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Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Brett Beoubay ... EMT
Ashley Braud ... Reporter (voice)

Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... Michael
Rebecca Collins ... Bar patron
Jenn Foreman ... Nancy (as Jennifer Foreman)

Andrea Frankle ... Johanna

Anthony Michael Frederick ... Mover

Derrick Freeman ... Frontman

Pell James ... Penny
Arabella Landrum ... Tanner
Ever Eloise Landrum ... Tanner
Grace LaRocca ... Bar Patron
Michael Patrick Rogers ... Construction Worker (as Michael Rogers)

Johnathon Schaech ... Alex
Andrew Serpas ... Construction Worker
Suzanne Severio ... Nurse
Glen Warner ... Bar Patron
Lucresha Wells ... The Woman
Rhonda Floyd Aguillard ... Patient (uncredited)
Michelle Cullen ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Julie Ann Doan ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
Gustavo I. Ortiz ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Soter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Soter 

Produced by
Alan Amiel .... producer
Stephanie Caleb .... co-producer
Stacy Frankel .... associate producer
Steven A. Frankel .... co-producer
Lauren Ito .... associate producer
Andrew Mann .... executive producer
Christopher Milburn .... executive producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... co-producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Bobby Ranghelov .... producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bobby Tahouri 
Cinematography by
Brown Cooper (director of photography)
Yaron Levy 
Film Editing by
William Yeh 
Production Design by
Robert W. Savina  (as Robert Savina)
Art Direction by
Dallas Montgomery 
Set Decoration by
Cheryle Grace 
Costume Design by
Sandra Algood 
Makeup Department
Budd Bird .... department head hair
Ashley Levy .... makeup department head (as Ashley Walsh)
Kat Percy .... key hair stylist (as Katherine G. Percy)
Production Management
Lauren Ito .... post-production supervisor
Deidre LaCasse .... unit production manager
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bush .... first assistant director: second unit
David Bush .... second second assistant director
Chelsea Donison .... second assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Adam Cambre .... set dresser/leadman
Jonathan Cappel .... set dresser
Destin M. Hebert .... property master
Jodie Jones .... on set dresser
Rose Leiker .... props
Dallas Montgomery .... construction coordinator
Callie Moore .... set dresser
Krystal Tomlin .... art department intern
Perry James Trentacosta .... lead scenic
Emma Verdugo .... set dresser
Stephanie Wittmann .... art department intern
Sound Department
John Blum .... dialogue editor
Peggy Blum .... foley mixer
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Mark Ettel .... re-recording mixer
Jesse Kees .... sound editor
Steve Papagiannis .... supervising sound effects editor
Jon Vogl .... sound supervisor & re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Jeremy Johnson .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Tarn Fox .... visual effects producer
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cook Allender .... still photographer
Jason Augustin .... electrician
Giovanni Bommarito .... grip
Lawles Bourque .... director of photography: Second Unit
Neil Chartier .... first assistant camera
Michael Chateauneuf .... chief lighting technician
Alex Clark .... epk camera operator
Bryan DeLorenzo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephen Early .... first assistant camera
Cody Gautreau .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Everett Grant .... lighting technician
Drew Guillory .... epk cameraman
Drew Langhart .... epk camera operator
Itzik Revach .... video assist
Jacky Revah .... video assist
Joe Sökmen .... electrician
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephen Vicari .... digital loader
Travis Williams .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Dallalio .... wardrobe assistant
Hannah Gates .... costume supervisor
Kizzie Autumn Martin .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Andrew Drazek .... associate editor
Stacey England .... assistant editor
Tarn Fox .... colorist
Joseph Hall .... epk editor
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
Avi Kleinberger .... post production supervisor
Adam Rowe .... assistant colorist
Adam Rowe .... on-line editor
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
Location Management
Lisa Calhoun .... location manager
Alan Crawford .... locations
John A. Metoyer .... location manager
Willard Pennington .... location assistant
Music Department
Charles M. Barsamian .... executive music producer
Laura Katz .... music clearance and licensing
Jeremy Pleasant .... music supervisor
Andy Ross .... music coordinator
Bobby Tahouri .... orchestrator
Bobby Tahouri .... score producer
Jeremy Pleasant .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Reggie Louque .... driver: cast
Other crew
Rhonda Floyd Aguillard .... locations intern
Kareem Audain .... production assistant
Kacie Baxter .... base camp production assistant
Kate Bowen .... post accounting
Jennifer Carriere .... script supervisor
Lela Checco .... production coordinator
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Michelle Cullen .... assistant to director
Sharon Dallalio .... Set Medic
Sylvia Frantom .... production accountant
Amber Gaiennie .... stand-in
Brittni Hayes .... production assistant
Ali Jazayeri .... SVP finance
Carl Lawson .... production assistant
Michael Andrew Mann .... post payroll accountant
Callie Martin .... key set production assistant
Natalie Patterson .... electronic press kit
Stephan Rothman .... post production accountant
Jonathan Wester .... production assistant
Melissa Naccari .... production assistant (uncredited)
Colin Bates .... special thanks
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and bloody images
87 min
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Better entry into the 'After Dark Originals' library., 17 September 2013
Author: waqar khan from Pakistan

Starring an unknown cast, 'Dark Circles' treads familiar grounds, with a family moving away to the rural side of the USA in order to escape the hectic life in the city. From it's chilling 5 minute opening up to its eventual climax, 'Dark Circles' presents itself as a good start to this years run of 'After Dark Originals'. With the aforementioned opening 5 minutes effectively setting the tone for what's to come, I got the feeling that this could very well be a good horror movie.

With a movie like this, and a plot that has been used countless upon countless times it's quite hard to be original and I think the director (first time feature director Paul Soter) decided to sidestep that by just trying to give us as many creepy moments as possible. For the largest part he succeeds by giving us a rundown of the common and not so common tactics to scare us. Loud sounds, a point of view camera, shapes in the distance drawing near, and a very ominous soundtrack consisting of the same 4 tone piano medley all work together to give us the unsettling vibe that is so highly sought after in these types of movies.

What makes a movie great though, is its story.dark-circles-3 And while it sets out promising, with the main leads openly discussing the disturbing things they are witnessing, ultimately it degrades itself by falling back into the old habits of horror. They start to distrust one another (which only serves as a cheap setup to give us some more scary scenes) and the plot moves from one angle to the complete opposite without any clear given reason as to why.

It didn't manage to make me dislike the movie all together, but it took away from the experience I was having up until 50 minutes into its 86 minute total. The final resolve made me think of 'High Tension' a French horror movie which had an ending that totally ruined all that came before it.

While 'Dark Circles' doesn't tread the same grounds as that one, nor did it have as much impact as 'High Tension' had, its ending makes you wonder about the logic that's being used here.

Can a ghost be killed by a knife? Will it come back? What about the people who die over the course of the movie? and what about the marriage that was under huge pressure up until 2 minutes before the end of the movie? Ultimately, 'Dark Circles' is one of those movies that entertains, but doesn't manage to rear its head amongst the better horror movies. Being a virgin in this genre could benefit your experience as a viewer, but as a seasoned vet it's a case of been there, done that.

To summarize: some genuinely creepy scenes, an effective soundtrack, decent acting and a very well shot movie make this one of the better entries into the 'After Dark Originals' library. But that doesn't mean it's great.

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