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Within the Darkness

USA 2017
produced by
Luke Daniels for Gentoo Films
directed by Jonathan Zuck
starring Erin Cline, Dave Coyne, Tonya Kay, John C. Bailey, Shanna Forrestall, Jill Redding, Jennifer Osborn, Maxine Carter, Grace Carter, E. Andre Carter, Lena Delbianco, Kaitlyn Jane Dye, Jonathan Zuck, Rick Rohan
story by Cheryl Compton, screenplay by Cheryl Compton, Jonathan Zuck, music by Carlos U. Garza, special makeup effects by Nasreen Alkhateeb

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Austin (Dave Coyne) is a ghost hunter on the verge of his big break ... only he doesn't really believe in ghosts at all but comes across authentic on camera impersonating a paranormal investigator, and he has his camera people Jesse (Tonya Kay) and Bruce (John C. Bailey) and his girlfriend Lucy (Erin Cline), his co-host, make the scenery properly spooky to give him the right aura. But he does think he's onto his big break, as the next time, he and crew and medium Megan (Shanna Forrestall) are to spend a couple of nights in an "actual" haunted house for a TV pilot that, should things go right, will push them all to instant stardom. Thing is, the "haunted" house turns out to be more than just "urban legend" style haunted, and while our gang leave after the first night with footage great beyond their wildest dreams, on the second night, the haunting returns to collect - in droves ...

 

A rather effective haunted house movie that might be based on a by now over-used premise (fake ghosthunters facing real ghosts), but by putting more focus than usual on its well fleshed out characters gives the film an extra level of depth, and well-set shocks, atmospheric filmmaking, and even bits of comedy make this a rather cool genre piece - and the ultimate punchline of the whole thing really catches one by surprise, but pleasantly so.

Totally worth a look!

 

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