2.3/10
39,497
528 user 151 critic

Alone in the Dark (2005)

Trailer
1:19 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Director:

Bottom Rated Movies #50 | 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard
BloodRayne (2005)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez
Far Cry (2008)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Til Schweiger, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Natalia Avelon
Postal (2007)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Count Dracula terrorizes the crew of a spaceship.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Erika Eleniak, Coolio
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel, Mitch Eakins
Action | Fantasy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Rayne, the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to stop the vampired Billy the Kid and his posse of vampire cowboys.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Natassia Malthe, Zack Ward, Michael Paré
Alone in the Dark II (Video 2008)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

When the night falls, and the creatures of the dark are crawling out of the shadows, there is only one man who stands between us and evil: Edward Carnby.

Directors: Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer
Stars: Rick Yune, Rachel Specter, Lance Henriksen
House of the Dead 2 (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.

Director: Michael Hurst
Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ed Quinn, Sticky Fingaz
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A secret agent is called out of retirement to save the world from an evil genius.

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker
Edit

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
Edit

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alone in the Dark - Sozinhos no Escuro  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$5,178,569
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Unrated Director's Cut) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

| | | (DVD release)| (DVD release)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Uwe Boll wanted Christian Bale and Jessica Alba for the leads. See more »

Goofs

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...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Far Cry (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Synthetic Generation
Performed by Deathstars
Words by Andreas Bergh
Music by Emil Nödtveidt
Published by Universal Publishing AB
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How NOT to direct a film.
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Can it ever be said that there are some movies that have no redeeming features whatsoever? Answer: Yes, and this is one of them. After helming the appalling 'House of the Dead' director Uwe Boll has now cast his less-than-talented eye towards yet another video game adaptation. Don't these guys get it? To anyone who can't understand, here it is in block capitals for you: VIDEO GAMES DO NOT MAKE FOR GOOD MOVIES! The acting here is, at best, sub-standard. The set design and special effects are poor. Unlike the video game (which did have its scary moments) the movie has no atmosphere of impending doom, no sense of danger or menace. Pacing and plotting is confused and the paper that the script is printed on would have been better used as toilet paper. The main culprit is the director. Uwe Boll uses the camera with the grace and skill of a monkey using a paintbrush. Hackneyed zooms, swoops and pans are spliced into the whole dreary affair at unpredictable moments leaving the audience disorientated and bored. Why this guy was ever let near a movie set in the first place must stand as one of modern cinemas greatest secrets. Avoid at all costs.


340 of 447 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 528 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial