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Dark Reprieve
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Director:
Writer:
Katrina Rodriguez (written by)
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Release Date:
10 January 2008 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
At the edge of sanity, lies the beginning of fear.
Plot:
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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Good film for low budget class See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated R for some violent and disturbing content
Runtime:
80 min
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Certification:
Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | USA:R
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good film for low budget class, 17 May 2008
Author: hanfuzzy from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

I saw this film at a local film-fest sponsored screening last night. I was prepared to be disappointed, as I was by the last low-budget locally-filmed 'scary' movie I saw in the same situation, but was instead pleasantly surprised.

This film has fairly good acting & production values for something in this budget range. Most significantly, the director was willing to cut it down to 80 minutes to maintain pacing which shows a commitment to art over ego. The flashlight-lit scenes were particularly well done, compared to many scenes which I find too dark even in some Hollywood big-budget films, and the more active scenes didn't suffer from the ubiquitous modern trend of too-rapid cutting, although there was a bit too much use of 'recycled' shots and the forward-and-back jumps (non-linear plot) were sometimes unnecessarily confusing. The overall plot and theme, however, were fairly good and not predictable as one would usually see in this style of production. In fact, the final twist (and you know one will be coming) is essentially unpredictable yet not contrived.

The creepiness and scares build from setting (mostly shot on location in a real abandoned century-old jail) and plot, and there is little gore to speak of, unlike many films in this genre. This is a positive aspect, as the director is relying on story-telling instead of visceral or cringe-inducing effects. The extensive use of this location is one of the highlights of the film.

Overall I give it a only 6 out of 10 mainly because of the budget limitations. The score isn't bad, but I found the sound affects a bit lacking. The new, unknown actors give a good first feature film effort, and the plot and writing are very evocative of better Twilight Zone episodes.

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