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      Dark and Stormy Night

      2009 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 65% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A family is killed off one by one during the reading of a will in the 1930's. Read More Read Less

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      Craig G Ever wonder what would happen if the Bowery Boys did a 1930s screwball comedy in a haunted house? Here's your chance. It's brilliant. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/24 Full Review Audience Member A hilarious send-up of 30's old spooky house films. Some of the most absurd dialogue ever put to film, a great cast, and an unrelenting sense of fun. A must see for fans of Larry Blamire, as well as pretty much every fan of absurdist comedy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An amazing tribute to the "old dark house" films of the early years of Hollywood (eg. The Bat Whispers, The Cat and the Canary, The Old Dark House, etc - all of which I've reviewed). Many people who don't know one another show up for a nighttime reading of a will in a large mansion. Some of them start to die as suspicion is is cast on the different remaining hopeful beneficiaries of the will. Definitely lovingly made as the creators (cast and crew from Lost Skeleton of Cadavara) sure knew the source material well! (Clue and Murder by Death are other film examples which use this trope.) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member A hilarious and original spoof of a beloved film genre--Salute to 1930s Mystery!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Larry Blamire is sort of the Christopher Guest of kitsch--his movies are silly, affectionate parodies of old B-movies, such as The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (still his best) and sequel, Trail of the Screaming Forehead and this movie. He utilizes the same cast of funny, talented (and under-appreciated) actors in all these works, and Dark and Stormy Night uses this to full advantage. It's the weakest of his films (the production design and cinematography are both pitch-perfect recreations of the old dark house movies he riffs on here, but the jokes often fall flat and Blamire's deliriously circular trademark dialogue only sporadically elicits laughs), and is at least ten or so minutes too long, but it's still a passably entertaining bit of silliness. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member i like this director...but in this one...i slept :) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A family is killed off one by one during the reading of a will in the 1930's.
      Director
      Larry Blamire
      Executive Producer
      James N. Perry Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Larry Blamire
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 15, 2016