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Cold and Dark (2005)

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When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the ... See full summary »

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Andrew Goth

Writer:

Joanne Reay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Goss ... John Dark
Kevin Howarth ... Mortimer Shade
Matt Lucas ... Dr. Elgin
Carly Turnbull Carly Turnbull ... Albany (as Carly Jane Turnbull)
David Baker David Baker ... Red
Carrie Clarke ... Slik (as Caroline Ball)
Cassandra Bell ... Rachel
Michael Culkin ... Lardeson Dahl
Jake Curran ... Lenny
Steven Elder ... Mabbs
David Gant ... Superintendent Maddox
Hamish Hamilton Hamish Hamilton ... Bollingbroke
Elizabeth Healey ... Specs
Dan van Husen ... Solly Tunkel
Rhys Moosa Rhys Moosa ... Tommy
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Storyline

When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the new situation and together they become vigilantes, judging and killing the bad guys, with Shade sucking their blood with his claw. However, Dark notes that Shade is losing the rest of his humanity and becoming a monster, being aware and afraid of the danger Shade represents to mankind and trying to stop him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

One Man's Journey Into Another Species. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong gruesome violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sheer Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

14 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold & Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

As Tommy is escaping down the stairs, someone wearing a yellow hard-hat becomes briefly visible in the bottom left of the frame. See more »

Quotes

John Dark: When you do the job, right, because of the stress... I can see that you get off on it. I'd imagine that maybe the... you know, that nothing else got you off.
Albany: No. I get off on sex.
John Dark: Really?
Albany: I come at the drop of a head.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits a woman undergoing liposuction is heard talking to a doctor. When the credits end a scene starts wherein the woman discovers something strange is inserted in her belly and that the liposuction is performed by "The Grail" via his hole in the hand. See more »

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Great Film brought down by a flawed ending.
10 April 2006 | by BibbzterSee all my reviews

There was a lot of stuff I really liked in this movie. Quirky characters, excellent cinematography, moody lighting, great camera work and most of the characters did a good and believable performance.

It's not everyday you see that in a low budget movie. I think they did an excellent job in shooting this in a month.

I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with the ending after I had really enjoyed this movie all the way. But I can recommend this for anyone that concider themselves a horror buff.

Great looking women as well.

I wish more movies had the same enthusiasm in the creative process as this one did.

Good Stuff.


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