Alone in the Dark

Theatrical Release: January 28, 2005
Alone in the Dark


Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) and 19 other young orphans were subjected to evil, occult experimentation carried out with the aid of a nun at the orphanage. As an adult, he becomes an investigator of supernatural mysteries in this horror film adapted from an Atari video game.

When a container made of gold is recovered from the ocean floor, greedy men take over the find and, upon opening the container, unwittingly release a strange evil, re-igniting the atrocities done to the children who are now adults. While investigating the death of a friend on Shadow Island, Carnby searches the remains of an ancient civilization and finds clues that help him unravel a mystery leading back to his horrific childhood. Aided by his assistant and ex-girlfriend Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), he discovers that an army of evil creatures have passed through an open gate between the light and the dark. With the help of government agents, they unleash a war against the dark forces of evil.

Dove Review

I’d hate to put down a movie like this, but “Alone in the Dark” is just plain terrible. The film is not developed very well, and when combined with some bad acting (see Tara Reid) and boring creatures (which look like mutated raptors from Jurassic Park), you get a waste of perfectly good film reels. Well, here’s your warning: I was alone in the dark theater during a prime-time showing so that should tell you something. Use your money instead for renting two good movies from the movie store.

As expected, due to the plot this film does not get awarded with the Dove seal. There are close to fifty profanities and probably close to that many deaths also. Tara Reid’s acting should be added to the objectionable content. I hope the producers got a discount. There is lots of gunfire and people are killed in various gruesome ways by the creatures. I do not recommend that anyone view this movie, for any reason at all.

Content Description

Sex: Sex scene (no nudity, however implied).
Language: S-10; F-9; OG-5; J-3; H-8; A-3; B-1.
Violence: Many creatures killed via gunfire; several people killed - some wounds shown; men fighting; man stabbed with pipe; man stabbed with knife.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Woman shown in bra.
Other: None


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Uwe Boll
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Bradley B. Klinge