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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edward Carnby
... Aline Cedrac
... Cmdr. Richard Burke
... Sam Fischer
... Prof. Lionel Hudgens
... Agent Miles
... Captain Chernick (as Mark Atcheson)
... John Dillon
... Sister Clara
Craig Bruhnanski ... 80's Sheriff (as Craig Brunanski)
... Deputy Adams
Dustyn Arthurs ... Young Edward
... Krash
... 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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Evil awakens. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alone in the Dark - Sozinhos no Escuro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,834,421, 30 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,178,569
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(Unrated Director's Cut) | (edited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the two films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2005, along with Wolf Creek (2005). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, a camera is reflected in the door of Carnby's taxi. See more »

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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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Connections

Followed by Alone in the Dark II (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghost
Performed by Mnemic
Music & Words by Bogballe / Eftemie / Stigart / Larsen / Rasmussen
Published by Prophecies Publishing
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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I knew we were in trouble with this one
29 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The minute the forward started, I knew we were in for trouble! The premise is laughable at best. The story line was even worse, if that is possible.

The acting was stiff and the actors gave off a sense of inexperience. You expect more from the likes of Slater, Reid and Dorff. Lines were delivered as if from a robot. And I'm sorry, I like Reid but she was VERY unbelievable as an archaeologist. Slater and Dorff picked a lousy film to try and stage their comebacks.

The continuity was off through out the entire film. The creatures weren't bad, but they really weren't good either.

Bottom line, I want that ninety minutes of my life back. They can keep the money, but give me the time! What a waste.


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