The Ghost in the Darkness

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3.71 h 5 min201913+
While exploring the deep woods, Youtuber Morgan stumbles upon a camera containing footage of a Satanic ritual and possible murder. When the police dismiss it as a fake, she and her friend Amber set out to prove otherwise, putting themselves right in harm's way.
Directors
Ryan Callaway
Starring
JacqGeorgette VaillancourtHiram Ortiz
Genres
Horror
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Madeline LupiMarquis HayesKailee McGuireGenevieve Tarrant
Producers
Amy Callaway
Studio
Shady Dawn Pictures
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3.2 out of 5 stars

18 global ratings

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  4. 10% of reviews have 2 stars
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Memento_MoriReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
....It tries?
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This film tries to do a lot of things, but fails at them.

* The acting is....bad. Not as terrible as the "Bad Ben" movies, but bad. The drunken uncle is next level awful though. The lead, the Youtuber, is grating. She gets better, but man. It's a slog through that first act.

* This isn't a horror movie. This is a jump scare movie. There's no real tension built up because you don't care about anyone, and the killer has no rules they have to follow because SATAN. It doesn't help any that the killer has a total dad bod, and you can see it for all of its glory because they didn't get a robe and hood that fit.

* They try to have a "message" about tolerance, but it's all so very surface level. There are only two black men present in the entirety of the film. The girl's boyfriend, who is related to the people who assaulted her? Or maybe they're talking about someone else? The writing is so poor that it's not clear. And the step-dad in the end, who is beyond stupid. For a movie that presumes to be about racial tensions and "We're really not all that different," we seem to only hear from white teenage girls. It comes across as valley girl "racism sucks" nonsense with no actual knowledge of the horrors of racism, even though they apparently live in a town that is steeped in racial violence. You *can* blame it on the acting, but the writing is to blame here to. You just never believe any of the girls.

* The writing is nonsensical. So the lead realizes she has to runaway in the third act, but she pauses to put on her socks and coat *very slowly*. The summoned killer is apparently a KKK member, but no KKK member has ever looked like that? Did they want their KKK-cake, but didn't want to actually buy a KKK hood? The uncle dies, but he's the one who did the devil summoning? Why would his summoned killer kill him? And the jumping between found footage is nonsensical. Why do we go to the final daughter and step-dad? Literally why? It does exactly zero for the plot.

It's kind of funny bad in places where other Amazon Prime movies are just plain bad. But that's not enough to recommend it.
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HermanatorReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I liked it
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I don't know why people didn't like this film. It's not a big budget film but I thought it was good and tried to have a good message. Most people who watched this I am sure weren't alive in the 70's, but I was a kid in the 70's, and that is exactly what Charles Manson tried to do with his crimes. He wanted to start a race riot. So if you don't believe things like this happen, they do. I wish the ending had more closure, but as in real life, some crimes do not have closure nor do we ever get to the truth.
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BrandyReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Juvenile
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A bunch of people who can't act do really stupid things and get killed violently one by one. Same old, same old. Avoid this one.
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Jennifer KuehlReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
a real wet fart of a movie
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as a big fan of horror and true crime and things that aren't terrible i am unable to recommend this movie. this is the kind of bad that isn't even fun to watch. "THE GHOST in the DARKNESS" is the film equivalent to a drunken, nonsensical, auto-corrected text from a friend you fell out with three years ago. BIG WAIST of your THYME.
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erdropoffReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
it tried
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It started out ok, however the acting seemed to get worse and then the "ghost" who looked like a ninja just showed up. When the police are called they send one!?!?!? It had potential but far missed the mark.
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GladiatorReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time
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Kept waiting for it to pickup and get better. Lots of information that really wasnt relevant to the story that was just filler and by the end I was ready for it to be over and move on to something else even though the movie was only an hour long. I normally like any kind of horror movie even the cheesy kind but this was just a waste of time. Dont waste your time on this one its not worth it.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Total waste of time
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Nothing to like. Total waste.
Jeannine D PerraultReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Actresses were excellent
The content will best appeal to the Gen Zs. The acting was really great in this short film. This director portrays women as strong without overdone perfect appearances. If you have ever been present when a movie is being made, you start to appreciate the difficulties and talent that goes into making movies. The director/producer/cinematographer is multi-talented, chooses actors who are very talented, and creates something that appeals to the audience intended and beyond.
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