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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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She spent years getting into the mind of a monster... Now he's getting into hers 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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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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Great Canadian horror film.
19 February 2007 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Dr Samantha Goodman(Kate Greenhouse),an attractive psychiatrist in her thirties joins her husband and sister for a weekend at a winter cottage when an unexpected guest arrives.Harlan Pyne(Aidan Devine),a violent sexual offender is convinced that Samantha conducted unethical experiments on him while she was his doctor.With the assistance of his troubled yet eager protégé Harlan forces Samantha and her family to participate in a series of nightmarish games."The Dark Hours" pleasantly surprised me.The script is tight and the violence is pretty brutal and ugly.Aiden Devine's portrayal of Harlan deserves special mention for being wickedly understated and menacing.The cinematography is dark and moody and the finale is surprising and thought-provoking.Give this harrowing film a look.9 out of 10.


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