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To instantly up the flick's "cool quotient", Jane pulls double duty and stars in the thing as well. He plays a sort of "drifter"-type character who's just gotten hitched in Vegas to a blackjack dealer (the absolutely gorgeous Lauren German). You could tell that Jane was also very keen on his female lead's attributes because he makes excellent use of the camera while conveying sumptuous shots of her smooth, supple skin. This proved to me that Jane definitely has a knack for directing. He truly created his own unique "canvas" for showing us the story of DARK COUNTRY. His use of colors and lighting were outstanding and really enhanced the whole noirish vibe he was going for.
Another excellent aspect that helped further feed the noir factor was the total trip of a score by composer Eric Lewis. At some points it was nice and snappy, and then it would completely switch gears to a couple of harsh booms once the scary settled in. Now, about the scares: this definitely wasn't the straight-forward slasher horror I was at first expecting. It's way more of a Twilight Zone type of tale with just a touch of cool gore added in for bloody good measure.
The brunt of the red stuff came constantly front and center with the flick's main antagonist, affectionately named "Bloodyface". Great name and great look! In terms of f*cked up facades, this dude takes the friggin' cake. Very weird, trippy shit! What pissed me off, though, was the major lack of screen time Mr. "Bloody" had. I would have preferred that the movie concentrate solely on the newlywed couple being terrorized by this massive headwound of a psycho.
I'm not saying the story we do get is complete crap. I was just damn into that bad guy! And about said story. It's a slow burn of a mystery that doesn't truly get crazy until perhaps the last ten or fifteen minutes when All Star, Ron Perlman, shows up on the scene as an old-time desert deputy. He owned what little screen time he had, for sure! I just wish that when the "big twist" was revealed, it had a few more details to help back it up. Did I mind the twist? Absolutely not. It just left a few too many unanswered questions for me to really get rocked by it.
Audio English 5.1 Dolby Digital, with Spanish subtitles
A really informative Commentary with Jane, screenwriter Tab Murphy, and producer Patrick Aiello. I really appreciated Mr. Jane's honest assessment of his film which included a fair share of actual criticisms of things that could have been better. This guy really knows his shit and was a delight to listen to.