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

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Uwe Boll
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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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Evil awakens. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Based on the video game series. See more »

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One of the soldiers checks the pulse of a person lying on the ground, to see if the man is dead, with gloves on. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

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Seven Seconds
Performed by Neneh Cherry and Youssou N'Dour
Written by Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey, Jonathan Sharp and Youssou N'Dour
Published (c) 1994 by Paddy Crusty Ltd., Choise Audio Ltd., EMI Virgin Music Publishing France S.a.r.l.
By courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Courtesy of Sony Music
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You almost feel sorry for the actors
28 January 2005 | by lukin187250See all my reviews

This movie succeeds at being one of the most unique movies you've seen. However this comes from the fact that you can't make heads or tails of this mess. It almost seems as a series of challenges set up to determine whether or not you are willing to walk out of the movie and give up the money you just paid. If you don't want to feel slighted you'll sit through this horrible film and develop a real sense of pity for the actors involved, they've all seen better days, but then you realize they actually got paid quite a bit of money to do this and you'll lose pity for them just like you've already done for the film. I can't go on enough about this horrible movie, its almost something that Ed Wood would have made and in that case it surely would have been his masterpiece.

To start you are forced to sit through an opening dialogue the likes of which you've never seen/heard, this thing has got to be five minutes long. On top of that it is narrated, as to suggest that you the viewer cannot read. Then we meet Mr. Slater and the barrage of terrible lines gets underway, it is as if he is operating solely to get lines on to the movie poster tag line. Soon we meet Stephen Dorff, who I typically enjoy) and he does his best not to drown in this but ultimately he does. Then comes the ultimate insult, Tara Reid playing an intelligent role, oh help us! Tara Reid is not a very talented actress and somehow she continually gets roles in movies, in my opinion though she should stick to movies of the American pie type.

All in all you just may want to see this for yourself when it comes out on video, I know that I got a kick out of it, I mean lets all be honest here, sometimes its comforting to revel in the shortcomings of others.


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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 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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