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Darklands (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 9 May 1998 (Philippines)
A newspaper reporter is lured into a mire of pagan rituals and human sacrifice.

Director:

Julian Richards

Writers:

David Mitchell (additional dialogue), David Mitchell | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Fairbrass ... Frazer Truick
Jon Finch ... David Keller
Rowena King ... Rachel Morris
Roger Nott Roger Nott ... Dennis Cox
Dave Duffy ... Carver (as David Duffy)
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ... Salvy
Ray Gravell Ray Gravell ... Bearded Gypsey
Kim Ryan Kim Ryan ... Scared Gypsey
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... McCullen (as Bob Blythe)
Nicola Branson Nicola Branson ... Becky
Hubert Rees Hubert Rees ... Bill Sawyer
Philip Babot Philip Babot ... Chainsaw
Morega Polser Morega Polser ... May Queen
Ian Deveraux Ian Deveraux ... Green Man
William Thomas ... Detective Jarvis
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Storyline

Darklands follows journalist Frazer Truick as he investigates the mysterious death of the brother of trainee journalist Rachel Morris. Delving deeper, Truick becomes convinced that the tragedy was murder, committed by a bizarre religious cult. But as the evidence unfolds, things take on a more sinister and potentially lethal significance for the reporter, as he becomes embroiled in devil worship, witchcraft and ultimately human sacrifice! Written by Julian Richards

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The old flesh is dead, long live the new!

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1998 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Messiah See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut is several minutes shorter than the original release. See more »

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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Blind Leading the Blind
Performed by Toffeeworld
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shallow , trendy dreck
30 July 1999 | by ackySee all my reviews

Despite all of the feverish accolades on the box, I found this to be a conventional and dull film. The few scenes of the pagan ritual might be disturbing were there not some sub-portishead music playing on the soundtrack the entire time.The scenes of the gypsys living outside the power plant were grimy and creepy. I was very annoyed by the fact that this film compared itself to the great "The Wicker man." while that film was an attack on Christianity and organized religion, this film seems to just be about how bad and evil the religous cult is which I found kind of silly and reactionary.


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