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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

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

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2006 (USA) See more »

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Darkroom See more »

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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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Proof I'll watch Reed Diamond in just about anything
6 March 2009 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Reed Diamond plays a man suffering from amnesia who's been in a mental asylum for over a decade after he was found wondering the back roads with blood on his hands. The doctors want to test out an experimental new drug that'll return his lost memories if it works. But when the drugs give him hallucinations of a demon, he chooses to escape instead. While outside he befriends a young boy whose stepfather (Greg Grunberg) mistreats his mother, won't let her near the darkroom in his basement & acts suspicious in general.

While the general 'mystery' of the film is a tad easy to identify way before it's revealed, I found Mr. Diamond's acting to be enthralling enough to keep my attention throughout. (In the interest of full disclosure, I've been a huge fan of his since Homicide and his brief, but extremely pivotal, role in The Shield up through Journeyman & Dollhouse) Not a great film nor a good one, but serviceable enough. Although I did like it better than the previous films that I've seen from Director/writer Michael Hurst (Room 6, Pumkinhead 4, Mansquito)

Eye Candy: one fleeting pair of boobs in a hallucination

My Grade: C-


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