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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:

Julian Richards, David Mitchell (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Fairbrass ... Frazer Truick
Rowena King ... Rachel Morris
Jon Finch ... David Keller
Roger Nott Roger Nott ... Dennis Cox
Dave Duffy ... Carver (as David Duffy)
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ... Salvy
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... McCullen (as Bob Blythe)
William Thomas ... Detective Jarvis
Beth Morris Beth Morris ... Doctor Morgan
Hubert Rees Hubert Rees ... Bill Sawyer
Nicola Branson Nicola Branson ... Becky
Ray Gravell Ray Gravell ... Gypsy Welder
Kim Ryan Kim Ryan ... Gypsy Biker
Andrew Lewis Andrew Lewis ... Gypsy Boy
Rhian Grice Rhian Grice ... Keller's Assistant
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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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Taglines:

The old flesh is dead, long live the new!

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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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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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Evocative and suspense-filled horror.
11 January 2000 | by waleslaSee all my reviews

Horror fans, as well as drama and suspense fans will really appreciate this low budget, yet well thought-out film. Whilst containing references, in tribute, to some of the best movies made, it is still a highly original and intelligent movie, raising questions about paganism and Welsh culture. The ritual scenes are very atmospheric and beautifully shot. There are some great "jump-out-of-your-seat" moments, especially as you really start to become drawn in to this film. Some well-respected and accomplished actors featured, who also help make it more than just another low-budget horror flick. Refreshing and highly recom


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