The Dark Hours (Head Games)
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A woman's mistakes come back to haunt her in a terrifying and very literal manner in this thriller. Dr. Samantha Goodman (Kate Greenhouse) is a clinical psychiatrist who works with patients at an institution for the criminal insane in Canada. Things have not been rosy for Sam lately -- she's been violently attacked by one of her patients, her marriage to husband Dave (Gordon Currie) is in bad shape, and she has an inoperable brain tumor that's growing at an alarming rate. Sam needs a weekend away from the city, but what Dave has set up isn't especially relaxing for her -- a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By the time The Dark Hours starts to get good, it's more than midway into the movie."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"A family-in-peril psychodrama that teeters on the edge of being a quality indie exercise."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Speeds through its scant 80-minute running time with no muss, no fuss, and a surprisingly watchable demeanor."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Paul Fox takes the cake and falls flat into it with one of the limpest stalker terrors to ever frustrate an audience."
‑ Erik Childress,
"The Dark Hours is a remarkably assured homage to psychological horror films from the sixties and seventies."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"A cold and moody psychodrama poised frustratingly on the border between novel and banal."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"worth tracking down"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A rewarding experience."
‑ Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
"Proves as cliche-ridden as its title."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"[A] taut '70s throwback thriller."
‑ Peter L'Official, Village Voice
"The real terror lies in imagining just what type of carnage the unhinged Harlan could unleash with that woodchopper of his."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
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