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Beneath The Darkness Reviews

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March 6, 2012
...a pervasively underwhelming thriller that wears out its welcome almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 3, 2012
Steer clear of Beneath the Darkness if you've grown tired of the paint-by-number thrillers that seem to be plaguing the genre lately
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2012
There's nothing in Beneath the Darkness you haven't seen before, better, and recently.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 28, 2012
While certainly a low-budget flick which relies heavily on suspense over almost everything - meaning, there's a lot of cat and mouse stalking around or/and talking about how spooky Ely is - Beneath the Darkness doesn't necessary sink or succeed.
January 20, 2012
A compilation of contrivances and absurdities that is right off the teen-horror assembly line.
January 13, 2012
A bore sprinkled with hints of hilarity, soon to be buried like so many of its characters.
January 10, 2012
You anticipate every scene before it happens and figure out every secret before it's revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 8, 2012
Dennis Quaid is fun to watch as a psychotic, but he leaves the screenplay behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 6, 2012
Dennis Quaid goes Psycho in dull Texas-set thriller.
January 6, 2012
The best way to consider this wayward mess is as an unintentional genre spoof.
January 6, 2012
At times it seems the simple ineptitude of "Beneath the Darkness" surely must mask some undercurrent of deeper sophistication and intention on behalf of the filmmakers. Alas, as it turns out, such things never surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 6, 2012
When it comes to creepy old buildings, overly attentive owners, and prying outsiders, Beneath the Darkness has nada on Don Coscarelli's epic Phantasm saga or, for that matter, Norman Bates' clear-eyed if psychotic shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2012
Even Dennis Quaid's uncharacteristic hamming as a mad mortician in a small Texas town can't save this silly, scare-free horror film...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 6, 2012
The screenplay gets nothing out of the claustrophobic terror of being locked up in that narrow grave, and the "mystery" is obvious from the start.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2012
This mediocre movie should have bypassed theaters and gone straight to Netflix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2012
A malformed, would-be horror shocker with a deliriously deranged performance by Dennis Quaid, who unfortunately seems to be the only one onboard who thinks he's in a comedy.
January 5, 2012
Someone involved with "Beneath the Darkness" has either watched too many horror movies or not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 5, 2012
Bruce Wilkinson, the film's late writer and executive producer, is more than likely turning in his own grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
January 5, 2012
[Quaid] needs to resist hamming it up in Z-movies like "Beneath the Darkness," which are beneath him and pretty much everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 3, 2012
Doesn't even have the pulse-pounding excitement of a second-tier Scooby-Doo mystery.
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