James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
ALONE IN THE DARK (18)
D: Uwe Boll
Lions Gate/Boll KG/Herold/Brightlight Pictures (Shawn Williamson)
Canada/Germany/USA 🇨🇦🇩🇪🇺🇸 2005
W: Élan Mastai, Michael Roesch & Peter Scheerer [based on the video game by Infogrames]
DP: Mathias Neumann
Ed: Richard Schwadel
Mus: Reinhard Basser, Oliver Lieb, Bernd Wendlandt & Peter Zweier
Christian Slater (Edward Carnby), Stephen Dorff (Richard Burke), Tara Reid (Aline Cedrac)
Based on a popular video game, which I can only presume is much more fun than this shocking excuse for a movie, which doesn't even do the basics of fundamental filmmaking convincingly.
Christian Slater plays a paranormal investigator who is trying to solve a mystery when he accidentally unleashes invisible beasties with a vulnerability to light (seriously) into the world.
This is one of those terrible movies which leaves no stone of badness unturned, featuring an absolutely pathetic excuse for an acting performance from Tara Reid and directed by a man dubbed the German Ed Wood (Uwe Boll).
It's astonishing to believe that the special effects budget for this movie was $10m. Presumably the money was spent on copious amounts of cocaine.
This is completely unrelated to the 1982 horror of the same name.