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A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

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Regina
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Maria
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Mark
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Albert Rua
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Carlos
Stephan Enquist ...
Paul
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Villalobos (as Fermi Reixach)
Francesc Pagès ...
Driver Traffic Jam
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Electrician
Paula Fernández ...
Girl 1
Gemma Lozano ...
Girl 2
Xavier Allepuz ...
Boy 1
Joseph Roberts ...
Boy 2
Marc Ferrando ...
Boy 3
Josh Gaeta ...
Boy 4
Mattew Dixon ...
Boy 5
Carlos Castañón ...
Friend 1
Carles Punyet ...
Friend 2
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Librarian
Ferran Lahoz ...
Taxi Driver Regina
Pedro Antonio Segura ...
Patient Traffic Jam
Astrid Fenollar ...
Old Woman 1
Lidia Dorado ...
Old Woman 2
Clara Manguillot ...
Old Woman 3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Martí ...
Man Sleeping on Bus (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jaume Balagueró

Written by

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Jaume Balagueró ... (written by) and
Fernando de Felipe ... (written by)
 
Miguel Tejada-Flores ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Carlos Fernández ... executive producer
Julio Fernández ... producer
Teresa Gefaell ... line producer
Guy J. Louthan ... executive producer
Bea Morillas ... secretary of production
Antonia Nava ... co-executive producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Brian Yuzna ... creative producer / producer

Music by

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Carles Cases

Cinematography by

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Xavi Giménez

Film Editing by

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Luis de la Madrid

Editorial Department

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Félix Bueno ... post-production assistant
José Calderón ... negative cutter
Sean Hubbert ... additional editorial assistant
Bernat Vilaplana ... first assistant editor
Oskar Pérez ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Elena Arnao
Matt Western

Production Design by

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Llorenç Miquel

Set Decoration by

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Deborah Chambers
Sylvia Steinbrecht ... (as Silvia Steinbrecht)

Costume Design by

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Eva Arretxe

Makeup Department

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Alma Casal ... makeup department head
Nieves Martin ... hair stylist
Satur Merino ... hair stylist (as Saturnino Merino)
Brad Wilder ... makeup artist: Anna Paquin

Production Management

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Jake Myers ... executive in charge of production: Dimension Films
Nick Phillips ... executive in charge of production: Dimension films
Carla Pérez de Albéniz ... production manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Luis de la Madrid ... second unit director (credited only as editor)
Anna Rua ... second assistant director
Rita Rubio ... third assistant director
Iñaki Sánchez ... second second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo ... assistant director

Art Department

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Jerome Boyle ... props
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente ... construction coordinator
Paco Escofet ... assistant set decorator
Jordi Huguet ... storyboard artist
Mani Martínez ... set construction assistant (as Mariano Martinez)
José Luis Moya ... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya ... construction manager
Joan Sabaté ... property master
Gustavo Suñer ... props
Antonio Sánchez-Romo ... supervising carpenter
Félix Álvarez ... painter

Sound Department

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Manuel Carrión ... foley artist
Dani Fontrodona ... sound
Manel López ... boom operator / sound editor
Salva Mayolas ... sound
Ferran Mengod ... dialogue editor
Jordi Monrós ... foley recordist
Marc Orts ... re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig ... sound consultant: Dolby

Special Effects by

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Xavi Bastida ... special effects makeup: DDT crew
Spencer Gray ... special effects assistant
Daniel Izar de la Fuente ... special effects technician / special liquid effects assistant
Taller Maravillas ... special effects
David Martí ... special effects
José M. Meneses ... special effects technician: DDT
Amador Rehak ... special effects
Juan Serrano ... special effects technician: DDT SFX

Visual Effects by

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Gloria Bernabeu ... digital compositor
Martin Contel ... CG artist
Jordi Costa ... cg artist
Luis de la Madrid ... visual effects editor
Laura Maynadé ... digital effects coordinator
Quico Noizeux ... scanner/recorder / title graphics
Joan Pardo ... cg artist
Jaume Vilaseca ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Mónica Consuegra ... stunts
Ángel Plana ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luis Ayala ... electrician
Charly Bujedo ... lighting technician
Ferran Calvó ... second assistant camera
Manuel Carballo ... camera trainee
Albert Carreras ... camera operator
Francesc Carreras ... first assistant camera
Oscar Faura ... director of photography: second unit (as Óscar Faura)
Manel Fernández ... lighting technician
Javier González Leonardo ... grip / key grip
Charly Guerrero ... grip
Javier Guerrero ... best boy electrician
Marc Gómez del Moral ... second assistant camera: second unit
Juan Carlos Gómez ... first assistant camera: second unit
Sebastián Hernandis ... underwater camera operator
José Manuel Herrero ... underwater camera operator
José Ángel Manrique ... grip
Kike Martínez ... electrician: dailies
Roger Martínez ... first assistant camera
Diego Moyano ... electrician
Mundo Mulero ... key grip
José Luis Rodríguez ... gaffer
Ramón Sánchez ... Steadicam operator
Manuel Zambrana ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Matt Western ... casting: UK

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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María Engo ... additional wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Elisa Sirvent ... location manager

Other crew

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Eduardo Albaladejo ... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Allan Baker ... story editor
Vicente Canales ... head of sales
Ingrid Fernández de Castro ... production assistant
Mariana Gironella ... script supervisor
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Ms. Paquin
Richard Hyland ... production accountant
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Alberto Marini ... development executive / director's creative assistant
Mary Kay McCoy ... dialogue coach
Manuel Monzón ... development executive (as Manuel Monzón Fueyo)
Helena Moreno Núñez ... development executive
María Parrón ... head of business & legal affairs (as Maria Parrón)
Martin Samper ... making-of / marketing and promotion
Elena Serra ... development executive
Elisa Sirvent ... production assistant
Mark Sonoda ... production executive
Ursi Van der Herten ... assistant: Brian Yuzna
Manel Vicaria ... press and promotion
Matt Western ... director: UK
Alberto Álvarez ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

There's something in this house... Something ancient and dark that remains still, hidden and silent. It can only wait, having been concealed in the shadows for years. In fact, its milieu is darkness. Only in it can it show itself and move. It even takes its name: DARKNESS. It's lived here since someone tried to call it, more than forty years ago. Because this house hides a secret, a terrible past, an inconceivably evil act... Seven children, faceless people, a circle that must be completed. And blood, lots of blood... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Some secrets should never come to light See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Dark (United States)
  • Darkness - Die Macht der Finsternis (Germany)
  • Ciemnosc (Poland)
  • La séptima víctima (Argentina)
  • Tama (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,600,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,163,306, 26 Dec 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $12,241,855

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Jaume Balagueró attempted to recruit actress Natalie Portman to play the part of Regina, which eventually went to Anna Paquin. See more »
Goofs When Paul lines up his colored pencils a crew members hand can be seen with an air nozzle ready to make the pencil roll under the bed. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009). See more »
Quotes Paul: I don't like the dark here, it keeps eating my pencils.
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