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Dark Forces (2004) Horror Movie Review

User Score: 60% Like of 5 Total Votes

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Dark Forces (2004)

Known in the rest of the world as HARLEQUIN, this modern mystical “Svengali” story with a twist has never had a decent home video release. Shot in expressive widescreen Panavision it doesn’t translate well to indifferent pan & scan jobs, like the OOP VHS and U.K. cheapie DVD. Elite has issued a very nice looking 16X9 enhanced scope version with Director and Producer commentary, a nice and informative touch.


David Hemmings, a political hotshot, has a terminally ill son who seems to magically improve under the (seemingly) benign influence of a modern “court jester”, (Robert Powell) who appears at his son’s birthday party as a clown and ends up insinuating his way into a position of influence with his wife and child. If this sounds very Rasputin-like it is, but the story has a few surprises along the way.


If you’ve never seen this gem and like subtle and tense supernatural / suspense stories give it a try.


About Dark Forces (2004)

Title: Dark Forces
Year: 2004
Starring: Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan, Broderick Crawford, Gus Mercurio
Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 95 minutes
Director: Simon Wincer


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