How is it that this movie didn’t get a proper US release?
Probably because it was too similar to so many other, poorer movies released in 2005. In 2005, we saw the long-awaited and haplessly inferior sequel, ‘Ring 2‘, ‘Boogeyman‘, ‘Darkness‘, the American remake of ‘The Grudge‘ and earlier this year, ‘Silent Hill‘, and unnecessary remakes of ‘The Hills Have Eyes‘, ‘The Amityville Horror‘ and ‘House of Wax‘.
Earlier this week, a friend gave me the thumbnail production cycle of 18 months for any release. I can’t establish a complete timeline for this film, but there are so many aspects of ‘The Dark‘ that are similar to the latter duds, I can’t help but wonder if plotlines were lifted from the former whole-cloth and inserted into these other, inferior movies. [Read more →]