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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walston
... Claire
... Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
... Rudy
... Lily
... Eldon
... Bruce
... Ariel
... Paula
... Reed
... Samantha
... Moreton
... Brunette Woman
... Greg
... Harris
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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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Death Lives Here. See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Mračna Kuća  »

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The rope Diane Salinger uses to beat the children was made out of foam. 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 »

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

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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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The Dark House
Written and Performed by Bryan Ross
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impressive!!!
8 December 2009 | by See 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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