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

Full Review… | May 27, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Go stand in the corner, Dark Corners!

Full Review… | March 20, 2007

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Full Review… | January 8, 2012
Arrow in the Head

Well-cast but hopelessly hoary horror tale that confuses complicatedness with complexity.

November 27, 2009

What payoff there is is grossly incomplete, and leaves watchers feeling like they've been sent away with homework.

Full Review… | April 30, 2008
Cold Fusion Video Reviews

The movie is hampered by the fact that nothing here makes sense.

Full Review… | March 4, 2008

Audience Reviews for Dark Corners


A lame, 'girl cursed with nightmares' movie or... *spoiler*? A serial killer's hell, reliving his and his last victims nightmares? Idk. Wasn't scary either way

Arturo Hernandez
Arturo Hernandez

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...

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