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River of Darkness (2011)

R | | Horror | 29 March 2011 (USA)
When brutal murdering starts in a small riverside town, the sheriff must investigate and face the horrific past.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Will Logan
Harvey Hix (as Bill Hinzman)
Jayden Jacobs
Jonah Jacobs (as Psycho Sid Vicious)
Bill Laing ...
Joseph Jacobs
Mary Rutledge
Bingo O'Malley ...
Virgil Van
Clark Higgins (as Ray 'Glacier' Lloyd)
Lindsey Carothers ...
Autumn Barnes
Nick Tallo ...
Bob Phillips
Rob Powell (as John Iwanonkiw)
Joe Shelby ...
Vern Sutton
Sam Nicotero ...
Wyatt Jones
Jonas Chaney ...
Phil Hadlin
Dave Hawk ...
Roy Carter


When brutal murdering starts in a small riverside town, the sheriff must investigate and face the horrific past.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Nebel des mörderischen Flusses  »

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$3,259,999 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The knife used by the killer on the jetty is a Kukri the weapon of the Nepal army (also the British gurkhas). See more »


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The only movie so far of 2011 that I downright despise!
31 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love movies of all genres, of any age, regardless of how good or bad they are. But River of Darkness doesn't deliver on any level. So far there have been some gems such as Rango, some mediocre efforts like Sanctum and some poorly conceived movies such as Battle:Los Angeles and Justin Bieber:Never Say Never. But River of Darkness is the only movie so far this year that I downright despise, it is that bad!

River of Darkness is a good example of a movie that is all style, no substance. Saying that does nothing in the film's favour, because production-values wise this film is shoddy. The scenery and sets have an appropriately Gothic look to them, but they are completely ruined by the cinematography and editing which makes the movie look as though it has been edited on a bacon slicer and the lighting which is incredibly dull.

River of Darkness fails epically in the story and writing as well. The story did have a nice arc to it on paper, but the execution was so derivative and poor one couldn't help thinking River of Darkness offers nothing new to the genre. Not one scene is believable in any way, the murders are all gore no heart no matter how marginally impressive the gore is. But that is nothing compared to the dialogue, I have heard some bad dialogue in many movies but River of Dakrness has some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard in my entire life. It is so cheesy and forced, and so clichéd and melodramatic I could not take it seriously at all.

The film's direction is incompetent. In fact the direction is so sloppy that the film could have easily had no direction whatsoever. The characters I felt nothing for whatsoever, they are written terribly and you learn next to nothing about them. The pace is languid so much so nothing comes to life. None of the actors are genuine or brings heart to their characters either.

Overall, a shoddy mess and to be avoided. 0/10 Bethany Cox

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