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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.

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writers:

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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Welcome to Blackwood. Where lost girls find their way.


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 »

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Trivia

The movie is based on a book with the same title "Down a Dark Hall" by Lois Duncan. The hit horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) was also adapted from a Lois Duncan novel. See more »

Goofs

Whilst Katherine 'Kit' Gordy argues with Jules Duret the old tape recorder is not moving in the cut away. 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 »

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The Chopwaltz
Written by Arthur de Lulli
Published by Kerrs Music Corp Ltd
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Almost Good
25 August 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The outcast troubled teenager Katherine "Kit" Gordy (AnnaSophia Robb) is invited to study in Blackwood and her mother and stepfather drive her to the old and isolated manor. She is welcomed by the headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) with four other colleagues and forced to develop their talents in mathematics and arts. Soon Kit realizes that supernatural forces are possessing them and increasing their talents. "Down a Dark Hall" is an almost good film with a promising and intriguing beginning. The storyline is good, but the screenplay is flawed after the confused ball in the manor. The performances are not bad, but Uma Thurman has a weird accent and AnnaSophia Robb does not convince as a seventeen year-old teenager despite the good acting. The cinematography is too dark and difficult to see. It is a pity since very few improvements would be necessary to make a great film. My vote is six.

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,707,199
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2.35 : 1
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