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Dark House (2009)

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A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.

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Darin Scott

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Darin Scott (screenplay), Kerry Douglas Dye (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Walston
Meghan Ory ... Claire
Diane Salinger ... Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Matt Cohen ... Rudy
Shelly Cole ... Lily
Danso Gordon ... Eldon
Ryan Melander ... Bruce
Bevin Prince ... Ariel
Erin Cummings ... Paula
Ian Reed Kesler ... Reed
Meghan Maureen McDonough ... Samantha
Scott Whyte ... Moreton
Angela Gots ... Brunette Woman
Michael Copon ... Greg
Michael Albala ... Harris
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Storyline

A young woman, Claire, who witnessed a massacre as a child goes back to the house in which it happens as part of a troupe of actors auditioning for roles within a haunted house attraction. As both new arrivals and old cast soon begin disappearing one-by-one, Claire is left wondering if the house really hunted or is there a killer amongst them.

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Taglines:

Fear is Not an Illusion See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and brief nudity

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mračna Kuća See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Three girls were used for the scene when the ghost arms grab Meghan Ory by the waist. See more »

Goofs

When a bleeding Moreton is dragged down the hall he leaves no blood trail. There's also no blood on the floor where his body fell. See more »

Crazy Credits

No religious artifacts and/or texts were damaged or destroyed during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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The Dark House
Written and Performed by Bryan Ross
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impressive!!!
8 December 2009 | by princethejaSee all my reviews

Shot in just 18 days, Dark House looks, sounds and feels a lot better than the majority of studio horror films I see in any given year. I have a few minor quibbles (some unnecessarily unflattering / ageing lighting on the young women, plus a padded climax that softens the existing impact of a certain revelation) but overall, I've got to say this movie delivers on every expected level. Those representing Good (Claire) and Evil (Mrs. Darrode) are excellent and the actors deserve all due credit, but the standouts in supporting roles are definitely Combs, Whyte, and Cole. Each of them adds depth and texture to characters that could easily come across cardboard. Combs chews scenery, but he does it with rakish, fun-loving panache; Whyte is encumbered with costume, affectation and accoutrement, but his indisputable spirit shines through; and Cole plays the stereotypical gloomy goth girl with droll wit and intelligence.

If you enjoy old-fashioned haunted house flicks with plenty of snarky humor, unabashed boo-scares, and grand guignol gore, step into Dark House.


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