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A Darker Reality (2008)

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A group of women find themselves captive to a depraved psychopath whose blood-lust and insanity knows no bounds. Time is running out as Ghost's sick experiments begin to leave the girls tortured beyond recognition.

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Alex 'Cold Steel' Belasco
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Jesse Metcalfe
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Carey Andrews
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Becca (as Alma Saraci)
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Karen
Warren Draper ...
Det. Tom Hamilton
Jonathan Oldham ...
Quail
Arthur Bullock ...
Newt
Laila Dagher ...
Kim
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Amber
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Gina (as Heather Kirkland Howe)
Jake Hutson ...
Jack
Kane Jacobs ...
Dad
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Sharon (as Jessica Raskin)
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A group of women wake up in a cold cement basement. Cold and terrified they find themselves captive to a depraved psychopath whose blood-lust and insanity knows no bounds. Police Detective Balasco and psychiatrist Dr. Metcalfe team up in a desperate attempt to locate the girls and their soon to be murderer - a serial killer known as Ghost. But time is running out as Ghost's sick experiments begin to leave the girls tortured beyond recognition. To survive, the girls must band together in a last attempt to save themselves from a fate far worse than death. Written by ghost

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Powerful and creepy; harrowing stuff
14 August 2011 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A few years ago Chris Kazmier and Christopher Hutson put out a film called "Dark Reality." It was a very different type of film; mostly improvised, it dealt with several women who had been captured by a lunatic and imprisoned. It focused almost entirely on the women in captivity. Strong stuff that was difficult to watch -- the IMDb page now claims the cast and crew thought it was "a joke," but if you watch the film and see what the actresses put themselves through, it's no joke.

Now a few years later, Kazmier is back with an expansion of the original film called "A Darker Reality." Caught it on VOD recently in advance of its DVD release. The film takes the original premise and expands it. It shows us the actual psycho (played by Daniel Baldwin -- no spoilers there, that's his entire character) and shows the police attempts to find and capture him and save the women.

Let's get the problems out of the way first -- the police stuff is bad. Pretty much "Movie/TV Police 101" -- gruff detective gets a partner he doesn't want, etc. But much of the movie focuses on the trapped women and the narrative of an escaped survivor, and holy crap, it is harrowing. You really feel the utter helplessness of these women and it's legitimately disturbing. And somehow, having Daniel Baldwin as the psycho makes it even a little creepier.

It's not perfect and there are things that stretch credibility even in this type of film (for example, the psycho manages to have an absurd amount of victims in one area) and while the ending is a punch in the gut, it's a little confusing. And as you can tell from this review, it is definitely not for everyone. But it is very well done, and I am definitely looking forward to purchasing this film when it comes out on DVD so hopefully get some "Behind the scenes" things.


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