Beneath the Darkness (2011) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

32

Bearable

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

IMDB: 4.5
Director: Martin Guigui
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 34 found boring (17.64%)

One-line Reviews (23)

The majority of the other characters were simply pointless and most of there scenes bared no relevance to the plot.

While Quaid was creepy the movie itself was very very slow moving and it took over 30 minutes for the movie to really begin.

In this movie, we have 4 bland teenagers, one being the dork always killed first, the sportsy guy playing American football (which we do have to watch), the cheerleader (she's the love interest and the only girl you get to know, need I say more?

This movie quickly went nowhere and the final minutes (especially the final words from Quaid's character) were simply ridiculous.

The first five minutes of the film, as well as the final fifteen, are very entertaining and exciting, not coincidentally because these are the only times that Quaid gets to showcase his evil grimaces and madman capacities.

Very predictable movie even if you didn't see the trailer .

What happens is that it actually turns into a pretty entertaining and respectable film, that features a star in the making.

The story itself is good and entertaining, unfortunately it is lacking in the execution.

What a waste of time!

Just about everything about this movie is predictable and some characters actions and decisions doesn't make much sense at all.

The plot is one big ass yawn.

It's classy, sometimes moving, mysterious and thrilling at the same time.

There are some pointless parts like the main teens back story which never really amounts to anything and the fact we never get to see the teachers reaction to one of the bits of story that is eventually revealed (one that if you're paying attention you'll know before any of the characters in the movie do).

It's not that they don't make any mistakes, they are just teeth-bitingly perfect, glued to their imaginative world recognized as the stage in which the actors perform, behind the fractured fourth wall squeezed in between your boredom and the progress of every despicable frame tossed with a force of slouchy laziness.

The characters are what they are; characters, as literal as they are grey, boring, and Mary Sue in the very description of obviousness.

Although not a Human Centipede, or god forbid Human Centipede 2, this film bears the mark of the raging beast that keeps spitting out flick after flick consisting of stomach juices so intense they burn your eyes with wrath.

Slow moving and seemed to go nowhere.

Like watching Paint Dry .

Dennis Quaid might give this movie an interesting note, but all in all, you might find it quite uninteresting and not even worth the (kind) 5 points I gave it.

It is like watching paint dry or waiting for grass to grow.

Dennis Quaid is always a joy, and the overall concept was entertaining.

Strangely there seems to be a lot of hate for Beneath the darkness but If you're willingly to let it, this movie can be an enjoyable ride.

Overall, very slow and disappointing movie that had a lot of potential.