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Dark Was the Night (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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An evil is unleashed in a small town when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Shields
Ethan Khusidman ...
Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum ...
Creature Performer
Terry Fiore ...
Hunter #1 (as Joseph Pallister)
Charles Parshley ...
Hunter #2 (as Charlie Parshley)
Vincent Carbone ...
Hunter #3
Teacher (as Minerva Perez)


Isolated and threatened, a mysterious force hidden within the trees outside the small town of Maiden Woods, strikes fear in the townspeople as Sheriff Paul Shields attempts to overcome the demons of his past while protecting those that he loves. Written by Anonymous

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Evil's Roots Run Deep


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Based on "The Devil's Footprints" phenomenon that occurred in 19th century England. Mysterious hoof-like footprints appeared in the snow between 8 February and 9 February 1855 in Devon. The prints appeared to pass through walls and over rooftops. It is still considered to be an unsolved mystery. See more »


Susan Shields: It's the Devil.
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24 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

I often watch indie horror/slasher films, but they usually suck. This one, thankfully, did not. They say you have to watch a ton of bad horror films to find a good one. I guess I'll be watching a lot more bad ones to find one to stand up to this one.

The screenwriter actually gave these characters a background and a reason to care about them, rather than letting them only be known for getting chewed up and spit out. The storyline wasn't flooded with action to make you forget the screenwriter(s) didn't put anytime into developing the characters Kevin Durant (Lost, The Strain, I Am Number 4, etc.,) is a good actor. I never saw him as the lead actor before, but I hope they take advantage of his talent. He was believable in the role.

The creature was only fully shown towards the end of the movie. They should've shown it more, because it didn't look stupid. It was actually rather inventive how they made it look.

The storyline was fun. The atmosphere of a small town miles away from anyplace is always a turn on for me, but many horror movies don't do a good job with that. This one did.

I approve of this movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes creature features. It's not Jaws, but what is? One thing I didn't like was the lack of consistency with the monster towards the sheriff as opposed to how it behaved with others. It had no problem attacking people in daylight or night. However, the sheriff came across it a few times, and it played hide-and-seek with him, not killing the guy when it had a clear shot of doing it every time.

I gave this a 7-star rating. Enjoy! I did :)

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