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After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

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In Smithville, Texas, the teenagers Brian, Abby, Travis and Danny are classmates of the Smithville High School and best friends. One day, they are reading Macbeth for a class and they decide to investigate the rumors that the house of the mortician Ely Vaughn is haunted by ghosts. They see shadows in the upper window and they break in the house to see what is happening and they see a corpse lying on the bed; however, they are surprised by Ely that kills Danny, pushing him to fall off the staircase. Nobody believes in the teenagers since Ely is a respectable citizen, but Travis and Abby decide to prove that the undertaker is a psychopath. Will they be successful in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Now I Lay You Down To Sleep. See more »

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 March 2012 (Kuwait)  »

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$7,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Bruce Wilkinson (the writer) first met Director Martin Guigui in Austin, Texas at the Austin Film Featival back in 2005 at a screening of Guigui's Swing (2003). Little did they know they would find themselves filming "Beneath The Darkness" 5 years later right in the Austin area. See more »

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When Travis comes out of the school toward the beginning of the movie, and talks to the coach, there is fog all in the background around the bleachers. This goes from foggy, to clear to foggy, in between shots. See more »

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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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Very predictable movie even if you didn't see the trailer
6 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you seen the trailer to this movie you can basically sum everything up. At least most movie buffs can. Watching this movie was like watching a mature children's TV show. About couple of kids or teens trying to investigate something in a neighbors house and gets more than they bargained for. This can be done well but it just comes off very narrow in this one. Just about everything about this movie is predictable and some characters actions and decisions doesn't make much sense at all. The twists are disappointing and nothing special at all. Dennis Quaid is always good as playing these grumpy old characters and he does a good job of playing this psychotic grumpy mortician. Overall it's a watchable movie but it doesn't bring anything new to these types of movie nor does it throw any good curve balls. Whats gonna happen is if your a movie buff or maybe even if your not your still going to predict whats gonna happen all the way through and be right about it.

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