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Dark House (2009)

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

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Walston
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Claire
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Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
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Rudy
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Lily
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Eldon
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Bruce
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Ariel
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Paula
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Reed
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Samantha
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Moreton
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Brunette Woman
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Greg
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Harris
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Storyline

A young woman, Claire, who witnessed a massacre as a child goes back to the house in which it happens as part of a troupe of actors auditioning for roles within a haunted house attraction. As both new arrivals and old cast soon begin disappearing one-by-one, Claire is left wondering if the house really hunted or is there a killer amongst them.

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

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Mračna Kuća  »

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Three girls were used for the scene when the ghost arms grab Meghan Ory by the waist. See more »

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When the ghost is taking over the computer in the basement, you see it locking down the exits including closing and locking an open window. However earlier in the movie it was stated that all windows were permanently sealed shut. See more »

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

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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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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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