21 user 3 critic

Darkened Room (2002)

John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.


David Lynch


David Lynch

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Absurda (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A journey into absurdity.

Director: David Lynch
Boat (Video 2007)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A journey into night.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: David Lynch, Emily Stofle
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A short film about the events following a murder.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jeff Alperi, Michele Carlyle, Stan Lothridge
Documentary | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jeffe Alperi, Robert Chadwick, Catherine E. Coulson
DumbLand (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors.

Stars: David Lynch
Rabbits (2002)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Man approaches a Women in a field.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Fisk, Peggy Lynch
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A nameless woman (Marion Cotillard) enters her Shanghai hotel room to find a vintage record playing and a blue Dior purse that seems to come from nowhere. The security guards that search ... See full summary »

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Gong Tao, Emily Stofle
The Alphabet (1968)
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Peggy Lynch
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The performer of Twin Peaks theme Julee Cruise's experimental concert film, which opens with a short intro where a man breaks up with his girl over the phone, which devastates her. The concert is set in her nightmarish subconscious mind.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Julee Cruise
The Amputee (1974)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch


Credited cast:
Jordan Ladd ... Girl #1
Etsuko Shikata Etsuko Shikata ... Herself
Cerina Vincent ... Girl #2


John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis









Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otaghe Tarik See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Davidlynch.com See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Follows Rabbits (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lynch doing Lynch and not getting anywhere...
5 August 2006 | by David_MoranSee all my reviews

Just saw "darkend room" and was very disappointed. Like other users here, i'm a huge lynch fan but this film really ISN'T it!

It's strange, right. it contains lynchian themes like a blond and brunette, a dark mysterious event taking place but we don't know what it is, great moody soundtrack, and of course hints that hide in the picture and all you have to do is to clinch them together to get the complete picture.

However, this movie, although containing all these ingredients, is a disappointment not only to lynch fans, but anyone who likes short and artistic films. I sense that lynch himself maybe was surprised with the result, but there was little he could do to fix it. the camera work is not interesting at all and the entire situation looks as if lynch and the actresses are actually rehearsing a scene to be filmed later to the real film. many student films, good and bad, are shot like that, and it seems that lynch, doing the camera work himself, was trying to learn along the way the benefits of using DV instead of 35 mm film.

Unfortunately, all I have to say is that you should'nt play with your audience. learn the technique first and then make the film, don't do it at the same time.

The interesting point in the film is that it might be connected, thematicaly, to another short film called "Rabbits". just a few days ago I read this great theory that the mystery in rabbits might be connected to the scene depicted in darkend room. for those who seen rabbits and try to understand what is it about, this is an intriguing idea.

But to those who didn't see rabbits and don't what i'm talking about, "Darkend room" is a short film that is unimportant and not really interesting. it's like someone else tried to follow the footsteps of the master lynch, but failed to do so. Lynch doing Lynch and not getting anywhere...

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed