Dark Corners (V) release date May 22 2007 studio Anchor Bay director Ray Gower writer Ray Gower starring Thora Birch and Toby Stephens trailer 1 Trailer #1 Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 5 comments Posted By Lyssa284225 on July 9, 2008 @ 8:49 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ WHAT THE FUDGE WAS THAT ABOUT ANYWAYS? it would have been a good movie if it made any darn sense at all. Other than it not making sense ( because i didnt understand it ) it had some good suspensful parts Posted By smileswithoutfaces17 on January 11, 2009 @ 11:03 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This movie was interesting…although very confusing. In the second shot there is what seems to be an old crone sitting in a chair wearing all black listening to a what we think after watching the movie an old voicemail left by her now dead daughter. Another confusing part was how the therapist fitted into the storyline, is he helping Susan? When she fist goes under in his hypnosis tricks she wakes up and wonders how he knew about Karen he pauses and then replies that she must talk in her sleep. Susan’s husband also does this weird pausing before saying a line too long. I watched this with a girlfriend and we couldn’t figure out if he was trying to be creepy? If he was the bad guy? Or if it was bad acting…I love the use of the world doppelganger instead of look-alike for Susan. If they had used that in to TV info then I would have liked the movie much more and the theory of the two girls who were the same but lived in opposite worlds like the film technique of filming Susan’s shots all in very bright camera lighting and Susan’s very dark and dank. In the end I was lead to believe that Karen was either the real person or she was just the sin manifested in a caught parallel universe. The box that was buried in Susan’s yard made no since to me there were just pictures and if Karen herself digging them up had some hidden meaning I didn’t catch it. Also Karen finds an old rusted knife in the box and when she goes into Susan’s house the knife and her hands are covered in fresh blood when she discovers Susan’s body. So before she even opened the box the knife was already covered in rusted blood of a murder she was about to commit in the end Karen goes to investigate the house of Susan and she transforms into first the night stalker then the therapist and then when the husband came in and attacked her I thought that was hilarious. Another confusing concept is when Karen gets seriously hurt in about 3 scenes with the night stalker and then when she wakes up in her bed that night she checks herself and she is not hurt at all. So that would mean that when Susan and her therapist try to make Karen and the dreams stop she has an influence her world but its not enough to kill Karen. At the funeral for both of their dead friends is one of my favorite scenes in the movie, when Susan’s husband appears at Karen’s side I thought that was brilliant they both end up fainting but it shows that both are haunted and both are helpless. The night stalker for Susan is just a horrific background in Susan suburban life, while in Karen’s reality he is a terrifying role I got the since that they had a relationship much like a boyfriend gone wrong he is the man in her life so to speak, he’s Karen’s Dave. Karen’s intelligence was deeply questionable also, what would a girl have to live for when she has no friends no family lives in a rat hole of an apartment and lets herself be tormented by the night stalker again and again. The scene on the bus when all the creepy people stare and her and just start to laugh was my and my friends favorite scene it was very David lynch. Also there are multiple characters that play a part in both realities of Karen and Susan. The lady with the bladder control problems at Susan’s therapist also is a person that Karen sees on her bus route and watches her be tortured by the night stalker, if that part of the movie was just Susan’s therapist trying to make Karen’s disappear again it would make sense that Susan also in her dreams are people she has seen throughout her day. Susan is the more dominant character she has more influence in Karen’s life, Karen is just a poor puppet. I did get the deeply rooted meaning of the odd metaphor of sin is in our dark corners of our minds and its brought up over and over again to punish us. So the movie was well titled. But why did the night stalker kill people from both of their worlds, I believe that he was the only one who knew that Karen and Susan existed so it was an art to him to torture the two parts of one person. i do love confusing movies but ususally only if i can find out the exact meaing of each part and plot twist. it was dark and is worth watching. Posted By dabulk2 on February 13, 2011 @ 9:35 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ A decent film, though confusing. I watched this one not knowing much about it. It had a good cast, yet was confusing throughout…still at the end, I didn’t care enough to try to figure it all out. Posted By Hourglass on August 24, 2011 @ 10:47 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ What is the meaning of “Dark Corners” in a nutshell? One sentence sums it up: “Sin is in our dark corners of our minds and its brought up over and over again to punish us” This movie is truly about the Night Stalker and his personal Hell. Assuming the Night Stalker was killed by Susan (The Blond)’s husband, he awakes in Hell only to suffer an eternity of re-living the last moments of horror from his victims over and over again. Who are the people who follow and make fun of him? I think they are the demons that have placed him in this punishment – the little boy tells Karen (Dark Haired) “You still don’t get it do you?”. At one point, Susan says that “if sins were things, then we would bury them” – this relates to when Karen digs up the “sins” of the Night Stalker – the photos of victims, the bloody knife. It also explains the beginning scenes of the woman in the church and the mother at her daughter’s funeral, these people are also the Night Stalker’s victims and he has to suffer their pain, too. All the other horrors (like the dead man waking with his stiching coming undone) were probably little added goodies from the demons. The reason why the film dabbles into Susan’s life so much is because she had what is considered a “perfect life” – all tools by the demons to raise the Night Stalker’s horror by bringing him to his victim’s level (the lucky pregnancy) only to send him crashing down (brutal murder). Watch the movie again looking for this perspective and it should be very clear. Posted By BiljanaM on October 11, 2011 @ 11:44 am Log in to Reply ☆☆☆☆☆ A little bit pretentious but great atmosphere in movie can’t cover up story flaws. Unfortunately, very promising story falls flat on back at the end which is a shame. Birch was not that great in this role, somehow I could see Cristina Ricci giving much better perfomance as Karen/Susan. All in all, movie is entertaining and it looks good but story has too many plot holes. Watch Salvage instead. It’s much better.