• Released
  • January 6, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
Beneath the Darkness Synopsis
Teenagers discover a terrible secret at the home of a mortician who was once a local hero.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Beneath the Darkness has nada on Don Coscarelli's epic "Phantasm" saga or, for that matter, Norman Bates' clear-eyed if psychotic...
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30

Los Angeles Times

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Yet that deeply strange and agitated performance by Quaid is the only thing that makes the film remotely bearable.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

A teens-in-trouble thriller with barely enough momentum to make it to the end credits. Performances and script are made-for-cable grade.
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30

Variety

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A malformed, would-be horror shocker with a deliriously deranged performance by Dennis Quaid, who unfortunately seems to be the only one...
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30

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Someone involved with Beneath the Darkness has either watched too many horror movies or not enough. There is not an original thought in...
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Overly expository dialogue abounds throughout Martin Guigui's movie, as do questionable filmmaking choices and plenty of stupidly...
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
You anticipate every scene before it happens and figure out every secret before it's revealed.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's sad to see Quaid in sloppily directed (by Martin Guigui) dreck like Beneath the Darkness less than a decade after the performance of...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A dumb thriller starring Dennis Quaid as a weirdo mortician taunted by high school kids into revealing what he did with his wife and her...
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20

Village Voice

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Unfortunately for Quaid, director Martin Guigui's pathetic thriller doesn't even have the pulse-pounding excitement of a second-tier...
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Rated R | For Language and Some Violence