MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,455 this week

Dark Remains (2005)

 -  Horror  -  October 2005 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 1,087 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 25 critic

When the daughter Emma of the technical writer Allen Pyke and the photographer Julie is found slashed in the throat and wrists in their locked apartment, the couple decides to move to an ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 488 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Jul 2011
 
D
a list of 37 titles
created 25 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 153 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dark Remains (2005)

Dark Remains (2005) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dark Remains.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Allen Pyke
Scott Hodges ...
Jeff Evans ...
Rachel Jordan ...
Emma Pyke
Michelle Kegley ...
Mrs. Payne
...
Mr. Booth
Rachael Rollings ...
Rachel Roberts
...
Marianne Shore
...
Librarian
...
Steve
...
Gail (as Crystal Porter)
...
Mrs. Booth
...
Doug Roberts
Brian Clemons ...
Deputy
Edit

Storyline

When the daughter Emma of the technical writer Allen Pyke and the photographer Julie is found slashed in the throat and wrists in their locked apartment, the couple decides to move to an isolated cabin in the mountains in Kingspike. Julie is very depressed and blames Allen for the death of Emma. Once in the new home, Julie sees the spirit of Emma in a photo she took in a nearby abandoned prison and she becomes obsessed shooting pictures of poltergeists. Allen is advised to move from the place by the local Jim Payne, and on May 21st, Allen finds that the former dwellers of the cabin have committed suicide, and he investigates the death in the spot and finds that many people died around May 22nd. He decides to move with Julie to a hotel, but she does not want to give up on Emma. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pain never dies

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and some nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
OK, this one was actually scary.
10 February 2007 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

After all the crap that Hollywood (and the Indies) have churned out, we finally get a movie that delivers some scary moments. There are some clichéd moments, but I'm not sure it's possible nowadays to make an entirely original movie. There's not much new here...it's just done well.

Make sure and pay attention, as the "subtle" scares come quickly and often. This is not a movie to watch while you're eating pizza.

There's one very well-written red herring in this movie and, unfortunately, one very poorly-cast role. Cheri Christian just doesn't make an effective Julie (the wife/mother). For one thing, she's totally unsympathetic. I know, I know...she's just gone through a traumatic experience. But the viewer never gets to know her as she "normally" is and the relationship between her and her husband is rather discomforting (in an unintentional way). I think that the director had meant for us to have some sympathy for her, but I never did.

Finally, a thumbs-up for the ending, which is both disturbing and satisfying. It could easily have been cheapened with a sound effect at the beginning of the end credits, but the director wisely resisted.

This is not a masterpiece by any means, but it IS a good, old-fashioned scary movie...something that's rather rare nowadays.


11 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fantastic! wdabear
Best scene ?? andrew-989
Closed Captioned? Subtitled? gempid
Worst Acting Ever ratatatcat29
Nice, if it was a student film shiva_ringofcosmicfire
DVD vs Film Festival film dackerma2000
Discuss Dark Remains (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?