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Down a Dark Hall (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 17 August 2018 (USA)
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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.

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Rodrigo Cortés

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

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

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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 »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, where some scenes were filmed, was ranked as the city with the best climate in the world in a 1996 scientific study called "Pleasant Weather Ratings" by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University, New York. See more »

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

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The Example of Faltering Acts
25 August 2018 | by matdemonSee all my reviews

This is all you need to know about this movie:

  • First Act shows promise and intrigue, with decent and well-acted characters.
  • The Second Act treads upon questionable ground, straddling somewhere between "Umm, maybe?" and "Umm, No."
  • The Third Act is a complete mess, from start to finish, where the movie tracks off the rails, where the wheels fall off the wagon completely and utterly.


The end leaves you with a firestorm of garbage (literally); a story that was told so poorly; with throwaway characters and plot lines that leave you regretting you stuck around.

The perfect example of work that starts well and finishes terribly, just as so many movies and novels before it. I simply don't think most people understand how to tell a complete story. Usually because most people have a good idea, and start that idea before finishing it, only to try and make up a slapdash ending before they run out of time or simply become bored with their work. There's obviously more to it than that with movies ... but who cares the cause and reason, this one is just more suffering of the same. Terrible.


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