5.1/10
3,819
60 user 36 critic

Down a Dark Hall (2018)

Trailer
2:20 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A troubled teen named Kit Gordy is forced to join the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School, just to find herself trapped by dark forces around its mysterious headmistress, Madame Duret.

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writers:

Michael Goldbach (screenplay by) (as Mike Goldbach), Chris Sparling (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
822 ( 231)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Summer of 84 (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery
Mara I (2018)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie.... See full summary »

Director: Clive Tonge
Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway, Javier Botet
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young boy becomes fascinated with the persona of his dead grandmother and is sent to an isolated boarding school for misfits run by a mysterious headmaster and his wife.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Luke Prael, Samantha Mathis, David Aaron Baker
Our House I (2018)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family's house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse.

Director: Anthony Scott Burns
Stars: John Ralston, Thomas Mann, Percy Hynes White
Blood Fest (2018)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying... See full summary »

Director: Owen Egerton
Stars: Robbie Kay, Jacob Batalon, Seychelle Gabriel
Patient Zero I (2018)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After an unprecedented global pandemic turns the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Natalie Dormer, Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci
Bad Samaritan (2018)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director: Dean Devlin
Stars: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon
Hereditary (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.

Director: Quinn Lasher
Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciarán Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

10 years after the death of their son, a divorced couple is suddenly reunited by supernatural events that offer them a chance at forgiveness.

Director: Karen Moncrieff
Stars: Carrie Coon, Lee Pace, Amy Smart
UFO (2018)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

Director: Ryan Eslinger
Stars: Alex Sharp, Gillian Anderson, Ella Purnell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
AnnaSophia Robb ... Katherine 'Kit' Gordy
Uma Thurman ... Madame Duret
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Izzy
Victoria Moroles ... Veronica
Noah Silver ... Jules Duret
Taylor Russell ... Ashley
Rosie Day ... Sierra
Rebecca Front ... Mrs. Olonsky
Jodhi May ... Heather Sinclair
Pip Torrens ... Professor Farley
Kirsty Mitchell ... Ginny Gordy-Dabrowski
Jim Sturgeon ... Dave Dabrowski
David Elliot ... Robert Gordon
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Dr. MacMillan
Julia Stresen-Reuter Ramírez Julia Stresen-Reuter Ramírez ... Young Kit (as Julia Stressen-Reuter)
Edit

Storyline

After the death of her father when she was a child, Kit Gordy has grown up as a troubled teen for disgust of her mother Ginny and her stepfather Dave Dabrowski. Called to the principal's office of her high school and accused of a failed attempt to burn it, Kit is expelled from the high school, but Dr. Heather Sinclair, member of the staff of the Blackwood Boarding School, appears to offer her a place in the next school year. Ginny enlists Kit against her will in a try to correct her daughter, and Kit travels Blackwood, an old, isolated and dark mansion in the middle of a forest outside the city. There she meets her companions: nice Izzy, shy Ashley, reluctant Sierra and borderline Veronica, so troubled teens as her own. In the dinner presentation, Kit and the other girls meet Madame Duret, Blackwood's headmistress, and the rest of the staff: Pr. Farley (maths), Jules Duret (music), Heather Sinclair (arts) and Mrs. Olonsky, Madame Duret's rude right-hand to keep the peace in Blackwood.... Written by Chockys

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, terror and violence, some language including a sexual reference, and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be'ma'amakei ha'misdaron ha'a'fell See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the book Down A Dark Hall by Lois Duncan. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits end the movie returns back to the secret room on fire at the Blackwood Boarding School. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zoe Ball on ...: Sunday 9 (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Could have been so much better
22 August 2018 | by liv303See all my reviews

The premise is intriguing, and you can tell it tried it's darn hardest to be a successful supernatural, suspense drama/thriller, but this film just could not weave together these elements well enough to tell a captivating story. The actors were great, but the writing and character development was lacking. The cinematography and grand setting was beautiful, but was not accompanied by a well written story. The first act had promise, the second was questionable and then the final third just fell flat on its face. By not layering successful elements of supernatural horror in a consistent method, the final act's horror reveal, which should have been thrilling, just look plain weird. I was really looking forward to this movie, but it failed to deliver a decent film despite having all the right ingredients.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 60 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed