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Darkness Waits (2020)

Five college students embark on a paranormal investigation of Dead Woman's Hollow Road along the Appalachian Trail. The probe turns deadly when people in their camp begin dying. For those ... See full summary »

Director:

Libby McDermott

Writer:

John Taylor
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Credited cast:
Scott Schiaffo ... Mayor Scruggs
Mel Heflin ... Found footage girl
Conrad Brooks ... Mr. Brooks
Emily Whitcomb ... Jess
David Lee Madison David Lee Madison ... Joe Mason
Antony Sanders Antony Sanders ... Brady
Jim Krut Jim Krut ... Dick Swanson
Jenny Jannetty Jenny Jannetty ... Megan
Libby McDermott Libby McDermott ... Fern
Troy Smith Troy Smith ... Wally
Melanie Leigh Melanie Leigh ... Charlene
Waylon Smith Waylon Smith ... Deputy Buck Rogers
Charles Dawson Charles Dawson ... Ward Hatsley
Bex Etter Bex Etter ... 70's Girl
Kellen Williams Kellen Williams ... Darryl
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Five college students embark on a paranormal investigation of Dead Woman's Hollow Road along the Appalachian Trail. The probe turns deadly when people in their camp begin dying. For those still alive, their only hope for survival is a wet behind the ears Sheriff who must come to terms with the fact that the darkness surrounding his quiet town isn't supernatural, but an evil that's very real.

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Horror

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Exceptionally poor acting, but nice cinematography
15 September 2020 | by spirlinwSee all my reviews

The acting in this film was among the worst I've ever seen. It was almost cartoonishly flat and uninterested, and in fact it was so bad at the beginning that I thought for a second it was one of those "fake documentary" movies where the cast acts as though they're badly reading off a script while filming an in-universe documentary, then showcases their real acting talent in the supposed behind-the-scenes dialogue. But no, apparently it wasn't intentional. Dialogue wasn't great either, but it probably could have worked if the actors weren't as bad.

However, I second the other review praising the cinematography. Nothing fancy but it was well done and a vast improvement over the usual shaking, jerky cams in found footage-related films. Hoping more films in this wheelhouse take this approach going forward.


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English

Release Date:

1 July 2020 (UK) See more »

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Libmatic Films See more »
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