Matthew Lickona 1 p.m., Oct. 21
Beneath the Darkness
- Rated R | 1 hour, 29 minutes
- Official website
Boogeyman drivel from director Martin Guigui about a mortician (Dennis Quaid) who likes to stock his caskets with his kills. The script aims for juvenile banality and falls short of even that mark, and the acting is a roundup of static delivery and clichéd expressions. But the greatest problem is that the film is devoid of suspense. Every camera angle misses the scene’s intention; every music cue falls flat. The pacing is a mess. Sloppy, uninspired filmmaking. 2012.