Alone in the Dark (2005)



Critic Consensus: Inept on almost every level, Alone in the Dark may not work as a thriller, but it's good for some head-slapping, incredulous laughter.

Movie Info

Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac, and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke, Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don't believe in … More

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Elan Mastai, Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 10, 2005
Box Office: $5.1M
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as Edward Carnby

as Aline Cedrac

as Commander Richards

as Professor Hudgens

as Agent Miles

as Captain Chernick

as Sister Clara

as '80s Sheriff

as '80s Sheriff

as Deputy Adams

as Young Edward

as Pinkerton

as Agent Yoneck

as Crewman Barnes

as Beat Cop

as Agent Barr

as Agent Turner

as Agent Marko

as Delivery Guy

as Agent Cheung

as Professor Hudgens
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Critic Reviews for Alone in the Dark

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (30)

Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, the reigning princes of Hollywood schlock, join forces in this brain-dead adaptation of a popular video game.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Any chance for suspense is thwarted by gratuitous violence, heavy-metal-propelled action sequences and laughably flat dialogue between characters who are barely more developed than in the Atari version.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The horror. The hor-ror!

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Lame monster movies like this adaptation of the popular Atari video game are scary for all the wrong reasons.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

The late Gene Siskel once devised a simple method of measuring a film's worth: 'Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?' 'Alone in the Dark' doesn't come close to matching that standard.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
San Francisco Examiner

There's nothing even remotely entertaining about this film -- audiences should stay home and play the original (or one of its numerous sequels) on Playstation instead.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Alone in the Dark


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Super Reviewer

Alone in the Dark is Uwe Boll's worst, if that's even possible. Alone in the Dark is very bad, with bad acting, story and directing. The film stumbles around trying to find a purpose, but it never elevates to anything remotely good or creative. Action scenes are sloppy, too noisy and not well done. Equally bad is Tara Reid. This is a film that fails to hit the mark on so many levels, it's not even possible to salvage even if you'd remove all the crap scenes with Tara Reid. Alone in the Dark is a misguided attempt at creating an action Horror film, and it fails. This is one film that just doesn't deliver. You end up wondering why this film wasf8inanced in the first place and you're astounded at how Boll could pull something like this off. Alone in the Dark is the prime example as to why Video game to screen adaptations are horrible ideas for films, and they rarely work. Alone in the Dark is a poorly made film and you realize that Uwe Boll doesn't care about directing a good film that he's only in the business for the money. His films sell, so there's no reason for him to direct a good film, although he's managed to make three good flick s out of the fifteen or so he's made. This might have been an interesting idea for a film if it would have been handled properly. There were signs of potential, but it quickly became apparent that it was a pure joke fest. Everything that might have been interesting is wasted from the poorly conceived script, which feels rushed, with no heart put into its story to the washed up actors; this film was set to fail right before the cameras were set to roll. Avoid this horror flick, as it a mess from start to finish, and there's nothing good to come out of it aside from the heavy metal soundtrack.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This is really bad, nothing like the games at all. Has some well known faces and the opening 10mins are pretty good with some cool SFX. After that though it becomes an Aliens rip off that is no where near as good!

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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