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Dark Ride (2006)

A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.

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Craig Singer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Cathy
Patrick Renna ... Bill
David Clayton Rogers ... Steve (as David Rogers)
Alex Solowitz ... Jim
Andrea Bogart ... Jen
Jennifer Tisdale ... Liz (as Jennifer Kelly Tisdale)
Brittney Coyle ... Colleen
Chelsey Coyle ... Samantha
Dave Warden Dave Warden ... Jonah
Jim Cody Williams ... Ticket Taker
Erin Dawson Erin Dawson ... Pretty Hippie
Jack Doner Jack Doner ... Old Man
David Ury ... Attendant #1
Atticus Todd ... Attendant #2
Steven Mattila Steven Mattila ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa del terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Dark ride" is an old term used in the carnival business to describe rides that involve getting in a cart or buggy and traversing a dark, enclosed building designed to have characters or props appear at intervals, designed to surprise or entertain. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film a number of newspaper headlines are shown including one that reads "Killer Sentenced to Life in Mental Institution." Yet later in the film Jim says that he read an article about the event that said that the killer had died. Bill then reveals that the media had reported that the killer had been killed, and the fact that he was locked up in a mental institution was a secret known only to people involved in the case. See more »

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Colleen: Looks like it's closed.
Samantha: Don't be such a wimp. The guy's right there.
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Missing Summer
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Boring Collection of Clichés
15 November 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1989, in New Jersey, two sisters are killed in a ghost train in the greatest attraction of the Asbury Park, the Dark Ride. The police arrest the serial killer that is sentenced to life in a mental institution; finds fourteen other bodies hidden in the spot and the justice shuts-down the attraction. Fourteen years later, a group of five friends and a hitchhiker decides to visit the amusement park that is offering free lodging in its reopening. Meanwhile, the psychopath escapes from the asylum and while the group is inside the Dark Ride, they are chased and killed by the murderer.

The slasher "Dark Ride" is a boring collection of clichés. Whatever the viewer may expect in a B-movie of the genre, he or she will find in this flick: bad acting, poor screenplay and budget, breasts, screams, the victims splitting from the group and killed one by one, "unexpected" twist etc. In the end, watching this flick is a pure waste of time. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Trem Fantasma" ("Ghost Train")


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