THE DARK HOURS

The Dark Hours Trailer

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Year

2005

Synopsis

Dr. Samantha Goodman, a psychiatrist in her 30s, joins her husband and sister for a weekend at a winter cottage when an unexpected guest arrives. Harlan Pyne, a violent sexual offender, is convinced that Samantha conducted unethical experiments on him while she was his doctor. With the assistance of his troubled yet eager protégé, Harlan forces Samantha and her family to participate in a series of nightmarish games – games tinged with psychological and physical torture that are designed to both deliver the truth and reap vengeance. On this night of terror, escape is not an option, truth guarantees nothing, and revenge will not – necessarily – be sweet.

writer(s)

Wil Zmak

producer(s)

Brent Barclay

Director

Paul Fox

Festivals:

  • Dead By Dawn Film Festival (Scotland) – April 2005
    • Awarded: Audience Award – Best Feature
  • Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Puchon, South Korea) – July 2005
    • Awarded:Best of Puchon – Best Film Award

Best Actress Award to Kate Greenhouse (co-shared)

  • Montreal Fantasia Film Festival – July 2005
    • Awarded: Best Actress Award to Kate Greenhouse
  • Fantastic Film Fest (Texas) – October 2005
    • Awarded: Jury Prize – Best Picture
  • Jury Prize – Best Actress, Kate Greenhouse

Audience Award – Best Picture (3rd Place)

Audience Award – Best Screenplay

Audience Award – Best Actress, Kate Greenhouse

  • New York Horror Film Festival – October 2005
    • Awarded: Best Feature Film of 2005
  • Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Oct 2006
    • Nominated: Best Film “Best for Less”
  • Dead By Dawn, Scotland – 20th anniversary program – February 2013