Beneath The Darkness
Beneath The Darkness (2012)

In Beneath the Darkness, Ely Vaughn (Quaid) is a pillar of the community in tiny Smithville, Texas. The town's mortician, Ely has been revered since his days as the high school's star quarterback. But since the tragic death of his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
William Goss
Film.com

A bore sprinkled with hints of hilarity, soon to be buried like so many of its characters.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

At times it seems the simple ineptitude of "Beneath the Darkness" surely must mask some undercurrent of deeper sophistication and intention on behalf of the filmmakers. Alas, as it turns out, such things never surface.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a pervasively underwhelming thriller that wears out its welcome almost immediately.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

You anticipate every scene before it happens and figure out every secret before it's revealed.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Even Dennis Quaid's uncharacteristic hamming as a mad mortician in a small Texas town can't save this silly, scare-free horror film...

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

There's nothing in Beneath the Darkness you haven't seen before, better, and recently.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Dennis Quaid goes Psycho in dull Texas-set thriller.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The screenplay gets nothing out of the claustrophobic terror of being locked up in that narrow grave, and the "mystery" is obvious from the start.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

While certainly a low-budget flick which relies heavily on suspense over almost everything - meaning, there's a lot of cat and mouse stalking around or/and talking about how spooky Ely is - Beneath the Darkness doesn't necessary sink or succeed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 15% Flixster User Reviews
The Movie Waffler
This attempts to do for "Psycho" what "Disturbia" did for "Rear Window", update it for a teen audience, but where the latter film… More
Todd Smith
It is great to finally see Dennis Quaid play a character with personality again! Lately, it seems like he plays the same scarred, emotionless character, over… More