Beneath the Darkness 2012

Critics score:
5 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

New York Times: Read more

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: Someone involved with "Beneath the Darkness" has either watched too many horror movies or not enough. Read more

William Goss, A bore sprinkled with hints of hilarity, soon to be buried like so many of its characters. Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: Dennis Quaid goes Psycho in dull Texas-set thriller. Read more

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times: At times it seems the simple ineptitude of "Beneath the Darkness" surely must mask some undercurrent of deeper sophistication and intention on behalf of the filmmakers. Alas, as it turns out, such things never surface. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: The screenplay gets nothing out of the claustrophobic terror of being locked up in that narrow grave, and the "mystery" is obvious from the start. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: [Quaid] needs to resist hamming it up in Z-movies like "Beneath the Darkness," which are beneath him and pretty much everyone else. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: Even Dennis Quaid's uncharacteristic hamming as a mad mortician in a small Texas town can't save this silly, scare-free horror film... Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: You anticipate every scene before it happens and figure out every secret before it's revealed. Read more

Leah Rozen, TheWrap: Read more

John Anderson, Variety: A malformed, would-be horror shocker with a deliriously deranged performance by Dennis Quaid, who unfortunately seems to be the only one onboard who thinks he's in a comedy. Read more

Tim Grierson, Village Voice: Doesn't even have the pulse-pounding excitement of a second-tier Scooby-Doo mystery. Read more