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Dark Encounter (2019)

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8 y.o. Maisie went missing in 1982 and a memorial is held a year later. That evening, strange lights, sounds etc. are observed in the woods outside. Aliens.


Carl Strathie


Carl Strathie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Fraser ... Olivia Anderson
Mel Raido ... Ray Anderson
Sid Phoenix ... Billy Anderson
Grant Masters ... Kenneth Burroughs
Spike White ... Noah Anderson
Alice Lowe ... Arlene Burroughs
Nicholas Pinnock ... Sheriff Reese Jordan
Vincent Regan ... Morgan Anderson
Bridget Doherty Bridget Doherty ... Maisie Anderson
Sean Knopp ... Deputy Miles
Kate Coogan Kate Coogan ... Deputy Doyle
Charlette Kilby ... Weather Reporter
Simon Bond Simon Bond ... Male TV Anchor
Sarah Winter Sarah Winter ... Jeanette Bradey (TV voice)
Anne Wittman ... Headmistress (TV voice)


A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.

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Shares many of the same elements with Poltergeist (monkey with cymbals, static on TV, toy train, the orbs of light) See more »

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I Fell Asleep After 20 Minutes
11 January 2020 | by scottmatheson58See all my reviews

Someone else reviewing this film mentioned how annoying the characters are and I couldn't agree more. In fact I may have sought out sleep just to escape from the unpleasant atmosphere created by the bickering family. The father seems to hate everyone in his family (especially the son) as much or more than they all hate him and yet when he seizes on the idea of getting the heck out of there for awhile to investigate what "the Matheson boys are up to" suddenly everybody wants to go with him so all the men grumpily pile into his truck and head off into the woods to carry on yelling at at each other where they encounter some weird looking lights floating through the trees. One of them (the sheriff?? I kept dozing off) seems to become particularly upset by the pretty lights and does some moaning and mumbling and goes into a kind of semi coma or trance or something? I don't know what it was but I could certainly relate, what with struggling with my own bid for consciousness while under the dull spell of this big fat dancing turkey...I'm giving it a 4 because in fairness had I been able to cling to consciousness for a longer period, who knows? I might have become vaguely interested in this thing...although frankly, I doubt it. Also I think 4 is a more sensible score than the ridiculous 10s and 1s many of the reviewers have been giving this film. These are silly scores that are meaningless.

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24 October 2019 (Kuwait) See more »

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