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Lucy Lawless --everyones favorite warrior princess/Cylon -- plays the alcoholic mother, a victim of abuse, which is quite a different role than we are used to seeing from Lawless; she does it well. Greg Grunberg --Alias's Eric Weiss, and Heroes Matt Parkman, also plays a very good, and different role than he has played in the past. In this movie he is the sadistic husband of Lucy Lawless. The acting is great, the plot isn't the most original, nor all that scary, but is entertaining, and stays interesting throughout its length.
This is a straight to DVD release. As such it doesn't have that high of a budget, you should not be expecting a masterpiece, but this movie does deliver quite a bit. I'm giving this four stars because the actor's performances are great and the concept is intriguing. Fans of Lucy Lawless and Greg Grunberg should have no problems nor regrets buying this DVD.
I don't want to give to much away, but if you enjoyed films like "The Jacket", "The Butterfly Effect" or the directors other movie "Room 6" you should pick this up.
Reed Diamond stars as a man who has been institutionalized for 15 years and has no memory of his life up to that point. He is given a new experimental drug which apparently doesn't work so he escapes, desperate to find his identity.
He befriends a 15 year old boy named Stanley (Shawn Pyfrom) who lives with his mother (an unrecognizable Lucy Lawless) and her brutish husband (Greg Grunberg), who is the boy's stepfather. Grunberg seems to be a camera nut, very protective of his dark room. Stanley enlists Diamond's help in finding out where his stepfather goes at night.
The film has an eerie atmosphere and Diamond and Pyfrom are quite good. There is a frightening monster presence, and overall, THE DARK ROOM is refreshingly different in today's cookie cutter horror films.
The truth is I really liked this flick It has everything that I really enjoy. The main thing is the fact that there were no cheesy effects and they got aot on names to be in the flick that helped the movie and I likes seeing the cop from Heroes play a villain. Now the only drawback is the surprise ending let's face it we live in the era of flicks like the Sixth Sense and Fight Club where we see the shocking twist and when it is not built up we can see it from a mile away. they made one mistake that gave it away but if you're not looking at it as a critic you may miss it. Besides that it was a really good flick and I enjoyed it.
There are also some good features on the DVD for example the making of Featurette that does contain spoilers but they do give you a disclaimer before the DVD starts as well as some deleted scenes that made me wonder why they were cut from the film but they may have hurt the flow of he script.
I have to also mention that this flick was produced by Mind fire Entertainment that I am going to have to give a call about a job when I go out to LA this year.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i just love horror movie and plots they are good to watch, most of the time they are pretty scaryPublished 20 months ago by Mary
Don't waste your time and money on this one. I bought it because I love horror movies and it got 5.7 stars on IMDB.com. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Rich Whitcomb
lots of twist and turns , over all was pretty good
great seeing Lucy lawless just wish the woman she played would not have been so weak
This movie is delightful and entertaining. A murder of the past is inflicted in the mind of a mentally ill patient who is possessed by monstrous images of a "Thor" like... Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by crystalblue_teacher
This is one of those horror movies that tries to scare you based on the, "it could actually happen' premise. The ending makes the movie. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Todd Smith
What the hell is wrong with all the people that gave this piece of cinematic retardation good reviews... It's like a bad student film. Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by A. Cosentino
The Darkroom begins as a monster movie, segues into an Identity-like psychological thriller, and then strives to become the next Sixth Sense. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Michael J. Tresca
I don't want to tell any details and spoil this movie for anyone, so just let me say I found it creepy. Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Lynn L. Staude
The Darkroom is one of those movies that's honestly really *really* bad in every conceivable way, but for some really mysterious reason... Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Bryan