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Beneath the Dark (2010)

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Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and his girlfriend Adrienne pull off the highway and into a Motel-Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and... See full summary »

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Chad Feehan

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Chad Feehan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Stewart ... Paul / Adrienne's boyfriend
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Adrienne / Paul's girlfriend
Chris Browning ... Frank / Sandy's husband
Angela Featherstone ... Sandy / Frank's wife
Afemo Omilami ... The Man
Trevor Morgan ... Jason
Christopher Gessner Christopher Gessner ... Max
Robert Maxhimer Robert Maxhimer ... Billy
Jeannetta Arnette ... Shirley
Grainger Hines ... Tim
Sandy Martin ... Colleen
Carlease Burke ... Beatrice
Chris Hayes ... Cameraman
Melissa R. Bacelar ... Shawnee (as Melissa Bacelar)
Wade Feehan Wade Feehan ... Pledge
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Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and his girlfriend Adrienne pull off the highway and into a Motel-Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, who force our couple to discover the secret hidden between. Written by Anonymous

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Sins will beget sins. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Originally entitled "Wake" before being renamed to it's current title. See more »

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The actual Roy's Cafe cabins are tiny; certainly not large enough to have a sexy lady in a leather jacket prance through. See more »

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The Man: One in 11 million versus 1 in 5000. I would fly.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Second Skin
Written by Mark Burgess, David Fielding, John Lever and Reginald Smithies
Published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by The Chameleons
Courtesy of Blue Apple Music
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Netflix Movie Review: Beneath the Dark
1 December 2013 | by ptom3See all my reviews

So, this morning I watched the 2010 Chad Feehan as writer / director film, Beneath the Dark. The synopsis sounded good, but I tried it mostly because Jamie-Lynn Sigler beneath(Sopranos, Guys With Kids) was in it. The film also stars, Josh Stewart, who has been in a number of good films and TV shows as well.

Okay. The basic idea is that Paul (Stewart) and Adrienne (Sigler) are headed to a wedding. A guy from Paul's college frat is tying the knot. Growing weary on the way, and a little frisky, Paul runs the vehicle of the road. It's decided they will not push it and land a hotel room for the night.

The Roy Hotel is run by Frank (Chris Browning). He's a step-and-a-half above Anthony Perkins on a creepy-meter, and the hotel is slightly more modern than the Bates Motel. Once tucked away in a room, Adrienne is still frisky (and while there is no nudity, it is quite hot), only Paul has too much on his mind and cannot perform. Frustrated he heads to the connected diner for coffee where he meets a Man (Afemo Omilami) who claims to be the Son of God.

The Man certainly knows a lot about Paul, and Paul's soiled past, and aside from conversation, he tries to have Paul answer some simple questions . . . What Do You Believe In?

I can't forget Frank's wife, Sandy (Angela Featherstone). She is not a happy woman. Sandy stalks the bars looking for company. Isn't hard for her to find what she wants. Not bra-less in a thin white tank-top. She shows up here and there. (And is quite sensual in a barfly kind of way). Seems her sole (or soul) purpose is to torment the loser-ness of her husband.

There is always homemade cherry pie and fresh coffee. There is a jukebox–while outdated with its selection–that is always ready to play.

Beneath the Dark is nothing new. Sadly, I knew the end of the story at the very beginning of the movie. There have been a flood of "identical" big-screen and direct to DVD films with the same ending over the last four years. I could name them. But if you see one — then I have ruined the ending for the rest. I hate that. Hate it. Because the story was as solid as the acting. Both I enjoyed. The dialogue was crisp enough. The filming was simple but effective.

If I were to assume you saw none of the other films with the same ending — then this is an excellent movie. If not, then this is a mediocre film. Since the Beneath the Dark is from 2010 — and we are on the cusp of 2014, I am going to assume the ladder and for that, give the movie 5 out of 10 Stars.

Zombie Author Phillip Tomasso

http://www.philliptomasso.com


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13 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Kindling See more »

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