Cheesy, CGI-Saturated Trailer For Darin Scott’s Dark House

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DarkHouseI’m not entirely sure if the laughs derived from the trailer for Darin Scott’s upcoming horror endeavor “Dark House” were intentional or not, but it certainly left me wanting more. A lot more. To be brutally honest, had genre icon Jeffrey Combs not been a member of the cast, I would have completely ignored this campy, “Thirteen Ghosts”-inspired knock-off and immediately dismissed it from my short-term memory. As it stands, the movie has piqued my interest, though perhaps not in the way its cast and crew would have hoped. Sorry about that. Either way, it’s always a treat to see Combs hamming it up in a horror flick, low-budget schlock or not.

Here’s a closer look at the story:

A group of young actors is recruited to work for the ‘Dark House,’ a new haunted house attraction built by impresario, Walston Rey. His revolutionary new holographic system projects images of monsters throughout the house in an infinite number of variations. Walston has deliberately chosen a house which fourteen years before was the scene of a grizzly massacre perpetrated by Ms. Darode. Slowly the group begins to realize that things are not what they appear. The house locks down and the attractions begin to attack the actors with murderous intent as they frantically work to shut down the system and understand what happening. Could it all be just a computer malfunction and an attempt to ruin Walston or has the spirit of Ms. Darode returned to take care of some unfinished business.

Fascinating. The trailer has been included below for your convenience, though do stop by the official website for even more “Dark House”-related mayhem.


Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Wow. That doesn’t look too bad. LOL. Doesn’t look very goood either. Cheesy efx is an understatement!!! But I’m with you. I’d netflix it just to watch Combs ham it up.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Wow. That doesn’t look too bad. LOL. Doesn’t look very goood either. Cheesy efx is an understatement!!! But I’m with you. I’d netflix it just to watch Combs ham it up.

  • Dedpool

    Wow. That doesn’t look too bad. LOL. Doesn’t look very goood either. Cheesy efx is an understatement!!! But I’m with you. I’d netflix it just to watch Combs ham it up.

  • Flickdog

    Just so you know, all the humor in the film is definitely intentional. You can find a couple of reviews at:

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

  • Flickdog

    Just so you know, all the humor in the film is definitely intentional. You can find a couple of reviews at:

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

  • Flickdog

    Just so you know, all the humor in the film is definitely intentional. You can find a couple of reviews at:

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

    http://www.horror.com/php/article-2567-1.html

  • Flickdog

    Actually, all the humor in the trailer and the film is intentional. The film is full of snarky humor that goes with it’s spooky-fun style.

  • Flickdog

    Actually, all the humor in the trailer and the film is intentional. The film is full of snarky humor that goes with it’s spooky-fun style.