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From a Place of Darkness (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 25 March 2008 (USA)
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A documentary filmmaker finds himself drawn into the seedy world of a snuff filmmaker with a mysterious dark side.

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Miles Kody
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Vic
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Carl
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Rosa
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Jacqui
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Officer Diebel
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Chisled Hooker
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Miles Kody, is a documentary filmmaker. Living off a long ago success he's now searching for his "second" break. He finds that in the seedy world of snuff films. He interviews Vic, a seasoned pro with a menacing, mysterious dark side. Miles becomes obsessed with the subject matter and his subject. Miles' primary investor, Carl, is also very interested, more in the hypnotic allure of the movies and potential for profit. As Miles tapes his interviews with Vic he becomes aware of the appearance of "ghosts" captured on his video monitor. He realizes that the faint energy fields of these ghosts, past victims of the snuff films, are picked up more readily on video. As a ghost becomes more powerful they become more visible to the naked eye. He soon realizes that Vic is in league with the Devil and delivers the souls of his victims to attain more power. Written by Douglas Alan Raine

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Totally Creepy & Sick (in a GOOD way)
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a screening of this movie in Tucson, Arizona, and have been watching Amazon to see when I would be able to buy it. Already reserved my copy! The subject matter (snuff films) is totally sick, but what better vehicle to launch a horror/suspense film.

John Savage did a great job as the totally creep guy, especially in his first scene where he describes what he does, but I won't spoil you by saying more. Pinchot conveys how slimy he is so well that you want to shower after his scenes. For an independent film, the quality of the acting is a pleasant surprise.

What I really liked is that Raine (director/co-writer) doesn't dumb it down, but he plays the story out, making the viewer figure out what's going on. The direction is downright creepy, and the shots and angles keep you on edge until the last minute. The idea of shooting a shot through another camera was brilliant, and made it even more unsettling. This is one of those movies where the second time through will be better than the first.

Best part - the very last line is worth the wait!


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