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Title: A Light in the Darkness
Release Date: 10/24/2006
Label/Distributor: Indican
Rating: R (Restricted)
Retail Price: $21.99
Genre: Horror Cast: Matt Terzian, Troy Beyer, Karen Black, Troy Winbush, Geoffrey Lewis, Trevor Davis (II), Antonia Aljuwani, Joel Polis, John Ross Clark, Richard Blackbear, Walter Ruiz, Alfred Mazza, Dean Webster, Robert Axelrod, Jay Harik, Phil Terzian, Dennis Grimmett, Scott Burkett, Eric Martinez (III), Michyl-Shannon Quilty
Director: Marshall E. Uzzle
DVD Video Options: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
DVD Audio Options: English, Original Language
UPC Code: 825284200270


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By Ed Hulse -- Video Business, 10/9/2006

Story Line: Released from a mental institution after a lengthy confinement, Taylor Melnick (Matt Terzian) still suffers from hallucinations revolving around his late, tyrannical mother (Karen Black). He's also forced to cope with problems created by his scheming Uncle Stanley (Geoffrey Lewis) and alcoholic housekeeper Kira Hansen (Troy Beyer).

Bottom Line: There are some effective sequences in Light in the Darkness—especially the hallucinations in which Terzian's character is tormented by his shrewish mother—but on the whole, this thriller offers very few thrills. Director Uzzle strings together scenes without much thought to pace or suspense, and viewers will have trouble figuring out how they are supposed to feel about Taylor, who comes off as sympathetic in some instances and menacing in others. Competently made with some nice location lensing, Light is far from a disaster, but it might satisfy only the genre's strongest devotees.

Color, R (mature themes, language, violence, nudity), 99 min., DVD $21.99
DVD: no extras
Street: Oct. 24, Prebook: now
First Run: L, April 2002, NA
Director: Marshall E. Uzzle

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