He might be most famous for playing Martin Keamy in LOST, or maybe even his role as one of the crazy Tremor Brothers in Smokin' Aces, but he's been showing up in great movies and TV Shows for the last 15 years, and killing it every time.
Now, he's finally getting to carry a movie all on his own, and that makes us happy. In all honesty, if not for him, we would have probably waited for a while to check this one out.
|IN SMALL TOWNS, FOOTPRINTS DRAW A CROWD.|
|THE BACKWATER VERSION OF STARSKY & HUTCH.|
|EVEN IN THE DARK, YOU CAN EASILY IDENTIFY LUKAS HAAS BY THOSE EARS.|
There's nothing terribly original about the this movie, but it's well-made and handles its subject matter with just the right amount of Horror and impending doom. Surprisingly, this is as much the story of a man in pain as it is a town in mortal danger from unseen forces, and the human element of the film is every bit as compelling as its Horror aspects. In fact, it just might be that human element that made this one feel above average.
The real draw of this movie is Kevin Durand. The guy is a great actor who has played some fantastic supporting characters throughout his career, and it's about time that he finally got to shine in a leading role. Even if it is in a smaller movie. He plays the hero exceptionally well, as evidenced by him being the best part of FX's The Strain, but here he's the main focus, and he pulls it off perfectly. Lukas Haas was pretty solid as the Deputy too, and Nick Damici was as awesome as he always is, even if his role in this one was relatively small.
|FEELINGS. SO MANY FEELINGS.|
Again, we really enjoyed the movie despite its slower pace, but just know that it doesn't offer a lot of solid action until towards the end.
We're also not sure why so much of the movie was cast in a somber hue of blue (or maybe it was cyan), but it felt distracting at times.
|BUTTERNUT STARED OUT INTO THE QUIET BLUE HAZE THAT LAY OVER EVERYTHING, WONDERING WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IN A MOVIE THAT WAS COLORED NORMALLY.|
Had the movie not ended the way that it did, we could have forgiven its slow pace and lack of incident, but as it stands that horrible final shot made us drop our opinion by a almost whole letter grade.
|THAT ENDING WAS FOR THE BIRDS.|
|NIBBLES FROZE IN PLACE, VOWING THAT THE NEXT IDIOT WHO TOUCHED HIM WHILE GETTING THEMSELVES A COFFEE, WOULD FEEL HIS FURRY WRATH.|
Kevin Durand needs to headline more movies, because the dude makes for a hell of a leading man.
|SAME GOES FOR NICK DAMICI.|
Dark Was the Night was hardly a perfect movie, but it was perfectly enjoyable for what it was.
Dark Was the Night is available now on VOD.
Sabina Gadecki and Bianca Kajlich are in this.