Beneath the Darkness (2011)

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

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22 March 2012 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Além da Escuridão  »

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$7,300,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Travis cuts the grass the mower is in the front yard, and he walks up to the door. But when they come out and around the side of the house, the mower has moved to the back side yard and changed positions. See more »


References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


Love Sucks
Written by 'Martin Guigui' and 'Oliver Leiber'
Performed by 'Bret Michaels'
Executive Producer Mason Cooper
Courtesy of Concord Records
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6 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is great to finally see Dennis Quaid play a character with personality again! Lately, it seems like he plays the same scarred, emotionless character, over and over again. It's hard to remember that it's his charisma that made him a star and you can really see it in Beneath The Darkness. Dennis Quaid plays Vaughn Ely, a mortician who is crazy. To the town, Ely is this great guy who gives back to the community, but only one person can see him for what he really is. Travis (Tony Oller) is a local teenager who works odd jobs for Ely and has always had suspicions about the man, but never did anything about it. One night, the subject comes up while with his friends and they decide to bust into Ely's home to find out what he's really hiding. The story starts out very slowly and I wasn't expecting it to get any better, but it really does. I already mentioned how good Quaid is, but the star of this film is Tony Oller. I've heard him sing, but I've never seen him act, and to say I was impressed is an understatement. Between Quaid's outlandish behavior and Oller's teenage angst, I didn't need much of a story to follow in order to be entertained. Beneath The Darkness is strange and not everyone is going to like it, but it's one of these films that you keep watching, because you want to know what's going to happen. What happens is that it actually turns into a pretty entertaining and respectable film, that features a star in the making.

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