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Beneath the Dark -- Henry Rose is a young writer who is on top of the world until his pregnant wife suddenly vanishes while admiring flowers on the side of a Texas highway. Henry races to a nearby town for help but finds the town deserted, save for a few locals who barely acknowledge his existence. Entering into town at the same time, with their own agenda, is a family of vicious psychotic criminals led by the charismatic, yet deadly Toby Haynes.
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Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne pull off the highway and into Roy's Motel and Cafe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Josh Stewart ... Paul

Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Adrienne

Chris Browning ... Frank

Angela Featherstone ... Sandy

Afemo Omilami ... The Man

Trevor Morgan ... Jason
Christopher Gessner ... Max
Robert Maxhimer ... Billy

Jeannetta Arnette ... Shirley

Grainger Hines ... Tim

Sandy Martin ... Colleen

Carlease Burke ... Beatrice

Chris Hayes ... Cameraman

Melissa R. Bacelar ... Shawnee (as Melissa Bacelar)
Wade Feehan ... Pledge

Lynne Lerner ... Betsy

Directed by
Chad Feehan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chad Feehan  written by

Produced by
Chad Feehan .... producer
Nina Leidersdorff .... associate producer
Amanda Micallef .... producer
Kinsey Packard .... co-producer
Joe Reegan .... co-producer
R.B. Ripley .... co-producer
Lea-Beth Shapiro .... producer
Rebecca Shapiro .... co-producer
Christy Strahan .... co-producer
Yvette Urbina .... co-producer
Luke Vitale .... executive producer
Mike Warner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Daniel Licht 
Cinematography by
Jason Blount 
Film Editing by
Michael Griffin 
Casting by
Deanna Brigidi 
Production Design by
Manuel Perez Pena 
Art Direction by
Ja Kyung Eum 
Set Decoration by
Xavier Wilson 
Costume Design by
Emily Batson 
Makeup Department
John Goodwin .... special makeup effects artist
Brian Kinney .... makeup department head
Robert Pendergraft .... special makeup effects artist
Shaun Pendergraft .... special makeup effects artist
Brian Penikas .... special makeup effects artist
Charmaine Richards .... key hair stylist
Maia Wagle .... makeup artist
Charles Yusko .... hair stylist
Production Management
Yvette Urbina .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Kritzer .... second assistant director
Larry Lerner .... first assistant director
Ed Licht .... first assistant director (reshoots)
Art Department
Cecilia Guerrero .... property master
Marc Hampson .... tattoo designer
Sound Department
Vanessa Brower .... boom operator
A. Tad Chamberlain .... sound mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialog editor
Trevor Metz .... sound effects editor
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound designer
Kevin Zimmerman .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Scott R. Fisher .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Zac Henry .... assistant stunt coordinator
David Rowden .... stunt coordinator
Karin Silvestri .... stunt double: Jaime-Lynn Sigler
C.C. Taylor .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Otis Burke .... key grip
James R. Ellis .... electrician
Jamar Franklin .... grip
James Ginn .... best boy electric
Sean Ginn .... gaffer
Robert Haberman .... camera trainee
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rashaad Lewis .... grip
Sarge Roberts .... best boy grip
Greg Saris .... camera loader
David Terry .... key grip
Keith Woodhams .... second assistant camera
Thomas Young .... still photographer
Casting Department
Valerie Magoon .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janae Murray .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Tony Dustin .... digital film colorist
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Christine Park .... assistant editor
Dan Williams .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Oren Hadar .... score mixer
Claudio Olachea .... orchestrator
Henry Self .... music supervisor
Joseph Trapanese .... supervising orchestrator
Transportation Department
John Fuller .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Veronique Beauducel .... production assistant
Landon Bennetts .... assistant production coordinator
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Aaron Fairley .... production assistant
Wade Feehan .... production assistant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Nina Leidersdorff .... production coordinator
Michael Lurie .... international distribution

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Also Known As:
"Wake" - USA (festival title)
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Rated R for some sexuality and brief language
USA:102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45871)
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Did You Know?

Originally entitled "Wake" before being renamed to it's current title.See more »
Continuity: When we first see the wrecked car at the motel, it's windshield is cracked but still attached. But in the accident, the windshield completely flies off the car.See more »
Paul:You're Frank's wife, huh?
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Movie Connections:
References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)See more »
Language of the Living DeadSee more »


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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Effective, but familiar, 28 November 2010
Author: jd7myers-1 from United States

This film begins like so many others of its genre -- namely, a young couple on their way to a far away destination pull into an eerie, almost deserted motel where things aren't what they seem.

If you think you've seen it before, likely you have. Beneath the Dark has strong echoes of the 2003 John Cusack film Identity, though it pales in comparison. Ahh, what to say about this movie? I enjoyed watching it, but then I am a fan of the suspense genre which has been in a serious state of drought lately. Is it a good movie? Not really. Is it a bad movie? No. The plot line does catch your interest as you watch the two very different back stories of the young traveler and the motel manager unfold. The narrative of the film makes the viewers expect the inevitable connection, which is mildly interesting once revealed. However the entire conceit of the movie is nearly immediately obvious. I suppose in a world where twisty thrillers have been around for so long, it is far more difficult to pull off true surprise. Yet I feel that the director/writer Chad Feehan missed the opportunities to misdirect the audience. One can only hope Chad was not trying for an M. Night Shyamalan production.

The film used so many clichés, that it could have been the product of a university class on the genre: the isolated motel in the Midwest and the slightly off motel manager are photocopied directly from Psycho. The jukebox that plays the same song over and over is also lifted. (Didn't we see that in a number of Rod Serling productions?). Yet all is not as grim as this review seems. Mr. Feehan studied well, and utilized these and other familiar elements effectively.

So a sense of mild suspense persists throughout the movie. The ending is a bit of a let down -- but the journey was fun.

Bottom line: If you like this genre, this movie is serviceable. I certainly wasn't sorry I watched it, although I thought that the motel manager needed to be cast with a stronger performer. If you have nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon, punch this one up. Keep your expectations low and you might enjoy it.

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