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Alone in the Dark (2005)

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A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

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Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Edward Carnby
Tara Reid ... Aline Cedrac
Stephen Dorff ... Cmdr. Richard Burke
Frank C. Turner ... Sam Fischer
Matthew Walker ... Prof. Lionel Hudgens
Will Sanderson ... Agent Miles
Mark Acheson ... Captain Chernick (as Mark Atcheson)
Darren Shahlavi ... John Dillon
Karin Konoval ... Sister Clara
Craig Bruhnanski Craig Bruhnanski ... 80's Sheriff (as Craig Brunanski)
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Deputy Adams
Dustyn Arthurs Dustyn Arthurs ... Young Edward
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Krash
Ed Anders ... James Pinkerton
Brad Turner ... Beat Cop
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Storyline

Edward Carnby, detective of the paranormal, unexplained and supernatural, investigates a mystery (the recent death of a friend) with clues leading to "Shadow Island" that brings him face to face with bizarre horrors that prove both psychologically disturbing and lethal, as he discovers that evil demons worshiped by an ancient culture called the Abskani are planning on coming back to life in the 21st century to once again take over the world... and only he and a young genius anthropologist with an incredible memory (and his ex-girlfriend), Aline Cedrac, stand in their way, at a gateway to hell. Standing in Carnby's way, however, is the impact that a brief encounter with an evil spirit called the Queen had upon his mind, as he slowly finds himself overpowered by the forces of darkness as they eat away at his very sanity... Written by Me

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Can mankind defeat the army of darkness unleashed by an ancient evil cult? See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone in the Dark - Sozinhos no Escuro See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,834,421, 30 January 2005

Gross USA:

$5,178,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,693,645
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Runtime:

(Unrated Director's Cut) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-ES (DVD release)| Dolby Digital EX (DVD release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song that can be heard during the shooting sequence is "Ghost" by Mnemic. See more »

Goofs

After Carnby's cab is slammed into the wall and the villain backs up to ram the cab again, the camera shot shows the villain "throwing" the car into reverse. The car should already be in reverse, and should be shifted into drive to ram the other taxi. See more »

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[first lines]
Prof. Lionel Hudgens: [narrating] In 1967, mine workers discovered the first remnants of a long lost Native American civilization - The Abkani. The Abkani believed that there are two worlds on this planet, a world of light and a world of darkness. 10,000 years ago the Abkani opened a gate between these worlds. Before they could close it, something evil slipped through. The Abkani mysteriously vanished from the Earth. Only a few artifacts remained, hidden in the world's most remote places. These artifacts...
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Alternate Versions

As with House of the Dead, the aspect ratio was changed from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1 for the American market. See more »

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Featured in Cinematic Excrement: Alone in the Dark (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Wish I Had an Angel
Performed by Nightwish
Music & Words by Tuomas Holopainen
Published by Hanseatic / Warner Chappell
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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A better title would have been, "Alone int the Theatre"
28 January 2005 | by bizantineSee all my reviews

Obviously a lot of talented behind the scenes crew members worked on this movie, so don't even look at the credits at the end, you'll only hold it against them. Nobody seemed interested in seeing this movie, only 3 were in the theater; two passed out after 10 minutes, and they were the lucky ones. The 'monsters' were the unemployed worm from Star Trek 2, The Wrath of Khan, and rejected designs for the space creatures in Alien. The creators of the movie obviously didn't want to overshadow the third rate movie monsters, so they hired forth rate actors who apparently didn't get to memorize their lines, or in some cases learn to pronounce the words before filming began. Some scenes are incredibly inept in conveying just what is supposed to be happening, if anything is. If you are unfortunate enough to be in a theater where this movie is showing, and you don't pass out, you'll laugh at what are supposed to be frightening or suspenseful moments of the film. The implausibility of several scenes will just stun you, and Stephen Dorff's regular spewing of the 'Queen Mary of curse words' conveys the feeling of anyone who pays to see this. If you must see this movie, do yourself a favor and wait until it's in the bargain bin at the video store. If there's any justice in the film industry, one of the main actors will be there to rent it to you.


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