Canada)
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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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A tormented mind can be a destructive force. 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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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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Truly original and interesting film
2 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To anyone wanting to watch this film I have the following suggestions:- 1. Watch it with friends....you'll be debating the ending afterwards.

2. Don't expect glossy effects or graphics....this is a true psychological thriller.

3. Pay Attention....The more you put into this the more you'll get out of it.

4. Have an open mind to where the film leads you.

Frankly I have to say I think this is a little unknown gem. It was done on a shoestring budget and I suspect not many have heard of it...it deserves wider release.

To anyone on the crew or cast who may read this can I offer my compliments. Well and believably acted, good lighting, good cinematography, appropriate score, well written and a Director who has pulled it all together to produce a great tight crafted product.

Good job guys.....you made my weekend.

P


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