Flying under the radar for quite some time is BENEATH THE DARKNESS, Martin Guigui's horror flick starring Dennis Quaid as an evil mortician. It comes out the first week of January via Image Entertainment, and to help kickstart your interest we bring you a new poster and trailer (click HERE for an earlier promo trailer). The movie looks okay if a little unexceptional, but Quaid's presence certainly gives it a little lift. What think you?
In BENEATH THE DARKNESS, Ely Vaughn (Quaid) is a pillar of the community in tiny Smithville, Texas. The town’s mortician, Ely has been revered since his days as the high school’s star quarterback. But since the tragic death of his wife two years earlier, Ely has withdrawn from his neighbors, while local teens spread stories of supernatural goings on at Ely’s mansion—which is also the funeral home. When high school friends Travis (Oller), Abby (Teegarden), Brian (Lunsford) and Danny (Werkheiser) decide to check out the rumors, they are shocked to see the supposedly grieving widower dancing with a mysterious woman behind the curtains of his bedroom window. Their curiosity aroused, the four teens wait for Ely to leave the house before breaking in to investigate.
But instead of finding clues to the woman’s identity, they stumble on a grotesque, long-hidden secret. The sadistic mortician next door will now stop at nothing to literally bury his past.
BENEATH THE DARKNESS, which stars Dennis Quaid, Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), Tony Oller, Stephen Lunsford, Devon Werkheiser, Brett Cullen, Amber Bartlett and Dahlia Waingort, will be released theatrically on JANUARY 6, 2012.