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Dark Reprieve -- Imagine waking up alone in a cold abandoned prison with no idea how you wound up there...or why. Now, imagine that your horror is just beginning.


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Release Date:
10 January 2008 (Canada) See more »
At the edge of sanity, lies the beginning of fear.
Two people Matt and Kate wake up in a closed down prison. They have no idea how they got there, or why they are there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Janelle Grey ... Kate (as Janelle Bartosek)

Shawn Storer ... Matt

Sarah Jackson ... Raquel Lake

Liam Card ... Detective Marks
Ian Wisniewski ... The Executioner
John Cronk ... Matt's Dad / Surgeon
Sarah Tyrrell ... Matt's Wife
Steve Boyer ... Future Guard #2
Norman Weinstein ... Elderly Man
Gregory Hudson ... Prison Body
Reg Heide ... Prison Body
Rachel Lootens ... Prison Body
Rebecca Harvey ... Dead Body
Sarah Boddington ... Dead Body

Directed by
Richard Boddington 
Writing credits
Katrina Rodriguez (written by)

Produced by
Richard Boddington .... producer
Michael Hamilton-Wright .... producer
Jesse D. Ikeman .... executive producer
Glen Tedham .... producer
Original Music by
Ryan Latham 
Cinematography by
Richard Boddington (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard Boddington 
Makeup Department
Steven Dawley .... key makeup artist
Ryan Louagie .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Yeger .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Michael Banton-Jones .... dialogue editor
Scott Bell .... sound recordist
John Carey .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Fournier .... foley artist
James Robinson .... sound effects editor
Alexander Shapcott .... boom operator
Wayne Yohan .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Ben Falcone .... digital effects artist
Tim Sibley .... digital effects artist
Anna Terekhova .... digital effects artist
Shawn Storer .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael R.S. Armstrong .... key grip
Nicolas Doldinger .... Steadicam operator
Stephen Chandler Whitehead .... first assistant camera
Ryan Williams .... director of lighting
Micholina Storer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Dowding .... assembly editor
Patrick Hirlehey .... assembly editor
Debbie Holland .... colorist
Mike Langevin .... assembly editor
Rui Martins .... rushes telecine operator
Mark C. Pituch .... colorist
Other crew
Burton L. Warner .... executive in charge of production
Stephen Williams .... technical advisor

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Additional Details

Rated R for some violent and disturbing content
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | USA:R
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This one is Deeper than it seems, 12 April 2009
Author: Rabh17 from United States

Warning to those who take this movie solely on its Genre category of Sci-Fi. It IS a Sci-Fi movie-- but only in the technical sense. There are NO flashy pyrotechnics and FX. No slithering aliens or monstrosities. This is a Sci-Fi movie in that the story really comes from a Story that touches on the philosophical question that can only be raised in the presence of technology. So those who expect a Saturday night flashy boom-boom screamer will be disappointed because of misplaced expectations.

This one is a Thinker's Sci-Fi.

And it's a Mystery.

One-- they did this with a non-Hollywood budget.

Two-- they did it with Good Actors who I hope move onwards and upwards.

Three-- The script and the setting had holding power thru the simple but elusive power of Mystery: Who were they? Where were they? What did they do to cause their imprisonment? What did they have to do to get out? If one of them was to succeed, does one of them have to fail? The Audience watches with those questions in the fore-front. You want to know.

Four-- the cut interrogation scenes from outside the prison that seem to tie elusively to the two victims inside the strange, deserted prison. What's the connection?

The ending surprised the heck out of me because the creators allows the audience take a very common direction for explanations. . .then TWIST. YES-- it was what you began to think. and NO, it was different.

To tell you more is to take the spice out of the movie and destroys what the creators are doing. WATCH it and draw your conclusions. It touches Innocence, Crime & Punishment, Redemption & Religious belief. But none of these fit together the way you THINK they do.

The beauty of this movie is that the detailed Pieces of the Puzzle will continue to fit themselves together after the credits have rolled.

This one is a Saturday Night Movie-- but you have to be prepared for it. You have to pay attention. This one is what I call a "Girlfriend Test Movie" because the plight of the two victims should engage her with metaphorical questions. If your Girlfriend does not feel engaged during the movie or asks probing questions at the end -- Dump her. You can do much, much better.

If her intellect is engaged by this movie-- you will do well together.

I'll watch for the creators of this movie-- they have the roots of story-telling genius.

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