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Deep Dark (2015)

A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams...and become his worst nightmare.

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Michael Medaglia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean McGrath ... Hermann
Anne Sorce Anne Sorce ... Devora
Denise Poirier Denise Poirier ... The Hole (voice)
Tabor Helton Tabor Helton ... Joel
Monica Graves ... Layla
Mary McDonald-Lewis Mary McDonald-Lewis ... Hermann's Mother
John Nielsen ... Uncle Felix
Don Alder Don Alder ... Art Hustler
Simos Kalivas Simos Kalivas ... Mr. Shariff
Juliet Prosser Juliet Prosser ... Gallery Director
Ithica Tell ... Reporter
David Loftus ... Marlon
Adrienne Flagg Adrienne Flagg ... Excited Female Patron
Hank Cartwright Hank Cartwright ... Biohazard Supervisor
Kai Kani Kai Kani ... Biohazard Specialist
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Storyline

Hermann, a failed sculptor, is about to kill himself when he finds a strange, talking hole in the wall. The creature in the hole (Denise Poirier, the voice of ÆON FLUX) has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams, but things go horribly wrong and when the killing starts, Hermann is thrust into the worst nightmare of his life. Deep Dark is a twisted tale warning you to be careful what you wish for, because it just might get you. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

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This is no glory hole

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Polluted Pictures,Vitamin M See more »
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Originally called for the role of Devora, Monica Graves perused the sides at the audition and wished she were auditioning for Layla instead. After seeing her read, writer-director Michael Medaglia asked her to come back and read for Layla - and eventually cast her in the role. See more »

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There's no Wonderland beyond this hole
19 November 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Deep Dark is a movie tethering on the fringe of horror genre, it's like a modern art on some posh gallery that may be confusing because due to its odd nature. It doesn't work like many thriller or horror flicks and takes a bit of time to roll, albeit its short runtime. There's just an intrinsic draw as though something bizarre is popping up yet one can't avert their eyes, and that itself is already a more successful horror than most.

Hermann (Sean McGrath) is an artist who's not particularly gifted. He tries hard to produce art to no avail. At some point his uncle rents him an apartment that doubles as a workshop. What he finds instead is a talking hole which presents him with artistic gift. This premise is so strange, it's almost satirically creepy.

In fact, the movie doesn't remotely have the same mystery feel to it, barely having any scare at all. It may even turn into comedy foray at a couple of instances, as it mocks its own protagonist and his predicament. The desperate artist angle works incredibly well, showing that desperation can give birth to foolishly appealing choices.

Without giving away much, this is one of the movies that relies on the quirky development, Deep Dark can be simplified into part haunting and part stalker theme. It's far from supernatural scares, so those expecting gripping thrill akin to Insidious might not find it here. The movie plays out in a type of fantasy, although it's still bizarre even for folklore premise.

Deep Dark is amalgamation of the weirdest aspects from fantasy and mystery wired together like abstract art. The sheer oddity leaves a strangely interesting aftertaste. It's recommended for those searching for something different, and the short length fits a lazy weekend slumber like a finger, among other things, on a mysterious hole.


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