Dark Corners

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Nightmares blend with dreams to offer a surreal and terrifying portrait of one woman's rapidly deepening psychological malaise in first-time writer/director Ray Gower's tale of a troubled young woman pursued by malevolent creatures led by a mysterious villain known as Needletooth. Upon awakening to the shriek of her alarm clock in the early hours of the morning, Karen Clarke (Thora Birch) gets out of bed, walks to the bathroom, and receives the shock of her life upon glancing at the mirror and discovering that she has been badly beaten. With no memory of the violent confrontation that led to her apparent pummeling and nothing but a mysterious locker key to guide her, the young mortuary worker attempts to go about her daily duties preparing bodies for pre-funeral viewings. Soon after a corpse suddenly sits upright and curses Karen for an unknown transgression, the frightened girl finds herself being relentlessly pursued by a villain who seems to have escaped from her worst nightmares. When Karen falls back asleep, however, she is surprised to find that she has taken on the persona of Susan (also Birch), an average girl with a normal job and a decidedly sane existence. Now, if she could only figure out which is the dream, and which is the true reality. Perhaps the strange locker key she has recently discovered will help to unlock this troubling mystery.

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Thora Birch
as Karen Clarke/Susan Hamilton
Toby Stephens
as Dr. Woodleigh
Christien Anholt
as David Hamilton
Joanna Hole
as Elaine Jordan
Lorraine Bruce
as Mary Sullivan
Ray Charleson
as Mr. Kirke-Smith
Michael J. Reynolds
as Dr. Richardson
Alan Perrin
as Det. Jackson/Flint
Oliver Price
as Needletooth
Glenn Beck
as Mr. Saunders
John Bown
as Old Man
Sheryl Gannaway
as Judith Palmer
Barbara Keogh
as Old Woman
Ian Porter
as News Anchor
Judy Wilson
as Old Lady Patient
John Sterland
as Underpass Tramp
Sarah Whitefoot
as Jennifer Landau
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Critic Reviews for Dark Corners

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Audience Reviews for Dark Corners

  • Jan 27, 2011
    Thora Birch Plays dual roles Karen Clarke / Susan Hamilton in this twisted thriller. Susan is having bad nightmares, possibly the anxiety of trying to conceive. Dreaming of a dark version of herself. Karen (the dark one) has ?creatures? after her. Come see what the Dark Corners of one?s mind holds. This was actually kinda cool. THo on the disk sleeve said something about a twist.. I didn?t notice one. But that?s ok. Its creepy. There were noises going in my house that were kinda freaking me out! So I?ll go with a C+ for this one
  • Aug 03, 2009
    I have watched this three times and I think I have to look up spoilers every time because I never quite get it! (A long gap between views I must add, so I've forgotten the actual story by then). Today was no exception, but I don't think I'll ever forget it again. Dark, creepy, kind of obscure and maybe could have spelt it out.a tiny bit more, but great acting from Thora in both roles.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2009
    An eerie, surrealistic story about the blurring between fantasy and reality, this world and the one after.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2008
    don't ask me what the story was about or how it connected. i couldn't figure out what was going on at all but for some strange reason that didn't annoy me. usually if i watch say... a lynch film or something like... donnie darko it bugs the fuck out of me if i can't figure it out. this film rolls along like you're on acid and it's not for the squeamish either. there's not alot more to say about it... worth a watch for sure
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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