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A broken heart, a battle axe, a demon and a lesbian ex-fiancée... Jason Parks' life goes from bad to... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Landy Cannon ... Jason Parks

Brigitte Kingsley ... Summer Vale
Julia Schneider ... Renee
Jason Reso ... Ricky
Vanessa James ... Jasmine
Haley Shannon ... Marlene
Peter Nelson ... Vincent
Taylor Barber ... Young Summer Vale
Jack Newman ... Bookkeeper
Lara Fenton ... Christy
Madelaine Landry ... Little Girl
Rogue Johnston ... Demon Spawn
Vanessa Petronelli ... Frightened Girl
Jason Brown ... Team Leader

Chadwick Allen ... Demon
Marty Beecroft ... Snake
Jerry Rosen ... Scientist
Ron Sparks ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Veronica Hampson ... Abigail (voice)

Directed by
Andrew Cymek 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Cymek 

Produced by
Mihkel Harilaid .... executive producer
Brigitte Kingsley .... producer
Jimmy Martins .... associate producer
Original Music by
Marty Beecroft 
Joe Heslip 
Cinematography by
Brad Smith 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cymek 
Production Design by
Fred Nock 
Set Decoration by
Kathleen Ayer 
Makeup Department
Allison Carroll .... key makeup artist
Melodie Fralick .... assistant makeup artist
Jim Peacock .... special makeup effects artist
Jeff Skochko .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Andrew Kowalchuk .... post-production supervisor
Jimmy Martins .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Kowalchuk .... first assistant director
Sound Department
George Flores .... supervising sound editor
Kyle Simmons .... boom operator
Jacqueline Tam .... dialog editor
Special Effects by
Jim Peacock .... creature effects creator
Jim Peacock .... creature supervisor
Jim Peacock .... special effects
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Rafael Ludwig .... visual effects supervisor
Doru Raceala .... stunt cars coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Dawson .... first assistant camera (as Mike Dawson)
Chad S. Roberts .... key grip
Editorial Department
Rafael Ludwig .... assistant editor
Other crew
Matt King .... production assistant
Casey Erin MacIntyre .... continuity

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Additional Details

Canada:92 min

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Continuity: Summer has a tracking device cut out of her back but for the rest of the movie there's no sign of an incision.See more »
Young Summer Vale:Why does a princess need a prince to make her happy?See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising (2011) (V)See more »
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15 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Dark Rising DVD Review, 19 February 2008
Author: steverockamaniac from Canada

When Jay Reso aka Christian Cage departed the WWE there were a few goals he wanted to achieve, one of which was to become a world champion, and the other was to try his luck in the acting field. The first part certainly came true as he quickly rose to the top of TNA and finally received the recognition he deserves, and now the second is becoming true with the release of Dark Rising on DVD. Billed under his real name, Jay Reso, Christian, plays Ricky in this rather unique blend of comedy and horror.

The films lead character, Jason, is going through a rough time. Recently his fiancé broke off their relationship, but Jason cant let go of his feelings for her, Meanwhile, his ex, Jasmine has moved on in a whole different way as she has now adopted lesbianism as her way of life, which provides for a lot of the sexiness of this film as there is some full on make out sessions with her new girlfriend. As a last ditch effort to woo Jasmine back, Jason, alongside his good buddy Ricky (Reso) organizes a camping trip and invites, Jasime, and her two friends, not realizing one of them is her new girlfriend.

After seeing the movie poster and reading what I've written so far your probably wondering if im talking about the right movie, Its the same thought that went through my mind when I received the DVD, and having read the movies plot on the internet weeks before getting into my hands, This is where the films unique plot twist comes into play.

Jasmine and her two friends, Marlene and Renee are aspiring witches, as mentioned though, Jasmine and Marlene are more interested in making out than actually mastering any sort of witchcraft powers. Leaving Renee, who is a bit of a bookworm, and with that determination, she accidentally opens a portal to another world. This allows Summer Vale, a lost little girl, who when she was young was dragged into this other world to return to earth,all grown up with battle axe in hand. I know it sounds like this comes out of no where but her disappearance is explained off the top of the film. Also passing through the portal is a demon, long story short, it must be stopped, and Summer is the one to do so.

I gotta admit, the story is kinda weird, and at times I found myself wondering if I should be taking parts as a scary scene or as a comedic scene, That may be the beauty of the films story as you could often take it either way, ultimately though taking each scene for what it was and just trying to watch the progression of the film, not to mention the rather enjoyable sex scenes, I made it through Dark Rising and didn't regret watching the film at all.

Christian is a natural in this film, his wrestling days probably helped him a lot here as his character was almost your typical heel in that he is usually the cocky in charge ladies man, but when faced with some overcoming adversity morphs into the coward role. I honestly think that he has the potential for a future in the acting field.

The DVD offers all your typical bonus features including the behind the scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and director/cast commentary, but also offers a complete TNA Wrestling match between Christian Cage and Rhino inside a six sides of steel barbed wire cage match from a November 2006 edition of Impact.

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