Dark Ride (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  20 October 2006 (USA)
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A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve (as David Rogers)
Liz (as Jennifer Kelly Tisdale)
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Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong grisly horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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La casa del terror  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Dark ride" is an old term used in the carnival business to describe rides that involve getting in a cart or buggy and traversing a dark, enclosed building designed to have characters or props appear at intervals, designed to surprise or entertain. See more »


When Jen is first picked up she is wearing a bikini top, but when she does the topless scene she only unbuttons her shirt. There was no bikini underneath. See more »


[first lines]
Colleen: Looks like it's closed.
Samantha: Don't be such a wimp. The guy's right there.
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At the end of the credits we hear the laughter of a child as the My2Centences logo appears. See more »


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Sold My Dirt
Written by Aaron Robinson, Robb Williamson and Sam Litson
Performed by Robb Williamson (as Bobby Gold)
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Not exactly what I was expecting, but yeah...
17 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was extremely excited to see this movie (it was my most anticipated of the Horrorfest lineup) and I'm not too sure what I'm thinking about it at the moment. The plot was very basic and reminded me a lot of your average 80's slasher flicks, but theses are the films I grew up watching, so that's a huge plus. The dialog was far from perfect, but there actually were a few intentionally funny bits that had me and the rest of the theater cracking up. The acting wasn't too awful, but the character of Liz pretty much annoyed the hell out of me the entire time she was on screen. Actually, most of the characters were rude asses and I didn't really care if any of them were going to live or die. The stoner characters were by far the most amusing, though. There were a few scenes of decent gore including a very original beheading that I didn't see coming, and a few scenes built up decent tension and suspense. I also enjoyed the cinematography for the most part. It was very stylized and gave the film it's own unique feel even if the plot and circumstances were clichéd to the max. Also, the killer was very imposing and the mask he wore was really sweet. On the down side, the ending felt incomplete and the unnecessary "twist" was not surprising at all. Almost all of the suspense scenes didn't go anywhere as the killer like to toy with his victims too much and let them get away just in time. This got a little frustrating after a while and I just wanted to see some freakin' action already! Overall, Dark Ride was a much slower paced movie that the preview made it seem, the characters did all of the stupid things that you would expect them to, there was gratuitous nudity and blood (in a few parts) and the killer and setting were very creepy. It was a fun movie, but not one that I would rush out to see by any means of the imagination. I'd give it an above average 6.5/10.

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