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The Dark Hours (2005)

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

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Paul Fox

Writer:

Wil Zmak

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kate Greenhouse ... Dr. Samantha Goodman
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ... Donald Wegman
Jeff Seymour ... Radiologist
David Calderisi ... Dr. Lew Lanigan
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Doctor
Gordon Currie ... David Goodman
Kathryn Haggis Kathryn Haggis ... Waitress
Iris Graham Iris Graham ... Melody
Dov Tiefenbach ... Adrian
Aidan Devine ... Harlan Pyne
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The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend in her cottage with her husband, the writer David Goodman, and her sister Melody. She unexpectedly arrives in the cabin and finds a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. Later, a young man, Adrian, asks for help due to the cold weather and once in the house, he shows a gun and brings his partner, the violent sexual offender and Samantha's former patient Harlan Pyne. Along the night, Harlan forces the family to participate in twisted games, where truths are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A tormented mind can be a destructive force. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror/violence, a scene of self mutilation, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site (Capri Films)

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Head Games See more »

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Budget:

CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After Donald Wegman launches his attack at Doctor Goodman, across the desk, he is bound at his wrists and ankles. As he's carried out in the next shot, his wrists are free. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a series of "voices in your head" type sounds overlapping each other. See more »

Connections

References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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Not a disappointment as I expected
21 December 2005 | by vladimirchoSee all my reviews

I started to watch the movie with the thought to go to sleep in the middle of it. This was about to happened because the first part of the movie is not so "catching", but I don't regret staying awake to watch it.

But, including this, at the end I can say that the first half was better than the second. Once you understand what is happening, you may as well not watch the movie to the end.

The interesting here is more the psychological part, which is mostly at the beginning. Once when you start to think what is really happening, it is not so hard to get 2+2. I can say, after all bad movies, supposed to be horror this year, this was not a disappointment, but however, the movie could've been done much much better. This movie goes far away from the caches, created in this year, but i still think the script was written too fast, instead of making the movie go further and may be even a bit more complicated. It is annoying watching the rest of the movie knowing what is gonna happened, and at the end realizing you were all right, but despite all the bad things I wrote, the movie succeeded keeping me awake and I think that the movie deserves to be watched.


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