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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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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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Dennis Quaid ... Vaughn Ely

Aimee Teegarden ... Abby

Tony Oller ... Travis

Stephen Ford ... Brian (as Stephen Lunsford)

Devon Werkheiser ... Danny

Brett Cullen ... Sgt. Nickerson

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

Wilbur Penn ... Officer Wainright

Amber Bartlett ... Rosemary Ely
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)
Ty Suite ... Civilian (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 Fuller .... on-set dresser (as Victoria Ramirez)
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 .... 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
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
Location Management
Riley Malone .... location manager
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score mixer
Phill Boucher .... composer: additional music
Mason Cooper .... music editor
Mason Cooper .... music supervisor
Jerry Deaton .... additional music
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
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
Alexander Yurchikov .... key set production assistant (as Denis Yurchikov)
Rustam Branaman .... special thanks
Craig Chapman .... special thanks
Rudy Supak .... special thanks

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Rated R for some violence and language
96 min
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Aimee Teagarden is left-handed. You can tell most obviously when she is bowling.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: At 1:27:50... As to survivors walk off, you can see the shadow of the camera following them briefly.See more »
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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Bury this six feet under..., 10 April 2012
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

I was hugely looking forward to "Beneath the Darkness" when it played at the annual Brussels Festival of Fantastic Films during a midnight screening, because I was told – and I eagerly believed – that it was an uncompromising and outrageous horror/thriller that granted Dennis Quaid the opportunity to depict a psychotic and derailed small Texas-town serial killer. Dennis Quaid as a crazed mortician! What avid genre fanatic wouldn't look forward to this? Together with a theater full of enthusiast people, I expected a tremendously high body count, lots of pitch-black humor, perverted undertones and a totally whack Dennis Quaid one-man-show. Things didn't exactly turn out as favorable … I wouldn't go as far to call "Beneath the Darkness" a disastrous film, but it's definitely a bit too ambitious and wannabe intelligent for its own good. Quaid's character Ely Vaughn, the local undertaker who's still highly admired within the community because he used to be a star quarterback in high school, is indeed an utterly disturbed individual but he's not a maniac on a rampage. Quite the contrary, in fact, Ely is a very distinguished person and his dark side only comes to the surface when a couple of school kids decide to sniffle around in his private business. The first five minutes of the film, as well as the final fifteen, are very entertaining and exciting, not coincidentally because these are the only times that Quaid gets to showcase his evil grimaces and madman capacities. Everything in between is just an overlong series of clichéd and derivative situations. Of course nobody believes the teenagers when they're accusing one of the most prominent town members of being a psychopath and obviously the cheerleader beauty will gradually fall for the outsider nerd instead of her cowardly jock boyfriend. And then I'm not even talking about the pointless sub plot of the nerdy kid who still feels responsible for his little sister's death ten years ago and the difficult relationship with his mother. That was completely irrelevant and downright redundant. In spite of being the big star of the picture, Dennis Quaid actually has surprisingly little screen time and – frankly – nearly not enough chances to illustrate the craziness of his character's persona. This is one giant missed opportunity, to say the least.

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