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From the Dark (2014)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 14 April 2015 (USA)
A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

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Conor McMahon

Writer:

Conor McMahon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Niamh Algar ... Sarah
Stephen Cromwell Stephen Cromwell ... Mark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ged Murray Ged Murray ... The Creature
Gerry O'Brien ... Farmer
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A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

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Taglines:

Pray for dawn.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon from the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

County Offaly, Ireland See more »

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Writer/director Conor McMahon met Ged Murray, who plays the creature, at a party. See more »

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When the Car gets stuck in the Mud toward the beginning of the Movie. Mark gets out of the car, and tells Sarah to drive while he pushes. As she opens the Car Door you can clearly see one of the crew member's reflection holding a Boom Microphone in the Car Door. See more »

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Sarah: Right, THAT'S IT!
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REVENGE
by Loverats
Performed and composed by DOUG SHERIDAN AND RAY HARMAN
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So a couple are driving in the Irish countryside...heard this one before?
18 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Haven't we seen this film before? FROM THE DARK has almost exactly the same set-up as the overrated IN FEAR, in which a young and bickering couple get lost in the Irish countryside and come up against something or somebody nasty. Thankfully, FROM THE DARK has supernatural elements and is thus interesting because of that, and better than IN FEAR, although it's still not a good film.

The problem with these lo-fi movies is that anybody can make them, they're that cheap. Grab a video camera and go out for a drive in your car - you've got a film. Thus, I think the script and direction have to be really special to make films like this work, and they're not that special here. FROM THE DARK feels like it wants to be a found footage type film, with lots of shaky-cam work all the while, but what it is is dull.

The script is the culprit here, failing to garner interest by keeping the foe in the shadows for 90% of the running time, and muddling the scenes when it is in the foreground. The opening scene, which brought to mind BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW, was the best part for me. For most of the time we're stuck with annoying and/or whiny characters that the actors can do nothing with. The last third of the film feels particularly repetitive and uninteresting, a low stakes game where the viewer doesn't really care what happens.


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