Beneath the Darkness

Synopsis: In Smithville, Texas, the teenagers Brian, Abby, Travis and Danny are classmates of the Smithville High School and best friends. One day, they are reading Macbeth for a class and they decide to investigate the rumors that the house of the mortician Ely Vaughn is haunted by ghosts. They see shadows in the upper window and they break in the house to see what is happening and they see a corpse lying on the bed; however, they are surprised by Ely that kills Danny, pushing him to fall off the staircase. Nobody believes in the teenagers since Ely is a respectable citizen, but Travis and Abby decide to prove that the undertaker is a psychopath. Will they be successful in their intent?
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Martin Guigui
Production: Image Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Come on, let's go.

Come on.

Pick a spot.

Take a dump.

Let's go.

Who's that?



Hey, Vaughn.

Hey, Jack.

I see he's got you

well trained.

Who's walking who, right?


How you, uh...

how you holding up?

It's day by day, you know.

But I'm gonna be all right.

Yeah, these things take time.


Well, exercise helps.

I've been running a lot.

And I've been lifting weights.

Can you tell?

I got two tickets

to the gun show.

You're a funny son

of a bitch, Vaughn.

No, I mean I got two

tickets to the gun show.

Now look, I've got my van

parked right down the street.

You and I are going

to take a little jog.

What's this about, man?

I think you know

what this is about.

No, I don't know

what this is about!

I think you do... know...

what... this... is... about!

Turn your ass around...

and we're gonna

run up the road.

All right, Vaughn.

Come on.

Turn around.

Turn around!

Let's go.

Damn it, Vaughn!

Turn around.

Let's go.

Go home, Max.

All right!

Come on, let's go come on...

We're gonna jog.

We're gonna jog.


What are you doin'?



Let's go.


Come on, let's go.


Almost done.

You dug that pretty quick.

But then again,

it is fresh dirt.

All right. One more.

One more.

All done.

Put the shovel right over here.

Right there.


Come on...


Open it.

Oh, Jesus Christ.

No, man.

Open it.

Don't make me do this, friend.

Open it.


What the f*ck?




Vaughn, don% do this, man.

Look... I swear to God...

no one's going to know

anything about this.

I'll never tell anybody.

I'll never tell a soul.

Oh. Oh, please.

Please. Oh, no.

Please don't do this.

Vaughn! Look, man,

we go way back!

What, it's gonna be

our little secret?

Yes, it is.

I don't think so.

Come on.

I'll tell you what,



I'll leave the light

on for you.








I don't have air!

So someone give me an impression

of The Telltale Heart.

Who wants to start?


I thought the blue

eye was kinda cool.


Anything else?

He really loves

exclamation points.

All right.

Hey, Travis.

What about you?

What is Poe really telling

us about this murderer?

Hmm. I don't know.

Oh, come on, Travis...

we don't have optional

participation in this class.

Say you were encouraging a friend to read it.

What would you tell him?

I'd say... you're inside

this killer's head.

The longer you're in it,

the scarier it gets.

Why is it scary?

Because he's crazy.

Are you sure?

Well, he keeps

telling us that he's not.

Abby, what do you think?

I would have

to agree with Travis.

He's definitely crazy.

Anyone that would kill somebody

just because they had a funny eye.

Damn right. And he

slab-chops the dude.

So, Brian, you're saying he

cuts him into little pieces.

Right. Then he hides it

all underneath the floor.

So why would he go to all that

trouble to hide the body...

if he's gonna confess?

I guess because he knew

the cops could hear it.

You know?

The heart beating and all?

But Miss Moore, I don't

think it was beating.

I think he just thought it was

beating because he was mental.

Yeah, he was nuts,

so he was hearing shit.


Okay. Okay.

So what would make somebody

keep hearing something...

a sound, if it's

all in his head...

that would drive

him to confess?


Uh, it was, uh...


Don't forget, we continue

with Macbeth next week.

I want you to review

Act Ill this weekend.

To get us in the mood, Travis

and Abby will do a scene...

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Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Wilkinson is a Christian teacher and author. He was born in New Jersey and graduated from Northeastern Bible College (B.A. and Th. B.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th. M.) and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (D.D.). Early on, Bruce served as a college professor at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon.He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bruce's book, The Prayer of Jabez, remains the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million.Bruce has also served as the publisher and executive editor of ten monthly magazines, with more than 120 million copies distributed. He is the author of the outlines of the books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, and has served as the executive editor of three Bibles.In 1976, Bruce launched Walk Thru the Bible. He has trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change and is a trainer of coaches in the Dream Giver methodology. He launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach, which has recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. Bruce also produced a motion picture about AIDS called Beat the Drum, which has been seen in more than 100 nations and has garnered 30 international awards.After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Wilkinson traveled to Russia to teach in conjunction with the presentation of the Jesus film. Wilkinson served five years as chairman of CoMission, an innovative education ministry in Russia. In 2002, Bruce moved with his family to South Africa and started an organization called Dream For Africa. In that, Bruce launched Heart for Africa, which mobilized First World volunteers to plant more than 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for orphans and the hungry. He also launched a movement to recruit more than 1,000 college students from 11 nations to conduct AIDS training in high schools. He led major tribal and racial and religious reconciliation conferences in Uganda, Namibia and South Africa.Wilkinson founded Teach Every Nation (TEN) in 2013 as the culmination of four decades of 'best practices' learned from his teaching, training, and international leadership and ministry. TEN was formed to provide "innovative, practical and culturally relevant training" for pastors and leaders in the Global South (e.g. areas of Africa, Asia, and South/Central America). Training is provided through technology such as satellite simulcasts, as well as in-person courses on TEN's 2,500-acre training campus located on a wild animal reserve in the Waterberg Biosphere of northern South Africa. Tens of thousands of TEN students have been trained in 100 nations. Training is done in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Persian languages. Known for his expertise in fundraising principles as well as his public speaking skills, Wilkinson has raised over $300,000,000 for other ministries, including colleges, seminaries, mission groups, Bible distribution, evangelism, orphan work, food distribution and more. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Exponential Group. more…

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