The Dark Hour details
|Starring:||Jorge Casalduero, Nadia de Santiago, Marco Gonzaez, Carola Manzanares, Omar Munoz, Pepo Oliva, Julio Perillan|
|Genres:||Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, World Cinema|
|Original title||La Hora Fria|
The Dark Hour
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Dec 2007|
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Unexpectedly ExcellentBy a customer from London , 26 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]When you've seen more than three horror movies you pretty much know what to expect: protagonists in a deserted hotel/town/house come up against ghosts/zombies/vampires and have to hide and run until the daylight/ghostbusters/their inner strength save them. On the surface 'The Dark Hour' appears to be much the same but in reality this is one of the scarier and more original horror movies to be seen for some time.
Our protagonists are survivors from a war that has waged on earth, decimating the population and making the surface impossible to live on. In their bunker they must survive on dwindling rations and try to maintain some form of normality, especially for the only two children remaining. But this is made all the more difficult with the presence of 'Invisibles', ghost like creatures that visit their corridors every few nights, and 'Strangers', who lurk in the restricted areas, and just by touching you can turn you into one of their zombie hoard.
What puts this film head and shoulders over so many horror flicks are the characters and their reactions to the terrifying world around them. Indeed, you begin to question who is scarier - the 'Strangers' outside the 'safe zone' or the increasingly disturbed individuals inside it. Combined with surprisingly high production values, 'The Dark Hour' easily rivals Hollywood horror movies and provides a chilling, intelligent alternative to the mainstream.
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Better than i thought it'd be!By Gonemad1 (103 reviews) from ◄Gecko Reviews► , 27 Jul 2013Unexpected twist at the end. Although you do sort of get an inkling that something along this line was coming. Wasn't too bad over all. A prequel would be an interesting watch!
Not a very good film really.By kevshanti (18 reviews) , 25 Oct 2012This film was a dissapointment after reading good reviews. It really is not very good. it doesn't go anywhere, the characters are generally annoying, and it isn't scary. I managed to watch it to the end, but it was a struggle. I love good horror and good SCFI. This is neither
scary and surprising subterranean thrillerBy square-eyes (9 reviews) , 20 Dec 2011disturbing, gripping and hopefully not a picture of the future! - language issues melt away watching this - excellent plot and directing mean subtitles no bar to the nuances, twists and turns of the film. - one of the best post apocalypse movies I've seen with an original take on the subject. Hate the ending but watch the movie and judge for yourself!
Disappointingly shallow and easily forgettableBy Sammy1973 (306 reviews) from King's Lynn , 19 Nov 2011This film is a good concept but is disappointing. It is very slow, and takes ages to show any hint of what is going on. There is a lot about the film that is not explained and you don't really get a good understanding of what it is trying to portray. I felt short-changed when it ended.
Having said that it is somewhat interesting and worth a watch.
The Dark HourBy RebekahP (6 reviews) from Runcorn , 25 Sep 2011This film, a Spanish sci-fi/horror movie, was brilliant. I do love horror films, but am usually disappointed with the unrealistic plots and predictable outcomes. This film however, was gripping, dark, and super tense. The characters were great, and all played by brilliant actors. It was subtitled, but that only meant I didn't want to miss a second of it. Any film ending with a Louis Armstrong song is a winner anyway :)