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Dark Was the Night (2014)

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An evil is unleashed in a small town when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods.

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Jack Heller

Writer:

Tyler Hisel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Paul Shields
Lukas Haas ... Donny Saunders
Bianca Kajlich ... Susan Shields
Nick Damici ... Earl
Heath Freeman ... Jim
Ethan Khusidman ... Adam Shields
Sabina Gadecki ... Clair
Steve Agee ... Foreman
Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum ... Creature Performer
Billy Paterson ... Ron
Terry Fiore Terry Fiore ... Father
Joe Pallister ... Hunter #1 (as Joseph Pallister)
Charles Parshley Charles Parshley ... Hunter #2 (as Charlie Parshley)
Vincent Carbone Vincent Carbone ... Hunter #3
Minerva Scelza ... Teacher (as Minerva Perez)
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Isolated and threatened, a mysterious force hidden within the trees outside the small town of Maiden Woods, strikes fear in the townspeople as Sheriff Paul Shields attempts to overcome the demons of his past while protecting those that he loves. Written by Anonymous

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Evil's Roots Run Deep

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trees See more »

Filming Locations:

Southampton, New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Based on "The Devil's Footprints" phenomenon that occurred in 19th century England. Mysterious hoof-like footprints appeared in the snow between 8 February and 9 February 1855 in Devon. The prints appeared to pass through walls and over rooftops. It is still considered to be an unsolved mystery. See more »

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Donny Saunders: I feel I was sent to protect someone.
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Very cool title for a good monster movie
25 July 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Yeah, I went to go see the movie because it has a cool sounding title.

Overall, it was a good monster movie about a small town being hunted by a mystical creature the sheriff is discovering is real. The whole layout of the movie of was quite interesting. I like how they explained how the myth became real and why it's never been seen before.

Ironically, one of things I dislike about the flick is the amount of talking done in the film. Sometimes I felt in their effort to use the conceal the monster bit, they manage to conceal the fright of the monster. I was not scared, I did not jump so if at any point that was their content, if failed.

Lead actor, Kevin Durand got to show his acting chops in the movie as a Sheriff grieving over the lost of a son, but this seemed like a large focus in what should have been a sub-plot. it's not as cleaver as when it was done in From Dust till Dawn, which also had two distinguishably different but equal plots. All it really did was take away from the primary goal of the picture. It's good for Durand cause his performance was great but help the picture it did not.

The monster that they did create for this movie was well played out both in story and in visual effects, it does not disappoint at all.

Dark was the night gets some brownie points for the title alone. It was a fun quiet movie that moved slowly towards an awesome built up that pays off, but gets sidetrack when it tries to be more than a monster flick. Worth checking out.


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