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Cold & Dark
Cold Dark
Actors: Luke Goss, Kevin Howarth, Matt Lucas, Carly Turnbull, David Baker
Director: Andrew Goth
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 34min

When detective mort shade is killed in the line of duty his partner john dark leaves the scene to get help. When he returns he is suprised to find mort seemingly alive & well. Dark soon discovers that his partner has trans...  more »

     
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Actors: Luke Goss, Kevin Howarth, Matt Lucas, Carly Turnbull, David Baker
Director: Andrew Goth
Creators: Sam McCurdy, David Higginson, Joanne Reay, Michael Gebauer, Michael Whyke, Terrence Yason
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, German
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Very good "B" movie
Bryan Fitzgerald | salem | 06/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"after a seemingly fatal accident, a dedicated cop gain unnatural abilities that he and his partner use for their own savage kind of vigilante justice. the body count grows as the transformation continues, and one cop must choose between loyalty and morality."
Horrible. 5 out of 100
Wisconsin Dad | Wisconsin United States | 08/19/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"30 minutes into Cold and Dark, I still had no clue what the plot was nor knew anything interesting about the characters. There are few films that bore me to tears in the first half an hour, but Cold and Dark did so.

There is not much to say about the film, as most every aspect was not but, but more so dull. The plot did a lot of telling and not showing. The actor's dialog was often mumbled, and when it was heard I had a hard time figuring out what there words meant (or brought) to the plot.

The actors seemed like they were fairly decent, but were given absolutely nothing to work with.

Cold and Dark is of one the worst films I have seen this year. There are too many other films waiting for your hard earned money. Pass on it, please.

Total Score (out of 100) = 5

1 (out of 50). Enjoyment. A rating based on my overall enjoyment of the film.
3 (out of 10). Acting. How good was the acting?
1 (out of 10). Immersion. Did the movie suck me into the story?
0 (out of 10). Intangibles. Special effects. Movie pace. Is the movie forgettable, or something you will talk about and remember for weeks? Years?
0 (out of 10). Must see. Is this movie worth seeing/renting?
0 (out of 10). Must buy. Is this movie a must buy/purchase?"
Something different
Soldier Boy | UK | 09/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I liked it, it was different to the crap that we're usually sold as British horror. The story was more complex that average but the characters were so good (and wierd) that i was involved all the way through. Loved Luke Goss and the guy who plays Mort - briliant brilliant performances. The directing style was ballsy, loved it. Will watch more from Andrew Goth."
Not worth your time, except for one thing.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 01/16/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Cold and Dark (Andrew Goth, 2005)

I was all set to give Cold and Dark a typical awful review, because it was a typical awful movie. Then, suddenly, like a ray of light in the murky stupidity of this well-below-average monster movie, we got Lardeson Dahl, played by the wonderful Michael Culkin (Mrs. Henderson Presents, Candyman, An Ideal Husband, et al.). While I can't say this about any other part of the movie, the character of Lardeson Dahl is quirky, intelligent, fantastic, and will stay with me for years. He's enough to make me bump the rating for this movie up an entire star. I wish there'd been more of him.

The plot: a couple of cops, John Dark (Unearthed's Luke Goss) and Mortimer Shade (Last Orders' Kevin Howarth), get involved in a nasty battle, during which Shade is killed. He gets right up and starts doing his job again posthaste, though, because he's now the host for a particularly bloodthirsty parasite. And if you're a particularly bloodthirsty parasite, who better to inhabit than the body of a police officer who deals with violent crimes?

The bulk of the film veers back and forth between "boring", "predictable", and "slightly less boring"; if you don't know that Dark (I'm kind of surprised Shade's last name isn't actually "Cold"; point for scriptwriter Joanne Reay there) is going to have some sort of crisis of faith when he finds out his partner is no longer fully human, then you haven't seen enough buddy-cop movies (or haven't been paying attention). The appearance of Lardeson Dahl in the movie signals that things are going to get interesting, and when we meet the paranormal-obsessed doctor (Shaun of the Dead's Matt Lucas)in the last third of the film, I hoped that it was suddenly going to get awesome. I was wrong, but at least I had that little spark of hope. And I still have Lardeson Dahl. **
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