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We Summon the Darkness (2019)

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Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls' country home for an after-party.


Marc Meyers


Alan Trezza
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Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Daddario ... Alexis
Keean Johnson ... Mark
Maddie Hasson ... Val
Amy Forsyth ... Beverly
Logan Miller ... Kovacs
Austin Swift ... Ivan
Johnny Knoxville ... John Henry Butler
Allison McAtee ... Susan
Tanner Beard ... Sheriff Dembrowski
Erik Athavale ... Religious Freak
Stephanie Moroz ... Female Reporter
Harry Nelken Harry Nelken ... Crusty Cashier
Dennis Scullard ... Desperate Concert Goer


In the hot summer of 1988, against the backdrop of mass hysteria over satanic ritualistic homicides, the leather-clad metalhead, Alexis, and her best friends, Val and Beverly, embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal concert. But, there, a chance encounter with a trio of young hard rockers will pave the way for seduction, deceit, and murder, as nothing is what it appears to be. Now, blood stains the walls of Alexis' secluded mansion in the woods. Who shall live, and who shall die after summoning the darkness? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's going to be one HELL of a party. See more »


Horror | Music | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Much like his character, Logan Miller is a big metal head. See more »


Just after 20 minutes and 30 seconds into the film, a blue LED , likely for Bluetooth, can be seen the from window of the SUV as the female leads get out of the vehicle. See more »


References MacGyver (1985) See more »


Heart And Soul
Written by Carol Decker (as Carol Ann Decker) and Ron Rogers (as Ronald Phillip Rogers)
Performed by T'Pau
Produced by John Swihart
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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Never have I ever heard Cliff Burton mentioned this much
3 November 2019 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

It's the late 80s. Three young, attractive girls head to a rock concert and meet a few seemingly harmless metalheads. After playing a drinking game of "never have I ever ...", the evening doesn't quite go to plan ...

It has elements of Red State and 68 Kill but probably not quite as good as either movie. It is, however, well written and acted and the characters are likeable and interesting, so I found myself enjoying it throughout. It doesn't get too dark; the mood remains tense but hardly nerve-shredding and the gory scenes are in-keeping with the general vibe, ie. it's not gross-out horror.

The ending is perhaps a bit less well-coordinated than the rest of the movie but reasonably decent all the same.

It's a good light-horror popcorn flick with tension and laughs in the right places and will probably prove popular.

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10 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »


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