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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

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

Nuclear Blast spend $30,000 on the soundtrack rights to promote their bands. See more »

Goofs

When Pinkerton slams Carnby's head against the ground during their battle in Chinatown, several inches are visible between the actor's head and the floor at the moment of impact. 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

The German DVD release of the Director's Cut has additional gore scenes (e.g. Miles is now brutally killed on screen instead off screen as seen in the theatrical version) and a new martial arts fight scene. The love scene between Christian Slater and Tara Reid has been removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in House of the Dead 2 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Spectacular Crap-fest
28 January 2005 | by rthomp-1See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin. Tara Reid needs to be stopped before she's put in another movie. Stephen Dorff looks like he got his character's motivation from Val Kilmer in "Top Gun". Slater sleepwalks through this dreck. The direction, editing, sound (do we really need a heavy-metal video in the middle of a gunfight?), costumes (bulletproof vests with muscles on them), and hey, there's no discernible plot either. It amazes me that no one attached to the project stopped and said, "hey guys, this just doesn't make any sense, let's start over". Hopefully Slater's career can rebound from this disaster.

Hands down the worst film I've ever seen.


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