The Darkroom

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The horror film The Darkroom concerns an amnesia victim who has been in an asylum for years. One day he begins to remember flashes from his life, decides to escape from the hospital, and soon befriends a teenager. As he pieces together his former life, he begins to suspect he may be in terrible danger.

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Critic Reviews for The Darkroom

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  • Half horror movie, half a mediocre episode of The Twilight Zone.

    Jan 6, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The story is kind of loopy and aspires to be a bit much more than the budget could possibly allow (think: Jacob's Step-Ladder), but thanks to excellent casting and some very good acting, The Darkroom is a bit brighter than you might expect.

    Jan 3, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Darkroom

  • Oct 29, 2010
    really cheap dumb horror movie went over the top on trying to scare and failed miserably plus the storyline sucked
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2010
    Intriguing journey of amnesiac who takes an experimental drug to restore his memory and then escapes from the institution lacks luster with unconvincing attempts to bill itself as a horror film. There is a really nifty twist which makes a lot of sense in hindsight, a feature not many screenplays can withstand so credit the writers for that. The acting is pretty good during the calmer segments with Jon Favreau-like Greg Grunberg and youngster Shawn Pyfrom scoring highest, but are only spottily convincing during ratcheting tension. Unfortunately the film needs those scenes to work better for any lasting impact. Lucy Lawless is notable for being unrecognizable as a boozy bathrobe-wearing blonde. If you're more interested in characters than chills in a suspenser, this could be one to check out.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2009
    By Pamela De Graff <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629820"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629820_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629824"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629824_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629827"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629827_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629845"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629845_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629847"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629847_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><I>The Darkroom</I></a> </div></div> <I>The Darkroom</I> (2006) WRITTEN BY: Mark A. Altman and Michael Hurst DIRECTED BY: Michael Hurst FEATURING: Shawn Pyfrom, Reed Diamond, Ellie Cornell, Greg Grunberg, and Lucy Lawless GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION PLOT: A man with total amnesia is administered an experimental drug that leads to visions of being hounded by a bloodthirsty monster. COMMENTS: In this simple, fun horror story, an amnesiac psychiatric patient is used as a guinea pig to test a memory restoration drug. He doesn't remember his past, but he does begin having terrifying hallucinations of bloody murder and a demonic monster. He escapes from the psychiatric hospital and befriends a bullied teenager. The teen enlists the patient's aid in trailing his stepfather on mysterious late night excursions. Meanwhile the patient's hallucinations worsen, area excavating crews are finding bodies, and the teen's friends are disappearing. The trail of clues leads from the stepfather's home darkroom to a very creepy cabin in the hills. At the cabin, they discover one of the friends chained to a wall. The stepfather arrives, and the three engage in a bizarre showdown that both concludes and triggers a self referential paradox. <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629839"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629839_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629830"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629830_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629833"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629833_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-darkroom-12629836"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/12/62/98/12629836_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <div style="width:120px;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"></div><a href="http://www.flixster.com/videos?videoId=11076664"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CT-PyAWBuVE/2.jpg" border="0" /></a><div style="font-size:10px;width:120px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><I>The Darkroom</I></a> - trailer</div>
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2009
    This is one of those horror movies that tries to scare you based on the, "it could actually happen' premise. The ending makes the movie. When you finally put it all together at the end, you realize that eventhou most of the performances sucked, and the story was kinda confusing, it was actually very clever. Up until that point, it's jumpy and confusing as hell, but I can promise you it will keep you thinking and you won't have any idea until the end.
    Todd S Super Reviewer

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