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Beneath the Darkness (2011)

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After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

Director:

Martin Guigui

Writer:

Bruce Wilkinson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Vaughn Ely
Aimee Teegarden ... Abby
Tony Oller ... Travis
Stephen Ford ... Brian (as Stephen Lunsford)
Devon Werkheiser ... Danny
Brett Cullen ... Sgt. Nickerson
Dahlia Waingort ... Sylvia Moore
Conrad Gonzales Conrad Gonzales ... Officer Alvarez
Wilbur Penn ... Officer Wainright
Amber Bartlett ... Rosemary Ely
Sydney Barrosse Sydney Barrosse ... Carolyn
David Christopher ... Sovic
Gabriel Folse ... Russell
Melody Chase ... Elaine
Cameron Banfield Cameron Banfield ... Collin
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Storyline

In Smithville, Texas, the teenagers Brian, Abby, Travis and Danny are classmates of the Smithville High School and best friends. One day, they are reading Macbeth for a class and they decide to investigate the rumors that the house of the mortician Ely Vaughn is haunted by ghosts. They see shadows in the upper window and they break in the house to see what is happening and they see a corpse lying on the bed; however, they are surprised by Ely that kills Danny, pushing him to fall off the staircase. Nobody believes in the teenagers since Ely is a respectable citizen, but Travis and Abby decide to prove that the undertaker is a psychopath. Will they be successful in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Now I lay you down to sleep. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Além da Escuridão See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,000,000, 31 December 2012
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Wilkinson (the writer) first met Director Martin Guigui in Austin, Texas at the Austin Film Featival back in 2005 at a screening of Guigui's Swing (2003). Little did they know they would find themselves filming "Beneath The Darkness" 5 years later right in the Austin area. See more »

Goofs

When Travis comes out of the school toward the beginning of the movie, and talks to the coach, there is fog all in the background around the bleachers. This goes from foggy, to clear to foggy, in between shots. See more »

Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadow Never Changes
Written By Aaron Moreland,Dustin Arbuckle (as Moreland & Arbuckle)
(p) & © 2011 Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Very very average
5 April 2013 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

A horror/thriller starring Dennis Quaid looked a decent prospect on paper however from the start it was pretty clear this would be no masterpiece. It reminded me quite a bit of Disturbia but this was nowhere near as good or well acted as that film.

Dennis Quaid is a decent actor but unfortunately this is not one of his best efforts and I found him way over the top and unbelievable in this role. The supporting cast are no more than adequate at best.

There are a few tense moments but the plot jumps all over the place and so these moments are not enough to sustain interest throughout the film.

This film may appeal to younger teenagers but older viewers will have seen this all before and done far better. Overall this is a disappointing and distinctly unmemorable film.


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