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The Dark Hours (2005)

A beautiful but burnt out psychiatrist goes to the family's winter cottage for a weekend with her husband and sister, which is interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives, a violent sex offender and patient of the doctor.

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Paul Fox

Writer:

Wil Zmak
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kate Greenhouse ... Dr. Samantha Goodman
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ... Donald Wegman
Jeff Seymour ... Radiologist
David Calderisi ... Dr. Lew Lanigan
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Doctor
Gordon Currie ... David Goodman
Kathryn Haggis Kathryn Haggis ... Waitress
Iris Graham Iris Graham ... Melody
Dov Tiefenbach ... Adrian
Aidan Devine ... Harlan Pyne
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Storyline

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend in her cottage with her husband, the writer David Goodman, and her sister Melody. She unexpectedly arrives in the cabin and finds a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. Later, a young man, Adrian, asks for help due to the cold weather and once in the house, he shows a gun and brings his partner, the violent sexual offender and Samantha's former patient Harlan Pyne. Along the night, Harlan forces the family to participate in twisted games, where truths are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A tormented mind can be a destructive force. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror/violence, a scene of self mutilation, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Head Games See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$338, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:

$423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$423
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After Donald Wegman launches his attack at Doctor Goodman, across the desk, he is bound at his wrists and ankles. As he's carried out in the next shot, his wrists are free. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a series of "voices in your head" type sounds overlapping each other. See more »

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References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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Ooooh Scary…
17 October 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

The Dark Hours is an unbelievably brisk psychological scary movie that packs a lot of thrills into it's 80 minute running time. Although it's not generally the type of horror movie I like, it requires the audience to think a bit about what is going on, something which I'd rather not do in movies like this) Dark Hours is great because the lead actress, Kate Greenhouse, is great as the doctor who gets more then she bargained for when she makes a surprise visit to her ex and her sister. An ex-patient of hers also pays a visit, and he decides they're going to play some mind games, just like he endured in the clinic which he came from. Only the games have slightly sinister overtones..

All the acting is very good here. What a pleasure to see Dov Tiefenbach again. Loved him in The Delicate Art of Parking, so it was quite a surprise to see him play something nastier in this movie. Again Greenhouse is great, and all the cast pull together to make this movie a dynamite sit through.


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