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: January 6, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
William Goss

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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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

Steer clear of Beneath the Darkness if you've grown tired of the paint-by-number thrillers that seem to be plaguing the genre lately

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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.

Scott Weinberg

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

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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
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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