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Release Date:
11 November 2005 (Canada) See more »
She spent years getting into the mind of a monster... Now he's getting into hers See more »
The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Well done, if slightly overrated, little horror thriller See more (54 total) »


  (in credits order)
Kate Greenhouse ... Dr. Samantha Goodman
Bruce McFee ... Donald Wegman

Jeff Seymour ... Radiologist
David Calderisi ... Dr. Lew Lanigan

Trevor Hayes ... Doctor

Gordon Currie ... David Goodman
Kathryn Haggis ... Waitress
Iris Graham ... Melody

Dov Tiefenbach ... Adrian

Aidan Devine ... Harlan Pyne

Directed by
Paul Fox 
Writing credits
Wil Zmak (written by)

Produced by
Brent Barclay .... producer
Original Music by
E.C. Woodley 
Cinematography by
Steve Cosens 
Film Editing by
Marlo Miazga 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Sara Kay 
Production Design by
Aidan Leroux 
Set Decoration by
Karen Justl 
Sue Yuzwak 
Costume Design by
Joanna Syrokomla 
Makeup Department
Sandy Sokolowski .... hair stylist
Arthur Spiggot .... makeup artist
Production Management
James Mou .... production manager
Justine Whyte .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Henton .... third assistant director
George Jeffery .... first assistant director
David Manion .... first assistant director
J. Elizabeth Marsh .... trainee assistant director
Neil Winemaker .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stephen Appleby-Barr .... illustrator
Heidi Böhme .... set dresser
Tori Ellis .... property master
Habib Hooshiarian .... art department apprentice
Rhona Kellman .... art department production assistant
Martha Sparrow .... assistant art director
Jack St. John .... head carpenter
Paul Vernon .... construction coordinator
Paul Vernon .... on-set props
Farrah Yip .... set dresser
Sound Department
Eric Apps .... adr mixer
Fred Brennan .... dialogue and adr editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Mark Gingras .... sound effects editor
Matthew Hussey .... first assistant sound editor
Michael Kearns .... boom operator
Rudy Michael .... re-recording assistant
Brian Newby .... sound mixer
Daniel Pellerin .... sound designer
James Mark Stewart .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects designer
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mara Ambrose .... still photographer
John Atkinson .... generator operator
Blayne Badge .... electrician
Terry Banting .... gaffer
David Bradshaw .... best boy grip
Mark Cassidy .... grip
Steve Cosens .... camera operator
Guy Godfree .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andy Gondek .... best boy electric
Adrian Hodgson .... best boy grip
Jacob Jackson .... camera trainee
Michael LeBlanc .... director of photography: second unit
Michael LeBlanc .... second assistant camera
Kaelin McCowan .... first assistant camera
Roger Noke .... swing grip
Carol Racicot .... still photographer
Kiarash Sadigh .... camera trainee
Jason Sissons .... key grip
Ralph Swaby .... electrician
Peter Wong .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Krista Fraser .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelsey Hart .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... film timer
Jessica Joy Wise .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Rowley .... music consultant
E.C. Woodley .... music score producer
E.C. Woodley .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
John G. Jinks .... driver
Mark Scanlon .... transportation coordinator
Minon White .... driver
Minon White .... driver: cast
Other crew
Chad Barclay .... location manager
Anuta Bondarenko .... script supervisor
Erin Burke .... project manager
Adam Cassidy .... location production assistant
Suzanne Cheriton .... publicist
Kristal Cooper .... administrative coordinator
Peter Edmonds .... gun wrangler
Earl Fligg .... security officer
Indira Guha .... business and legal affairs: Telefilm Canada
Nicholas Haraszty .... food stylist
Zara Hemmings .... production assistant
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator
McAuley Kahlen .... production assistant (as Kathleen McAuley)
Stephen Le Trung .... location production assistant
Mary Robbie .... assistant accountant
David Roberson .... publicist
Mike van Beurden .... production assistant
Madeleine Wazana .... accountant

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Rated R for terror/violence, a scene of self mutilation, language and sexual content
USA:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R

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Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Last Tango in Paris (1972)See more »


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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Well done, if slightly overrated, little horror thriller, 29 November 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Some of the comments I've read about this movie so far seem to be a little too much on the positive side. While I'm not saying that this isn't a good film - as usual with obscure films made in countries other than the USA - there's a fair few people overrating it, when really it's just another variant on the idea used in Funny Games over a decade ago (which wasn't even original then), done with less panache and less to say. After a slow first twenty minutes, The Dark Hours finally gets going; and once it does get going, it does indeed become very thrilling, and it's easy to see why many people enjoyed it for that reason. The idea that the movie draws on mainly is the horror of having your space invaded by a maniac; and the film then dashes this central theme with ideas of immoral acts being justified and the horrors of the truth. The film follows psychiatrist Samantha Goodman as she travels to a small cabin in the woods to stay with her husband and sister. A young man who might be more than his mousy appearance suggests... soon interrupts their stay.

The thing I like most about this film is the isolated 'cabin in the woods' setting. Horror classic, The Evil Dead, proved that this setting is a great location for horror; and The Darks Hours is just one of the films to confirm that. The invaders force their innocent victims to partake in a series of macabre and terrifying games - and this too helps to add to the atmosphere that the movie is creating. Much like it did in Funny Games. The Dark Hours is brought to life by a talented cast of unknowns, and director Paul Fox proves his worth by getting good performances out of all of them. Kate Greenhouse takes the lead role and is backed up by the quartet of Aidan Devine, Gordon Currie, Iris Graham and Dov Tiefenbach. The acting here shows how good performances can enhance a script, as The Dark Hours works from a very basic plot that would be lost if the cast want up to the challenge of bring the characters to life. Overall, while you wont catch me describing this film as 'terrifying', 'brilliant' or even 'intelligent', The Dark Hours is definitely worth seeing as it pulls psychological horror together with shocking gore well, and represents a modest success for non-US obscure horror.

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