Watch: The Dark Hours 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend in her cottage with her husband, the writer David Goodman, and her sister Melody. She unexpectedly arrives in the cabin and finds a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. Later, a young man, Adrian, asks for help due to the cold weather and once in the house, he shows a gun and brings his partner, the violent sexual offender and Samantha’s former patient Harlan Pyne. Along the night, Harlan forces the family to participate in twisted games, where truths are disclosed..
Plot: Dr. Samantha Goodman is a beautiful, young psychiatrist. Burnt out, she drives to the family’s winter cottage to spend time with her husband and sister. A relaxing weekend is jarringly interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives. What follows is an extraordinary night of terror and evil mind games where escape is not an option.
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Finally a REAL horror film
I just saw this film at the FanTasia film festival in Montreal and was blown away by it. I really didn’t expect anything and was more than surprised with the professional quality of it. High praises go to the DP for amazing lightings and colours. The filmmakers were not shy on using efficient camera movements reminiscent of Kubrick’s works. The music was discreet and up to the point, no cheap tricks were used here to scare us with a sudden raise in volume or other easy silly tricks we see way too often in Hollywood movies in recent years. The acting was flawless which is not only a sign of a great scriptwriter but of good direction of actors on behalf of the filmmaker. I have seen some pretty awful dialogue in some horror films which the actors obviously couldn’t say with a straight face, so it’s nice to see some great dialogues in a horror film! But my appreciation didn’t stop with the technical aspects of it. It was a very efficient horror film in the sense that it produced raw emotions for the audience. It doesn’t make us jump up in our seats, but it makes us cringe. This is why i call this a REAL horror film as opposed to an easy-to-do thriller. The ideas were original, the cutting of the scenes led us to think of different possible ways the story could unfold, and kept us interested till the end.
Really this is a MUST SEE film. Being a Canadian film, I do hope they will get good distribution and that the world will be able to see this. This team of filmmakers and actors will go far. Keep their names in mind because I would bet that we’ll be hearing them a lot in the future.
Well done, if slightly overrated, little horror thriller
Some of the comments I’ve read about this movie so far seem to be a little too much on the positive side. While I’m not saying that this isn’t a good film – as usual with obscure films made in countries other than the USA – there’s a fair few people overrating it, when really it’s just another variant on the idea used in Funny Games over a decade ago (which wasn’t even original then), done with less panache and less to say. After a slow first twenty minutes, The Dark Hours finally gets going; and once it does get going, it does indeed become very thrilling, and it’s easy to see why many people enjoyed it for that reason. The idea that the movie draws on mainly is the horror of having your space invaded by a maniac; and the film then dashes this central theme with ideas of immoral acts being justified and the horrors of the truth. The film follows psychiatrist Samantha Goodman as she travels to a small cabin in the woods to stay with her husband and sister. A young man who might be more than his mousy appearance suggests… soon interrupts their stay.
The thing I like most about this film is the isolated ‘cabin in the woods’ setting. Horror classic, The Evil Dead, proved that this setting is a great location for horror; and The Darks Hours is just one of the films to confirm that. The invaders force their innocent victims to partake in a series of macabre and terrifying games – and this too helps to add to the atmosphere that the movie is creating. Much like it did in Funny Games. The Dark Hours is brought to life by a talented cast of unknowns, and director Paul Fox proves his worth by getting good performances out of all of them. Kate Greenhouse takes the lead role and is backed up by the quartet of Aidan Devine, Gordon Currie, Iris Graham and Dov Tiefenbach. The acting here shows how good performances can enhance a script, as The Dark Hours works from a very basic plot that would be lost if the cast want up to the challenge of bring the characters to life. Overall, while you wont catch me describing this film as ‘terrifying’, ‘brilliant’ or even ‘intelligent’, The Dark Hours is definitely worth seeing as it pulls psychological horror together with shocking gore well, and represents a modest success for non-US obscure horror.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min) (USA)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Paul Fox
Writer Wil Zmak
Actors Kate Greenhouse, Bruce McFee, Jeff Seymour
Awards 12 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm