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Top Customer Reviews
The story is low budget and campy. It goes for the dialogue and laughs. It is light on horror and credible fight scenes with "characters [that] come off a bit superficial." In that regard the film is fun to watch for those who like the cheese.
Guide: F-bomb, sex, girl/girl nudity (Vanessa James, Haley Shannon)
Finally it actually has a pretty good story line but gets corny a lot.
Brigitte Kingsley and Julia Schneider are powerful, sexy and adorable. Landy Cannon and Jay Reso complement each other so well that they seem like they've been friends for years, and their sense of comic timing is impeccable. Andrew Cymek provides a stellar script with the perfect mixture of religious/mystical overtones and science fiction.
This lesser-known movie is a rare gem. It's got a similar feel to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Specifically Season 4 of Buffy where there's a mix of sci-fi and government agency involvement.) If you like occult/witchy themes, old leather-bound tomes from magic bookstores, parallel dimensions, demons, and battle princesses, you will like Dark Rising.
After you've watched this, there are two TV series (The Savage Tales of Summer Vale and Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds) and a feature length sequel (Agency of Vengeance - Dark Rising 2: Summer Strikes Back) all of which I am looking forward to seeing as soon as they make it to the US.
The plot is simple a man goes on a camping trio to try and convince his ex to rekindle their relationship. They take a long some friends for the ride. Then in the best horror tradition things go wrong. First there's a demon and then a demon slayer. Somehow the ex-girlfriend gets turned into a demon, there's fights, gore, cheap special effects, bad acting, a weak plot - the lot really. It manages to tick every B-Movie box quite nicely. There is brief female nudity so be warned.
I can't tell if this is supposed to be a vehicle for Landy Cannon or for Brigitte Kingsley. Cannon's acting is so woeful that he fits the B-Movie theme perfectly. Brigitte Kingsley is both lovely and lethal and her acting isn't the worst by far in this movie.
I'd have to call this a B-Movie guilty pleasure which manages to rise above the norm to be amusing and watchable. Certainly recommended as a late night with a couple of beers movie and a great alternative to the Wraith.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Agency of vengeance: Dark Rising, the sequal is better. But this one is ok. Good amount of cheese, bad acting and sub-par plot line. A fun movie all in all though.Published 4 months ago by Amy brown
Surprisingly very good movie.Special effects on the greatest But still enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by David Usler
A generous comment would be that this movie is worth watching.Published 8 months ago by ML Poundstone
I got this to get free shipping.
It should have been free.
wrestler mentality ...
The plot is lame.
The Battle Ax is lamer. Read more
Canada's answer to Buffy and she is much sexier and the movie was just as fun.Published 14 months ago by Stan