The Dark Tapes

Synopsis: A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity.
Production: Epic Pictures
  17 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min


Humanity is getting closer

to the truth,

to us.

We won't let that happen.

- Ok. I got to go.


- What's that?

- What's that?

It wasn't there before.

- Huh. Weird.

- Why's the door open?

- It's open?

- Oh, come on.

You kidding?

- Where did that come from?

- I,

oh jeez, look at, look!

- What happened here?

- Seriously? I.

- Wow.

Where did this come from?

Do you know?

- Yeah I do know.


it's Steve.

This is ridiculous.

Look at the place.

Look at the place!

- This is bizarre.

- No, it's not bizarre.

It's what happens when

you let Steve, hold on.

This is ridiculous.

- Is this blood?

- Yeah, don't touch it.

Look at this place!

What's going on?

I'm gonna call him again.

- What about that camera?

The camera?

- Steve, you need to, hold on!

Steve, you need to

call me back right now,

this place is a wreck.

Call me back, right now.

- Are you nervous?

- No, I'm ok, how about you?

- A little.

I mean.


You ready?

- Uh?

Flux capacitor.

- Hey, you got

that extra thingy, right?

You ordered it?

You want to explain

what is going on here?

- This is where we're going

to conduct our experiment.

And we have,

well all your cameras

are set-up, which I,

there's a lot of them.


- Don't wanna miss anything.

- Striking.

- You switched out

these fuses, right?

It's kinda weird.

I don't, I don't know what

am I supposed to like?

- Nah, just do your thing.

Just do...

- why don't you

give me the camera?

Why don't you

explain to everyone

what else you've brought us?

- Okay, well,

follow me everyone.

Over here we have my baby.

Now this is a refurbished

customized beta-model

specter v62 video camera.

This is the only kind that

can simultaneously record

and playback super

slow motion video.

- Now you know why we hired you.

- Yeah, I get it.

Look, as long as I get

to direct this shoot

with all of my cameras

and get exclusive rights

to this little seance,

I'm good.

- So, should I look at the lens?

- Straight down the lens, yeah.

Whenever you're ready.

- I'm Nicole Fallek.

I am a doctoral student in

experimental and applied physics.

- And your relationship

with Martin Callahan is?

- I am professor Callahan's

teaching assistant.

And I don't appreciate

the implication.

- My name is Martin Callahan.

Tenured professor of

applied physics at Cal-tech

and the youngest winner

of the Selder prize.

- You also have

a master's in theology.

Would you say that your

experiences in seeing a demon

were somehow divinely related?

- I don't really

call them demons.

I prefer to call them

trans dimensional entities.

- You mean they've experienced

what's known as night terrors?

- Night terrors, yeah.

Night terrors is the western

scientific explanation,

that we are

awaking paralyzed in rem sleep

and somehow hallucinating

these evil entities.

Right, so if that is the case,

then why is it

that every culture,

every single culture,

that we have interprets

it the exact same way?

- Time dilates in rem sleep

by a factor of 10 to 1,000

depending on the

individual and brain waves.

So what we perceive as 10 to

1,000 seconds in dream time

is only one second in

real or awake time.

- These entities, plus

ghosts and spirits,

operate on a different

time dilation.

Somewhere on a factor

of 1,000 and 10,000.

So for every 1,000 to

10,000 seconds of theirs,

or 16 minutes to three

hours in their time,

is equivalent to

one second of ours.

- The human eye can perceive

detail in a lit environment

up to 1/100th of a second.

In darkness,

we can perceive a

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