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The Darkroom (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror , Mystery , Thriller | 2006 (USA)
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A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.

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Michael Hurst

Writers:

Michael Hurst (as Mike Hurst), Mark A. Altman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Pyfrom ... Stanley
Reed Diamond ... The Man
Greg Grunberg ... Bob
Lucy Lawless ... Cheryl
Erin Foster ... Kimberly
Jesse James ... J-Dawg
Kyle Swann ... Kid #2
Ellie Cornell ... Dr. Allen
Damian Young ... Dr. Freeman
Melissa Marsala ... Kristy
Richard Riehle ... Emilio
Cristin Michele ... Janet (as Cristin Michelle)
Julian Berlin ... Loretta
Chris Ellis ... Jackson
David Reynolds David Reynolds ... Shaven Headed Patient
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A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darkroom See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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In the scene where the police car chases the guy and the boy, you can see the front right light hanging off. In the next shot, it's back in the front of the car. See more »

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Stanley gets hit in the face and there's a shot of him lying on the ground with a bloody eye. Then moments later, they show him again, but it's the other eye that's bloody. See more »

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References Evita (1996) See more »

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Good idea, poorly executed
10 March 2007 | by paulswmSee all my reviews

The story idea is excellent. Unfortunately, the execution lets it down.

The movie lacks pace, for one thing. It should be an exciting ride, but it is slow and more than a little boring.

I think the problem's mainly in the screenplay and editing. There aren't enough obstacles and reversals to ratchet up suspense, and there are scenes which don't really move the story along very effectively.

The producers should have seen this in the screenplay and insisted upon a major rewrite. Unfortunately, when the producer is also the writer and the director, this evidently ain't gonna happen.

Much of the acting seems kind of flat, and that is down to the director - all the actors have been quite competent in other projects.

It's a shame, because with better writing, editing and direction, this could have been a really good thriller.


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