Dark Awakening

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"When the dead come out to play."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.2  (370)

Dark Awakening is a 2014 horror movie that follows the story of a family that is haunted by their past. The movie features Lance Henriksen, Jason Cook, and Valerie Azlynn in the lead roles. The movie uses flashbacks to tell the story of the family's past. The father, Daniel (played by Lance Henriksen), was a priest who was accused of having an affair with a woman named Esther (played by Valerie Azlynn). The accusation led to a scandal that resulted in Daniel leaving the church and becoming a recluse.

The family consists of Daniel's son, James (played by Jason Cook), and his wife and daughter. They live in Daniel's old church, which has been converted into a house. James is a successful writer who is struggling with writer's block.

The movie opens with James experiencing terrifying nightmares that leave him unable to sleep. He becomes increasingly paranoid and starts to see visions of Esther. He believes that she is haunting him and that she is trying to force him to confront his father about their past.

As the movie progresses, James becomes more and more obsessed with Esther's ghost. He starts to investigate her death and discovers that she was murdered. He suspects that his father may have been responsible for the murder.

The tension in the movie builds as James becomes more and more unstable. He begins to see hallucinations and becomes increasingly violent. The family starts to see the effects of James' behavior, and they become concerned for their safety.

The movie features some impressive camera work and lighting that creates a creepy atmosphere. The use of shadows and dark corners adds to the sense of dread that the movie creates. The movie also uses sound effects effectively to build tension.

The acting in the movie is solid, with Lance Henriksen delivering a strong performance as the troubled father. Jason Cook is also convincing as the tortured son, and Valerie Azlynn is suitably creepy as the ghost of Esther.

The movie is not particularly gory or gruesome, but it does have a fair amount of jump scares and suspenseful moments. The scares are not particularly original, but they are effective in creating a sense of unease.

Overall, Dark Awakening is a decent horror movie that delivers some effective scares. The movie is well-made, and the performances are solid. The movie's biggest weakness is its lack of originality, but it makes up for it with effective scares and a creepy atmosphere. Fans of traditional horror movies will find plenty to enjoy here.

Dark Awakening is a 2015 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

Dark Awakening
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    4.2  (370)