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Beneath the Darkness -- 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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Bruce Wilkinson (written by)
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Release Date:
22 March 2012 (Kuwait) See more »
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Now I lay you down to sleep. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dennis Quaid ... Ely

Aimee Teegarden ... Abby

Tony Oller ... Travis

Stephen Lunsford ... Brian

Devon Werkheiser ... Danny

Brett Cullen ... Sgt. Nickerson

Dahlia Waingort ... Sylvia Moore
Conrad Gonzales ... Officer Alvarez

Wilbur Penn ... Officer Wainright

Amber Bartlett ... Rosemary
Sydney Barrosse ... Carolyn

David Christopher ... Sovic

Gabriel Folse ... Russell

Melody Chase ... Elaine

Cameron Banfield ... Collin
Richard Dillard ... Doctor
Timothy Fall ... Jack

Connor James ... Young Travis
Cheryl Chin ... Nurse Josie

Steve Larkin ... Rabbi

Davi Jay ... Ruben
Troy Streuer ... Assistant Mechanic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Esther Guigui ... Cheerleader
John Blenn ... I.V. Guy (uncredited)
Paige Creswell ... Classmate (uncredited)
Annie Eileen ... Classmate (uncredited)
Helen Ingham ... Danny's Mom (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Guigui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Wilkinson  written by

Produced by
Ronnie D. Clemmer .... producer
Brett Cullen .... co-producer
John Duffy .... line producer
Scott Mednick .... executive producer
Maria Norman .... associate producer
Aimee Teegarden .... associate producer
Bruce Wilkinson .... executive producer
Janie Wilkinson .... co-executive producer
Jenny Wilkinson .... co-executive producer
Pete Wooster .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Geoff Zanelli 
 
Cinematography by
Massimo Zeri 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Potter 
 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
 
Production Design by
Christopher Stull 
 
Set Decoration by
Bart Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Maner 
 
Makeup Department
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup artist: Dennis Quaid
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup department head
Bridget Cook .... key hair stylist
Terri Ewton .... hair department head
Doug Field .... assistant special effects makeup
Meredith Johns .... special makeup effects artist
Randy Westgate .... key makeup artist
Susan A. Benson .... special effects makeup shop fabricator (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dominic Cancilla .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Bywater .... second assistant director
Travis Carr .... second second assistant director
Alexander Yurchikov .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Christopher .... leadman
Chris Clayton .... set dresser
Chris Combs .... set dresser
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator
Tim Dingle .... lead scenic
Robert Larry Friedel .... location painter
Juliet Guimont .... scenic
Jason Hammond .... property master
Brad Haviland .... set dresser
Marcus LaPorte .... prop fabricator
Marcus LaPorte .... props
Richard M. Moore .... construction coordinator
Victoria Ramirez .... on-set dresser
Alex Sylva .... assistant property master
Wallace R. Symns .... greensman
Desirae Wallace .... art department assistant
Koen Wooten .... storyboards
 
