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Dark Fields (2009)

The Rain (original title)
R | | Horror | 25 October 2009 (USA)
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Follows three generations of a curse farming community that turn to human sacrifice to appease an evil that haunts the rain.

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Douglas Schulze

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Kurt Eli Mayry (screenplay), Douglas Schulze (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
David Carradine ... Clive Jonis
Richard Lynch ... Karl Lumis
Dee Wallace ... Jean Applebe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Beorger Jeff Beorger ... The Reverend - 1950
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... The Reverend
Derek Brandon ... Daniel Jonis
David G.B. Brown David G.B. Brown ... Boyfriend
James Howard Carr James Howard Carr ... Ben Wheeler
J.J. Chidiac J.J. Chidiac ... Simon Wheeler
Paula Ciccone Paula Ciccone ... Eleanor Lumis
Peter Coady Peter Coady ... Sheriff
Adam Cooper Adam Cooper ... Dell's Boy
Daniel Cooper Daniel Cooper ... Dell's Boy
Guy Copland Guy Copland ... Dell / Motel Manager
Colin Crenshaw Colin Crenshaw ... Jack Lumis
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A farmer unearths an old top hat on his property and with it an ancient Indian curse that lays waste to all the farmers crops. All of the adults of the farming community are afflicted by a strange sickness that slowly dries them up until they are dust. It is only when the farmer communes with the hat does he find what it is that will save them all. Written by mpi

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The people of Perseverance are dying for a little rain

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, some nudity and language

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Story better than the bite
27 May 2013 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

Set across three generations of inhabitants of the small town of Perseverance, comes a story not done justice by the flimsy direction and wooden acting. This eerie and suspenseful tale about a village haunted and cursed by wickedness contaminating their rain, ends up ringing hollow despite some good cast choices. Rain the purifier becomes the touch of death. The whole event is initiated in the late 1900s, as the village, led by Clive Jonis (played by the ever-charismatic genre old-timer David Carradine) enters into a pact with a devilish shaman. This in turns has bloody repercussions many years in the future as human sacrifices are necessitated by the need for rain.

Inside the story lurks some great potential with a creepy top-hat taking centre stage, while Tiren Jhames as the ominous Mr Saul brings the beast delivering a superb character. However, most screen times is wasted on some truly appalling child acting, who one-by-one spiral the movie into oblivion, leaving just singular moments and short-lived spine-crawling elements. Surprisingly disjointed it also features superior technical qualities depending on specific sub-stories, with acting, lighting and overall feel superior during the turn of the century story thread.

The story also becomes undone by the basic premise, which suggests that longing for life would corrupt the soul to such an extent, that mothers and fathers would willing dispose of their own kin. The concept itself seems so far-flung, thus only underlining the low production qualities, probably forced by budget limitations.


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