The amiable and fun-loving guy from "Innerspace" as a...deranged killer?  The lovable Dennis Quaid headlines the new to Blu-ray thriller "Beneath The Darkness," out this week from Image Entertainment.  Check out the bodies buried below!




   Title: "Beneath The Darkness"

   Grade: 1

   Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Tony Oller, Dennis Quaid

   Director: Martin Guigui

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 96 minutes

   Release Company: Image Entertainment





The Flick: Let me begin by saying I’m an uber-Dennis Quaid fan.  "Innerspace," "D.O.A.," "Enemy Mine," "Great Balls of Fire!" and even the highly underrated "Switchback" all feature amazing Quaid work.  Unfortunately "Beneath the Darkness" is not amongst those gems.  It's a dull, trite and paint-by-numbers thriller that shames Quaid’s list of stellar acting credits.  His evil creepy neighbor with secrets is so clichéd and over-the-top that it makes Chucky of "Child’s Play" fame seem like nuanced work.  It also doesn’t help that his teen counterparts in the film all look and feel the same, complete with good looks and limited acting ability.  Though some of the blame has to go to Director Martin Guigui, as Quaid has already proven his acting salt and seems to have been led astray this time out.  I say take a page from the Terry O’Quinn Stepfather book of bad guy – don’t play the creep, BE the creep.

Best Feature: The only feature on this guy is a ‘Behind the Scenes’ featurette that’s nothing more then some fly on the wall shots of shooting the film – no insight or interviews of any kind.

Best Hidden Gem: Must be really hidden – I couldn't find it!

Worth the Moola: Only the really hard up or seriously bored will appreciate this one – beneath the darkness lies a bad movie.