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Cast: Allen Kellogg, Meredith Kochan, Larry Nehring, Tom Sperry Jr., Jennifer Mae Hoffman, Andrew Richardson
In 2008 six reality television show contestants spent seven nights in an abandoned and haunted asylum. The show never aired but an editor for the network was able to piece together some footage. The prize for staying all seven nights was a share of one million dollars that was to be split amongst any contestants that didn't leave. No prize money was ever awarded.
"7 Nights of Darkness: takes us through all seven nights as these six very different people each with their own reasons for being there attempt to stay the full seven days and collect the prize money. The film takes it's time at first, setting up the basic story and introducing us to all six characters which is important so that you have some invested interest in the film. Once you get past the first night it begins to pick up as strange things begin to happen and contestants begin disappearing.
There's been so many movies like this one made it's hard to keep track of which is which but this one has quite a bit going for it. Shot on an obvious low budget Director, Allen Kellogg does a terrific job creating a story that is creepy and entertaining plus He makes the best of his surroundings and cast. The cast also did a terrific job playing out their characters in a realistic way, they are all really believable. Also the fact that the film was shot in a actual haunted asylum dating back to the civil war really helps in creating the atmosphere needed. The film has a number of good scares in it, both seen and unseen and like I stated before the cast did an amazing job reacting to it all making it that much more believable and frightening.
It seems like the found footage-approach has been done to death but "7 Nights of Darkness" brings a bit of freshness to it all by giving it a reality TV theme. It's not perfect but the film contains enough scares and the dialogue is well written and it even contains a few laughs as well to lighten the mood. If you like these kind of horror movies then I recommend picking this one up, it's a pretty entertaining film that is sure to please all fans.
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Released by Midnight Releasing
*** 1/2 Out Of *****