"The Darkness" (2004) Heard of it?

Petros

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The Darkness (Anna Paquin; filmed in 2001, release pending) is a movie that I downloaded completely by accident. Usually, I delete these from my hard drive, full of wrath that I had been duped into thinking it was something else. But it gripped my attention fron the first ten seconds and wouldn't let go.

After watching it, I deem it the most terrifying movie I've seen. Ever.

It has the mess-with-your-psyche, disturbing qualities of "The Ring", but without any of the cheesiness that nearly spoiled that film. The characters are acted realistically and lifelike, which makes you worry for their well-being--putting yourself in their shoes that much more. The music, story, and effects have all been done before, but never with the surgical precision and sweat-inducing eye for detail cranked to such intimidating proportions.

Why have I never heard of this movie? And has anyone else here? Am I alone? There seems to be almost no information on it, and yet it has the production value of a major summer blockbuster. If you ever get a chance to see it, by any means possible, do so.
 

Teddy

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How do you download a movie by accident exactly?! ;)

Will take your advice and look out for this one...i've heard a few good things about it.
 

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Teddy said:
How do you download a movie by accident exactly?! ;)
well might be possible if one was looking for songs by the band of the same name and didn't check file extentions? ... maybe? .. :p
 

Petros

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To tell the truth (and I promise I'm not advocating warez here) I was after "Elf" ;)

Speaking of the band, bring back the hair bands! I want the 80s again!
 

Howling Wolf

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Unwonted said:
To tell the truth (and I promise I'm not advocating warez here) I was after "Elf" ;)

Speaking of the band, bring back the hair bands! I want the 80s again!
Elf ? Ronnie James Dio's band in the 70's ? I have 3 lp of them, looking for the 4th one ;)
 

Xie

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oh .. show is about an alien called "alf" that likes to eat cats :p

* Edit * - been so long I had forgot the correct spelling was w/ an "a" not a "e"

but then I remembered the movie "elf" ;)
 

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Geffy

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Unwonted said:
The Darkness (Anna Paquin; filmed in 2001, release pending) is a movie that I downloaded completely by accident.
*ahem* we dont "download" movies here ;)

Unwonted said:
It has the mess-with-your-psyche, disturbing qualities of "The Ring", but without any of the cheesiness that nearly spoiled that film.
"The Ring" or the proper version "Ring" along with "Ring 0" and "Ring 2" cause the proper versions really sorta screwed with my head
 

falconguard

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if you accidentaly download, is that kind of like an accidental suicide?
"no really, I had the intention of killing myself, just not at this moment." :D
 

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