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Dark Moon Rising (2009)

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Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town.

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Dana Mennie

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Dana Mennie (screenplay), Ian Cook (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Ryan ... Bender / Darkman
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Sheriff Sam Pantoja
Chris Mulkey ... John
Chris Divecchio ... Dan / Dan Creature
Ginny Weirick Ginny Weirick ... Amy
Sid Haig ... Crazy Louis
Billy Drago ... Thibodeaux
Lin Shaye ... Sunny
Arielle Vandenberg ... Nicole
Rikki Gagne Rikki Gagne ... Stacy
Lee Tichon ... Biker Bully / Darkman Creature (as Lee Anthony Tichon)
Alex Sell Alex Sell ... Young Bender
Sarah Dropek Sarah Dropek ... Young Girl
Joe Ordaz ... Jim
Dana Mennie Dana Mennie ... Earl
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Storyline

Real love and fate collide in a small town girl's life as Amy falls in love with a mysterious drifter who brings with him a family curse. Bender, who shares the curse with his son, brings hell to Amy's town. Helping Dan and Amy are an oddball crew; ex-cop, Thibodeaux, who's seen Bender's bloodlust firsthand, Sam, the local sheriff and ex-homicide detective, and John, a local farmer and Amy's father, head for the ultimate showdown with Bender and the evil terror he has drawn them to. Written by Dana Mennie

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Love is a six letter word - "HORROR"


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Beatty, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Horror icon Dee Wallace worked on the script to this film with writer/director Dana Mennie for over a year. After casting her in the role of Sam, Mennie replaced Wallace with Maria Conchita Alonso in the eleventh hour. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: What's your sign?
Darkman: Stop, that's my sign.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in any way during the filming of Dark Moon Rising, not a whole lot of humans either! See more »

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Produced by Geoff Gibbons
Words and Music by Geoff Gibbons
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This is for my mother.

This certainly isn't Twilight, as we at least get to see some nice charlies on Arielle Vandenberg before she was bitten.

The action takes a hiatus as we wade through the love story of Amy (Ginny Weirick) and Dan (Chris Divecchio). Dan has a secret that will make this love affair difficult.

Seems Dan's daddy (Max Ryan) is looking for him, and he's one bad dude. He leaves a trail of gore wherever he goes.

Lots of good favorites to keep you interested: Maria Conchita Alonso as the Sheriff, Sid Haig as Crazy Louis, and Billy Drago as an ex-cop that knows Bender (Ryan) first hand.

Has no one here heard of silver bullets?


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