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Dark House (2009)

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A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.

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Darin Scott

Writers:

Darin Scott (screenplay), Kerry Douglas Dye (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Walston
Meghan Ory ... Claire
Diane Salinger ... Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Matt Cohen ... Rudy
Shelly Cole ... Lily
Danso Gordon ... Eldon
Ryan Melander ... Bruce
Bevin Prince ... Ariel
Erin Cummings ... Paula
Ian Reed Kesler ... Reed
Meghan Maureen McDonough ... Samantha
Scott Whyte ... Moreton
Angela Gots ... Brunette Woman
Michael Copon ... Greg
Michael Albala ... Harris
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Storyline

A young woman, Claire, who witnessed a massacre as a child goes back to the house in which it happens as part of a troupe of actors auditioning for roles within a haunted house attraction. As both new arrivals and old cast soon begin disappearing one-by-one, Claire is left wondering if the house really hunted or is there a killer amongst them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Death Lives Here. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and brief nudity

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mračna Kuća See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The line "Players, play on" was ad-libbed by Jeffrey Combs. See more »

Goofs

When a bleeding Moreton is dragged down the hall he leaves no blood trail. There's also no blood on the floor where his body fell. See more »

Crazy Credits

No religious artifacts and/or texts were damaged or destroyed during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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The Dark House
Written and Performed by Bryan Ross
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Dare Enter the Dark House (Creepy Laughter)
2 November 2010 | by adam-1894See all my reviews

The infamous Darroh (or something similar that almost sounds like dark) House in which seven foster children where brutally murdered 14 years ago, is being reopened as a horror attraction called Dark House. The owner of this horror bonanza (Waltson) hires six actors from an advanced acting class to scare the audiences. One of them, Claire (played by Megan Ory), witnessed the brutal suicide of the children's tormentor and views this new position as a way to bury the demons of the past.

To assist are brave actors, the house works by an advanced hologram system designed to react to fear and excitement. The system gets possessed by the evil ghost of the foster mother and madness ensues. Soon our main protagonist and her friends realize they are locked in with no escape. To makes matters worse these holograms have the power to do real harm. Will they make it out alive?

Overall I believe this movie grades into solid C (C+ maybe). The hologram idea is a little far-fetched, but it creates an interesting movie, not a terrible scary one. The acting is on cue with this type of movie (Including Jeffery Combs from the infamous Re-Animator) and the ending is a surprise, a rarity these days. If your in for something a little more cheesy then Waxwork, give it a gander.


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