HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Darkroom

Posted on Thu, Jan 4, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Darkroom
Studio: Anchor Bay
WorkNameSort: Darkroom
With all the M. Night Shyamalan fakes making flicks with twist endings, it's easy to get jaded and apply every road-tested conclusion to the latest mystery-occult movie you're viewing. Maybe I'm getting stupider for watching them, 'cause I didn't foresee this twist in the distance. And it's a good one. A guy who was found wandering in the woods covered in blood hasn't been able to remember anything about his pre-bloodied existence for the last 50 years. He suspects the worst, as he keeps having violent images of a gargoyle-like creature attacking beautiful girls. After testing for a miracle drug that can help restore his memory turns out violently bad, he escapes a mental hospital, becomes homeless and is befriended by a young boy. The punk's wicked stepdad invites the crazy, silent brooding loon to live in the family's tool shed ' it's a buddy-movie combo that Disney, in all its years, never bothered to try. Of special interest to Xena fans, Lucy Lawless plays the kid's meek and mousy mom, totally against type ' and she's a blonde to boot. Incidentally, that's not the twist. I'm not telling you the twist. But mark my words, it'll end in blood! And, yeah, tears.

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Speaking of DVD

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation