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Beneath the Darkness sees bad guy Quaid

DennisQuaid.jpgI like Dennis Quaid in films but he's not often playing the bad guy, in Beneath the Darkness he's doing just that, he's playing a really bad guy and a creepy one to boot. He's a man who is obsessed with his dead wife, so obsessed he keeps her around the house.

However appealing the idea of Quaid leading the film as the bad guy is I'm not totally convinced by the trailer which fails to grab the potential power of some of the moments, particularly of the coffin scenes later on.

Here's the blurb for Beneath the Darkness:

Ely Vaughn (Quaid) is a pillar of the community in tiny Smithville, Texas. The town's mortician, Ely has been revered since his days as the high school's star quarterback. But since the tragic death of his wife two years earlier, Ely has withdrawn from his neighbors, while local teens spread stories of supernatural goings on at Ely's mansion-which is also the funeral home. When high school friends Travis (Oller), Abby (Teegarden), Brian (Lunsford) and Danny (Werkheiser) decide to check out the rumors, they are shocked to see the supposedly grieving widower dancing with a mysterious woman behind the curtains of his bedroom window. Their curiosity aroused, the four teens wait for Ely to leave the house before breaking in to investigate. But instead of finding clues to the woman's identity, they stumble on a grotesque, long-hidden secret. The sadistic mortician next door will now stop at nothing to literally bury his past.

Now have a look at the trailer which comes through TrailerAddict and shows good potential for the film but doesn't seem to deliver.



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