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Dark Corners (2006)

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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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Cast

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

All Critics (2)

...another tedious, egregiously confusing horror flick that seems to be aiming for a David Lynchian sort of tone but instead winds up an entirely interminable piece of work.

May 27, 2007 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
Reel Film Reviews

Go stand in the corner, Dark Corners!

March 20, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark Corners

It was interesting, but I felt like I was listening to a friend telling me a cool story and when they're done, I say "And?" and they say, "And that's it! Isn't it great?" And then I have no idea what the point was. I have a feeling the people involved felt the same way, but didn't know how to break it to themselves...

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

wtf...

Yinalí Ríos
Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

I hate watching the "making of" segment on movies like this because no one involved seems to know that the movie is shite. "People are gonna LOVE this movie," says the executive producer, and my heart just goes out to him. There was so much wrong with this one, I don't even know where to begin without a detailed synopsis - suffice to say, this is an hour and a half better spent doing anything else. Anything.

Steve B.
Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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