Dark House (2009)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  19 April 2009 (USA)
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A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Bevin Prince ...
Brunette Woman


A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and brief nudity

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Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mračna Kuća  »

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The rope Diane Salinger uses to beat the children was made out of foam. See more »


When the virus enters the computer system, Harris is sprayed with glass when one of the monitors explodes, despite the fact that most flat screen monitors do not have glass fronts. He also blinks after he's died and fallen onto the keyboard. See more »

Crazy Credits

No religious artifacts and/or texts were damaged or destroyed during the making of this film. See more »


References Punk'd (2003) See more »


The Dark House
Written and Performed by Bryan Ross
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I didn't hate this, but it sucked.
2 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a nice idea, and the little twist at the end was a nice touch. However, I could not get past how morosely less than even one-dimensional the characters were, and how laughably rote, non-creative and cliché-ridden the dialogue was during this movie.

The bare outline of the story is intriguing, but the script really was terrible. The acting was either waaaaaaay overdone or shifted from being overdone to underdone and back again. Now, I can forgive such things if the proper atmosphere, suspense and effects are plausibly included. This was not the case with 'Dark House'. I am of the old school, and would rather see authentic make-up and gore effects. I cannot stand CGI effects that look worse than a Playstation 1 game. To this film's credit, it does mix both; however, the absurd CGI effects detracted from this film big-time in my mind.

Skip this one, it isn't so bad it's funny, the death and gore is very average, the 'brief nudity' (if that's your bag) is CGI, and the 'Dark House' looks just like a normal suburban house. It's not what it claims to be or what you think it might be. It's nothing special.

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