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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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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,178,569
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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

This was one of the two films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2005. The other was Wolf Creek (2005). See more »

Goofs

During the taxi chase at the beginning, the cab chasing Edward Carnby has no rear license plate in one shot, but gains one in the next shot. 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 »

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Peace of Mind
Performed by Angelzoom
Music by Bernd Wendlandt
Published by Valicon / EMI / Chili Dog / Universal Publishing / D.A.N. Music Publishing
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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shockingly bad
25 January 2005 | by sire-5See all my reviews

I was honestly surprised by Alone in the Dark. It was so bad, I could hardly believe what I was seeing. There are no characters, just a few stereotypes wandering around and getting killed. The extent of the character development was giving each character a name and an occupation, and that's about it. There was no real plot, and none of the characters seemed to have any motivation. In fact, many action scenes just began on their own, coming from nowhere with a pounding techno track. While I was watching this movie I kept asking "Where is this happening? What's going on?" The acting was high school drama quality, with stiff wooden delivery, as though the actors were reading from cue cards without comprehending their lines. Their trouble delivering lines was made even more obvious by horrible sound design. ADR sounded like it was recorded in an open room. The actors were constantly taking obvious care to hit their marks, looking almost robotic in their movements. So, these listless automatons are whisked through a series of implausible and confusing scenarios, often without even the benefit of transition scenes. They were here, now they're there. This was happening, now that's happening. Random scenes with little rhyme or reason. I had a lot of fun watching it. Definitely not worth nine bucks though.


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