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Dark Ride (2006)

A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.

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Craig Singer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Cathy
Patrick Renna ... Bill
David Clayton Rogers ... Steve (as David Rogers)
Alex Solowitz ... Jim
Andrea Bogart ... Jen
Jennifer Tisdale ... Liz (as Jennifer Kelly Tisdale)
Brittney Coyle ... Colleen
Chelsey Coyle ... Samantha
Dave Warden Dave Warden ... Jonah
Jim Cody Williams ... Ticket Taker
Erin Dawson Erin Dawson ... Pretty Hippie
Jack Doner Jack Doner ... Old Man
David Ury ... Attendant #1
Atticus Todd ... Attendant #2
Steven Mattila ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$321,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,875
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Dark ride" is an old term used in the carnival business to describe rides that involve getting in a cart or buggy and traversing a dark, enclosed building designed to have characters or props appear at intervals, designed to surprise or entertain. See more »

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When they pull away from the college to begin their road trip, there is a suitcase left in the street that you can see as the car speeds off. See more »

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[first lines]
Colleen: Looks like it's closed.
Samantha: Don't be such a wimp. The guy's right there.
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Meko
Written by Chris Grace
Performed by Chris Grace
Produced by Chris Grace
Engineered by Joe West
Mastered by Ted Jenson at Sterling Sound
C&P Chris Grace Publishing LLC (BMI)
Eucommia Records
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Just finished seeing all 3 Horrorfest Movies for Friday......
17 November 2006 | by soberdickSee all my reviews

I'd have to say today was extremely disappointing. Reincarnation was all over the place and certainly not on par with other Japanese horror movies. Unrest starts out extremely strong and completely falls apart in the 2nd half of the film. Dark Ride is just plain horrible from beginning to end. To the point that I didn't care who lived or died. The one twist from it you could see coming about 10 minutes into the movie.

Not being vague on purpose just not a big fan of spoiling movies for others. However if you do want details post something here and I'll figure out a way to get them to you. Luckily my local theater had a cool manager who offered to let anyone see all 3 movies if they purchased admission to just 1. So even though I wasn't satisfied, I can't really complain about paying $6 to see 3 movies.

I hope Saturday and Sunday's batch of movies are better or I'm really going to wonder about the state of current independent horror films.


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