Sound Department
Misty Conn .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
R.D. Floyd .... dialogue editor
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue editor
Martin Guigui .... soundtrack
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Benjamin Lowry .... sound mixer
Jason Manzano .... sound utility
Scott Streetman .... sound utility
Galen Walker .... post sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Robert Brown .... special effects technician
Everett Byrom III .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Elliott Kahn .... stunts (as Elliot Kahn)
Charlie Parrish .... stunt coordinator (as H. Charles Parrish)
Jeff Schwan .... stunt double
Jill Stokesberry .... stunt double
Danny Wayne .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Basquette .... video assist
Carlos Benavides .... best boy electric
Rich Bond .... grip
Chad Brewer .... electrician
Scott Cremeens .... electrician: additional
Raul A. Erivez .... first assistant camera
Geoffrey Frost .... second assistant camera
Bruce Alan Greene .... camera operator: "a" camera, steadicam operator
Scott Magruder .... electrician
Sam Pearcy .... camera loader
Van Redin .... still photographer
Phillip Renke .... best boy grip
Froylan Reyes Jr. .... electrician
Robert B. Reynolds .... gaffer
Ashley Riggs .... grip
Brandon Spratt .... camera intern
Pete Stockton .... key grip
Steve Urban .... dolly grip
Ezra Venetos .... grip
Aaron Welch .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Angela Burns .... stand in casting
Cambria Harkey .... casting assistant
Hollie Supak .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephany Baskin .... set costumer
Quenby Iandiorio .... set costumer
Jessie A. Katz .... costume assistant
Leeann Radeka .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Alonzo .... assistant colorist
Damian Drago .... title designer
Victor Franco .... digital restoration
Victor Franco .... key digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Momo Hsiao .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Gary Oldroyd .... first assistant editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... additional colorist
Binh C. Than .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Heather Toll .... post-production coordinator
Dahlia Waingort .... post production supervisor
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score mixer
Phill Boucher .... composer: additional music
Mason Cooper .... music editor
Mason Cooper .... music supervisor
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Alastair King .... conductor
Ed Neumeister .... orchestrator
Martin Tillman .... musician: solo cello
Ched Tolliver .... soundtrack music
Jörg Hüttner .... recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Davis .... driver
Mike Hitch .... transportation captain
Daniel J. Hollestelle .... driver
Steve H. Pape .... driver
James Peters .... driver
Jack Prince .... transportation coordinator
Hector G. Rodriguez .... driver
Jesus F. Tellez .... driver
Wilburn White .... driver
Steven Willhoite .... production van driver
 
Other crew
Beatrice Bellino .... script supervisor
Laura Cartwright .... key production accountant
Caroline Connor .... production coordinator
Christa del Castillo .... second assistant accountant
Terri Ewton .... department head for hair
Mollie A. Gallagher .... assistant production coordinator
Lon Haber .... publicist
Cambria Harkey .... production assistant
Elliott Kahn .... stand-in (as Elliot Kahn)
Allan Kassirer .... attorney
Jessie A. Katz .... production assistant
Lisa Kurk-Dmytryk .... first assistant accountant
Chef Le May .... caterer
Riley Malone .... location manager
Ted McLean .... production assistant
J. Andrew Perez .... production assistant
Carl Reyes .... production assistant
Arley Richau .... legal
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Jonathan Saba .... Executive in Charge of Marketing
Jordan Strassner .... stand-in: Aimee Teegarden
Desirae Wallace .... production assistant
Denis Yurchikov .... key set production assistant
Barry Lacina .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rustam Branaman .... special thanks
Craig Chapman .... special thanks
Rudy Supak .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and language
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96 min
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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/I). Little did they know they would find themselves filming "Beneath The Darkness" 5 years later right in the Austin area.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Chill out people, it's just dumb fun., 22 April 2012
Author: Greenzombidog from United Kingdom

Four high school kids come into some bother when they cross paths with the local Mortician/whack-job. When one of them gets murdered it's up to the others to prove the morticians guilt.

The movie follows a lot of the classic thriller trappings and pitfalls. No one believes the kids story despite the obvious weirdness of the mortician character played brilliantly by Dennis Quaid with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Useless cops neglecting to follow up any evidence and of course the kids parents not listening to anything they say. Despite all this it still manages to entertain. There are some very funny cheesy lines in there some quite tense moments too.

There are some pointless parts like the main teens back story which never really amounts to anything and the fact we never get to see the teachers reaction to one of the bits of story that is eventually revealed (one that if you're paying attention you'll know before any of the characters in the movie do). These small problems aren't really enough to ruin the movie. There are some great moments in there too. Like when you find out what the kids had seen going on through the window as well as Some of the morticians one-liners.

The main cast do a pretty good job, everyone is very capable. Obviously Dennis Quaid stands out. Finally embracing a role that revels in madness. I always thought that a lot of his characters had a kind of wild edge to them and it was great for me in this movie to see him let that edge take over.

The movie looks great and professionally filmed. Sound design is spot on. Technically you can't fault it.

Strangely there seems to be a lot of hate for Beneath the darkness but If you're willingly to let it, this movie can be an enjoyable ride.

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