The Dark (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 January 2006 (Germany)
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In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago - and bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.



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Cast overview:
Sophie Stuckey ...
Abigail Stone ...
Richard Elfyn ...
Casper Harvey ...
Young Dafydd
Eluned Jones ...
Gwenyth Petty ...
Robin Griffith ...
Police Inspector
Mike Keggen ...
Rib Skipper
Tonya Smith ...
Main Stumblehead Martyr


While in Wales visiting her husband James, Adèlle tries to fix her relationship with her teenager daughter Sarah. They see a weird memorial without the plate and with the name "Annwyn" marked, and the local Dafydd explains that this would be the place where people go after dying in accordance with the Welsh mythology. Later, Sarah vanishes on the beach and the daughter of the local fanatic shepherd, Ebrill, who died fifty years ago, appears in her place. Adele makes a research trying to find how to rescue her daughter from Annway. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One of the living for one of the dead.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent/disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A múlt titka  »

Box Office


£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$773,079 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)


$74,297 (Mexico) (21 July 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Many similar story line comparisons to 2006 Silent Hill. Even similar casting with Sean Bean as the Father. See more »


Adèlle: The night Sarah went missing, I saw a girl.
James: You saw a girl?
Adèlle: Yes, out in the yard.
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22 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of horror movies, I give pretty much everything in this category a chance. I had never heard of this movie before, just stumbled upon it at the video store. I know a lot of people think it was a stereotypical horror movie but I jumped A LOT. And to be honest, I didn't always see the frights coming. I do see similarity between The Ring and The Dark but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I am still a little unsure about the ending but I guess that happens sometimes in this category. The camera work made it a little difficult at times to see but I guess it is called The Dark for a reason. The little girl was creepy which seems to be a requirement for child roles in horror movies. All and all I would say it's worth a peek.

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