The Dark Stranger

2015

Action / Animation / Drama / Horror / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 12%
IMDb Rating 4.4 10 597

Synopsis


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Cast

Katie Findlay as Leah Garrison
Enrico Colantoni as Brendan Garrison
Steven McChattie as Randall Toth / The Dark Stranger
Mark O'Brien as Mark
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823.64 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 1 / 1
1.65 GB
1920*1040
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 5 / 1

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by antoniokowatsch 3 / 10

Artists, suicides and hallucinations

This movie tells the tale of a highly troubled teen who suffers from chronic hallucinations. Whether those hallucinations are the product of her traumatic past or a curse is not really clear. Apart from the fact that the protagonist has a hard time distinguishing reality from fantasy she also seems to suffer from agoraphobia (which is the clinical term for someone who is afraid of the outside world).

What really irked me about the movie were the totally random "2D dream sequences/daydreams" which if I had to guess were supposed to add some sort of artistic element. Kind of a given choice considering how the movie is about an artist but not quite solid in it's execution. It ended up being really silly. After all this is supposed to be a Horror movie and not a children's playbook.

Furthermore, the antagonist of the movie (the dark stranger) is basically an old man who is blackfacing/grayfacing. I know, this is supposed to be a scary movie but when I first saw the "dark stranger" I laughed out loud. It just seemed way too bizarre.

To conclude: Was the movie scary? No, not really.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

not scary

Leah Garrison (Katie Findlay) is a graphic novel artist haunted by the death of her artist mother. She is disturbed by dark visions and The Dark Stranger. She lives with her father (Enrico Colantoni) and brother Toby. She is being treated by psychiatrist Dr. Anne Parsons (Jennifer Dale). Randall Toth (Stephen McHattie) is interested in her mother's art.

There are some good standard horror ideas. The indie horror directing is too weak. None of it is scary. It's mostly bright daylight and flat. There are some attempts at creepy but few are good. I like the pen but he fails to find its inherent horror.

Reviewed by gemandeye1 5 / 10

Good movie that had potential of being way Better!

The positives- Storyline, acting (especial lead actress and McHattie who always does a fine job), blend of fantasy/animation with reality. Negatives- So much more could have been added to this movie, such as suspense, more back story, fantasy sequences could have been a bit more.. The brother just didn't fit. Whether it was his acting or the script he just didn't gel with the other characters especially the family. The ending left a little to be desired. A little more effort into this film on those areas and this may have had the potential to have a cult following. Overall it was entertaining and it wasn't a waste of time whatsoever. Just wanted more out of it.

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