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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:

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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Details

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

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

Tara Reid pronounces "Newfoundland" the way it is spelled ("NewFOUNDland"). The correct pronunciation is "NewFUNDland." Not a minor error if the viewer is Canadian. 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 »


Soundtracks

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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Completely horrible!
27 January 2005 | by sobegreenSee all my reviews

The movie starts out with some scrolling text which takes nearly five minutes. It gives the basic summary of what is going on. This could have easily been done with acting but instead you get a scrolling text effect. Soon after you are bombarded with characters that you learn a little about, keep in mind this is ALL you will learn about them. The plot starts to get off the ground and then crashes through the entire movie. Not only does the plot change, but you might even ask yourself if your watching the same movie. I have never played the video game, but know people who have. From my understanding whether you've played the game or not this movie does not get any better. Save your money unless you like to sleep at the theaters.


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