Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Incident at Guilt Ridge 2020

- Root of the Problem 2019

- Pit Stop 2019

- The Luring 2019

- The Madness Within 2019

- Klink Klunk Klonk 2020

- Heartbeat 2020

- Cooties 2020

- The Arrangement 2020

- Love Letters from the Dead 2020

- Lake Artifact 2019

- The Never Was 2020

- Eullenia - Persist in the Face of All Obstacles 2018

- The Mad Fox 1962

- No Turning Back 2019

- Stained 2019

- Coven 2020

- The Hospital Bed 2020

- Genevieve 2020

- Inferno of Torture 1969

- Homewrecker 2019

- Elodie 2019

- Battlefield 2025 2020

- Grave Caller 2017

- The Runners 2020

- Awesomely Righteous and Radical 2020

- Deany Bean is Dead 2018

- Why Don't You Just Die! 2018

- Ouija Blood Ritual 2020

- Blood Tide 1982

- The Flower People 2020

- A Drunk Scorpion Will Sting Itself to Death 2020

- Vampire Dad 2020

- The Prince 2019

- Ouija Shark 2020

- The Departure 2020

- Autopilot 2020

- Wrestle-massacre 2018

- We Are the Missing 2020

- Impossible to Imagine 2019

- The Accompanist 2019

- Strange Files - Ring Toss 2020

- Verotika 2019

- Don't Run 2019

- Tainted 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Passion of Darkly Noon

UK / Germany /  Belgium 1995
produced by
Dominic Anciano, Frank Henschke, Jim Beach (executive), Ray Burdis (executive) for Fugitive Features, Alain Keytsman Production, hauskunst Filmproduktions
directed by Philip Ridley
starring Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean, Grace Zabriskie, Lou Myers, Kate Harper, Mel Cobb, Josse De Pauw, Gabriele Binder, Maximilliam Paul, Knut Samel
written by Philip Ridley, music by Nick Bicât

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, the rural South of the USA, a dying man with the weird name Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) - so called because his bible thumping parents (Kate Harper, Mel Cobb) have chosen to name him after a random Bible quote - is dropped onto the porch of Callie's (Ashley Judd) house in the middle of the woods. She nurses him back, and when she learns he has just lost his family, she offers him to live at her place, considering him a son of sorts. He gladly accepts, even though he, brought up according to the writings of the bible, takes his time to take to her free-spirited lifestyle. Plus he starts having erotic feelings for her - unsurprisingly, with her only being a few years (in real life only a few months) his senior and very seductive in nature. And having all of his life been taught to supress his sexuality, he has problems telling an innocent tease from full on seduction - so basically he falls head-over-heels in love with her ... and then her mute husband Clay (Viggo Mortensen) returns from a trip through the woods pretty much out of the blue - the very Clay she has talked about quite so often that Darkly believed him to only exist in her imagination. He tries to keep his calm as they make out pretty much before his very eyes, and he can see them lovemaking from his window - but it gets too much eventually, so he runs off into the woods - and stumbles upon Roxy (Grace Zabriskie), a woman whom he takes an instant liking in because she knows her way around the bible and thus speaks his language - but she plants evil seeds in his mind, convincing Darkly that Callie is a witch as she has many moons ago killed Roxy's husband and bewitched her son Jude to stay with her. So more and more Darkly finds himself torn between the woman who has spurned him and an evil story that falls in line with his beliefs - a state that can only lead to utter disaster ...


Now above might sound a bit like a run-of-the-mill horror thriller, and despite never denying its genre roots, the film plays much more like a really dark fairy tale, thanks to a very moody directorial effort that gives the whole story a magic feel, thanks to its art direction, colour grading and the like, and that really plays with its erotic undercurrents rather than just being full-on like in erotic thrillers popular at the time. Now add to that some absurd and decidedly artistic touches on one hand, a great ensemble cast on the other, and you've got yourself a very special movie that despite being quite unusual is very hard not to love!


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find The Passion of Darkly Noon
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find The Passion of Darkly Noon here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find The Passion of Darkly Noon at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD