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Dark Circles (2013)

R | | Horror | 21 May 2013 (USA)
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Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brett Beoubay ... EMT
Jamie Bernstein Jamie Bernstein ... Himself - Musician
Ashley Braud Ashley Braud ... Reporter (voice)
Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... Michael
Rebecca Collins ... Bar patron
Jenn Foreman ... Nancy (as Jennifer Foreman)
Andrea Frankle ... Johanna
Anthony Michael Frederick ... Mover
Derrick Freeman ... Frontman
Pell James ... Penny
Arabella Landrum Arabella Landrum ... Tanner
Ever Eloise Landrum ... Tanner
Grace LaRocca ... Bar Patron
Michael Patrick Rogers Michael Patrick Rogers ... Construction Worker (as Michael Rogers)
Johnathon Schaech ... Alex
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Haunted house film about a pair of sleep deprived parents who begin to experience disturbing visions after moving from the city to a country estate. Alex and Penny have just become parents of a baby boy when they decide that the city is no place to raise a child. Relocating to a farmhouse, the couple finds their relationship deteriorating due to the demands of caring for a newborn, including a lack of sleep. When Alex and Penny begin seeing a mysterious woman around the house, they at first dismiss the sightings as hallucinations brought on by sleep deprivation. But as the visions appear more often, the parents are forced to consider that evils are at work in their home. By the time the truth about their new home is revealed, their tenuous grip on sanity has already begun to slip. Written by John Doe TW

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Horror

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Rated R for violence and bloody images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Círculos siniestros See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA

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Production Co:

After Dark Films See more »
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Color
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The movie the babysitter is watching is another Afterdark Horrorfest movie, Perkins' 14. See more »

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Abandon the Project
Written and Performed by Lior Rosner
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The ending was insulting!!
27 November 2013 | by JiddyJiddySee all my reviews

I originally gave this a 7 out of ten, but after thinking about it all day, I felt angry enough to change my vote to a 3 and leave an annoyed review.

I really enjoyed almost all of the movie. Loved up couple have a baby, decide to move away to the country for some quiet time. The husband is a musician so he wants some time to write and the wife wants to do up the house and raise her kid away from the busy city. Unfortunately baby wont sleep, which means parents don't sleep, resulting in sleep deprivation. The couple start arguing, they forget what they're doing, everything is not good. Plus there is some really creepy stuff going on the house, which just adds to their increasing madness.

I liked the slow decline into madness as the couple suffer more and more sleepless nights. I liked how this was further exacerbated by what was going on in their house. However, the conclusion and explanation, i.e. the ending, was utterly ridiculous and infuriating. It totally ruined the film for me and it didn't make any sense. The whole movie was rendered mute by the stupid ending and I feel cheated.

To summarise: Good film overall, creepy, engaging but sadly destroyed by idiotic ending.


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