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Dark Fields -- When the drought-stricken farming community of Perseverance resorts to child sacrifice to bring healing rains to their land, a terrible curse is unleashed, that haunts their bloodlines for generations.
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Kurt Eli Mayry (screenplay)
Douglas Schulze (screenplay)
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The people of Perseverance are dying for a little rain
Follows three generations of a curse farming community that turn to human sacrifice to appease an evil that haunts the rain. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

David Carradine ... Clive Jonis

Richard Lynch ... Karl Lumis

Dee Wallace ... Jean Applebe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Beorger ... The Reverend - 1950
Christopher Bondy ... The Reverend

Derek Brandon ... Daniel Jonis

David G.B. Brown ... Boyfriend
James Howard Carr ... Ben Wheeler
J.J. Chidiac ... Simon Wheeler
Paula Ciccone ... Eleanor Lumis
Peter Coady ... Sheriff
Adam Cooper ... Dell's Boy
Daniel Cooper ... Dell's Boy

Guy Copland ... Dell / Motel Manager
Colin Crenshaw ... Jack Lumis
Didrik Davis ... Townsman

Jimmy Doom ... Horace
Maddie Dorsey ... Mandy Applebee
William C. Fox ... Cursed Farmer
William Giordano ... Kyle Lumis

Sasha Higgins ... Cari
Jillian Hoffman ... Jenny Applebee
Kristen Jarzembowski ... Maggie Jonis

Tiren Jhames ... Clarence Applebe / Mr. Saul
Patrick Kelly ... The Shaman

Natalie Light ... Girlfriend

Natalie Light ... Girlfriend
Mary Malaney ... Brenda Applebee
Max ... The Dog (Present)
Caden Miller-Baker ... Max Lumis (as Caden Miller Baker)
Andre Neebnagezhick ... The Indian Boy

Ellen Sandweiss ... Mandy Applebee (Present Day)
Hope Crenshaw ... Church goer (uncredited)
Molly Howe ... Dolly (uncredited)

Carol Ilku ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)

Tevis R. Marcum ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Schulze 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kurt Eli Mayry  screenplay
Douglas Schulze  screenplay
Mark C. Schwarz  story elements

Produced by
Kurt Eli Mayry .... producer
Douglas Schulze .... producer
Julie Schulze .... co-producer
Thomas Zambeck .... line producer
Original Music by
David Bateman 
Cinematography by
Lon Stratton 
Costume Design by
Cheryl Marie Freeman 
Makeup Department
Cat Bernier .... special makeup effects artist
Danielle Dettore .... makeup artist
Meshelle Melone .... key makeup artist
Bree Shea .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Joseph Butler .... second assistant director
Jeremy Gerken .... second second assistant director
Jessica Heemskerk .... second second assistant director
Tara Plizga .... first assistant director
Joshua Wagner .... first assistant director (as Josh Wagner)
Art Department
Daniel Fumero .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Terence Lee Cover .... boom operator
Aaron Eschenburg .... production sound mixer
Mark Haygen .... additional sound mixer
Brian Kaurich .... production sound mixer
David Rumble .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Cat Bernier .... key special effects
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Visual Effects by
E. Alan Contino .... visual effects supervisor (as Alan Contino)
Brian K. Johnson .... lead compositor
Brian K. Johnson .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian Boada .... second assistant camera
Chris Bondy .... grip
Rick Cramblett .... grip
Mark C. Davis Jr. .... second assistant camera
William Eichler .... steadicam operator
Patrick Elliott .... first assistant camera (as Patrick Elliot)
Geoff Ernst .... gaffer
Ian Henderson .... assistant camera
Chris Hoyle .... second assistant camera
Chris McLeod .... additional electrician
Robert Skates .... camera operator
Doug Susalla .... gaffer
Other crew
Roze Berisaj .... personal assistant to actor
Bill Dann .... production assistant
Amber Harley .... script supervisor (as Amber Fritz)
Anthony Horger .... production assistant
Alicia Jurva .... production assistant
Chris Myers .... production assistant
Jeff Nurmi .... gun handler
Chris Ordon .... production assistant
Rebecca Rogers .... production coordinator
Steven Seery .... production assistant
Andy Yeomans .... production assistant
Sam Sage .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Rain" - USA (original title)
"The Rain Chronicles" - , USA (working title)
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Rated R for bloody horror violence, some nudity and language
108 min
USA:R (certificate #46313)


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Story better than the bite, 27 May 2013
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

Set across three generations of inhabitants of the small town of Perseverance, comes a story not done justice by the flimsy direction and wooden acting. This eerie and suspenseful tale about a village haunted and cursed by wickedness contaminating their rain, ends up ringing hollow despite some good cast choices. Rain the purifier becomes the touch of death. The whole event is initiated in the late 1900s, as the village, led by Clive Jonis (played by the ever-charismatic genre old-timer David Carradine) enters into a pact with a devilish shaman. This in turns has bloody repercussions many years in the future as human sacrifices are necessitated by the need for rain.

Inside the story lurks some great potential with a creepy top-hat taking centre stage, while Tiren Jhames as the ominous Mr Saul brings the beast delivering a superb character. However, most screen times is wasted on some truly appalling child acting, who one-by-one spiral the movie into oblivion, leaving just singular moments and short-lived spine-crawling elements. Surprisingly disjointed it also features superior technical qualities depending on specific sub-stories, with acting, lighting and overall feel superior during the turn of the century story thread.

The story also becomes undone by the basic premise, which suggests that longing for life would corrupt the soul to such an extent, that mothers and fathers would willing dispose of their own kin. The concept itself seems so far-flung, thus only underlining the low production qualities, probably forced by budget limitations.

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