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Darkness Reigns (2018)

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A film crew is ravaged by a demon, who is hell bent on cashing in on a deal he made with someone on set who was seeking fame and fortune.


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Credited cast:
Zachary Mooren ... Daniel
Linara Washington ... Vanessa
Casper Van Dien ... Casper Van Dien
Peter Mayer Peter Mayer ... Sidney
Ford Fanter ... Aaron
Jennifer Wenger ... Rebecca Long
James Packard ... Jacob Bale
Aerial Nicole ... Amelia Faulkner
Matt Connor Matt Connor ... Gabe Swanson
Vanessa Leinani Vanessa Leinani ... Publicist
Megan Goldthrite Megan Goldthrite ... Amanda / Film Crew Member
Timeka Little Timeka Little ... Demon Girls
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alissa Adair Alissa Adair ... Film Crew Member
Barry Beach Barry Beach ... Film crew member
Adam Boster ... Piano Player


A group of filmmakers shooting a behind-the-scenes documentary in a reportedly haunted hotel are faced with an unfathomable demonic force that possesses and attacks both the crew and the film's star, Casper Van Dien. Will the film's director be able to escape with the paranormal proof he has captured, or will he succumb to the hellish plans of the demon who has surfaced and pay the ultimate price? Written by Wild Eye Releasing

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Release Date:

10 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Defanatus Soul See more »

Filming Locations:

Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

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Filmed on location of the Truman Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri; now, permanently closed. See more »

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Yep, that nine may seem a bit too much...
2 July 2018 | by oscar_ray2_jimenezSee all my reviews

...but I'm rating it accordingly to what it actually is. It's not a nine compared to The Deer Hunter, obviously, but I reckon it's a fair and appropiate note when comparing this decidedly modest film to other cheap-ish B-Z efforts in the horror genre. Just the meta elements and the obvious self-awareness that permeates the whole thing dignifies it enough, in my eyes, to warrant a high rate from me, if only to try and compensate for all the unfair 1s and 2s it's going to get from people who will judge it from its admittedly lackluster cover art without bothering to actually watch the actual film.

Some unexpectedly good and credible performances from certain cast members too, by the way. That caught me and my wife by surprise. I guess we were expecting something so dreadful -we've had a bit too many of those lately, including a couple of high-profile but very overrated productions- that getting instead something actually watchable from a moderately low-standards point of view was kind of a nice and welcome surprise.

Special kudos to Casper Van Dien for getting the joke and agreeing to play along, by the way. We got a couple of good laughs at his expense, but in a good way. That's what B-moviemaking should be about after all, in my humble opinion, and that's what we got here, so, that's were that nine came from in the end. Keep 'em coming.

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