Alone in the Dark II (film)

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Alone in the Dark II
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Directed by Michael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
Produced by Uwe Boll
Ari Taub
Written by Michael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
Based on Alone in the Dark series
by Infogrames
Starring Rick Yune
Rachel Specter
Lance Henriksen
Music by Jessica de Rooij
Cinematography Zoran Popovic
Edited by Joe Pascual
Production
company
HJB Filmproduktion
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
Brooklyn Independent Studios
Hans J. Baer Filmproduktion
Distributed by Splendid Film & WVG Medien GmbH (Germany)
High Fliers Video Distribution (UK)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (US)
Release date
  • September 25, 2008 (2008-09-25) (Germany)
  • January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Germany
Language English

Alone in the Dark II is a 2008 German-American horror film starring Rick Yune, Rachel Specter and Lance Henriksen. The film was directed by Peter Scheerer and Michael Roesch. It is a sequel to Uwe Boll's 2005 film Alone in the Dark, although it features an entirely new cast and a story that is unrelated to the original film.

Alone in the Dark II was filmed in New York City and Los Angeles. It is loosely based on the Infogrames' Alone in the Dark video game series.

Plot[edit]

Former witch-hunter Abner Lundberg (Lance Henriksen) is forced to come back to fight his old nemesis, a century-old dangerous witch out on the prowl again. This time, Lundberg joins forces with Edward Carnby (Rick Yune) and they attempt to track down the dangerous witch Elisabeth Dexter (Allison Lange).

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Release and reception[edit]

The film was released in Germany on September 25, 2008, in the United Kingdom on July 27, 2009[1] and in the United States on January 26, 2010.[2][3] An American Blu-ray release is sold exclusively by Best Buy.[4]

Reviewing the film for IGN, R.L. Shaffer wrote: "Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark did not require a sequel. Critics hated the film. Fans hated the film. ... Thankfully though, Alone in the Dark II is actually a much better film than the first. It's a touch light on action, and the setting is far more limited in terms of production design, but the tone is a little more in keeping with the ideas of the game franchise. ... Look at Alone in the Dark II more as a reboot than a sequel and it plays OK."[5]

Jim Sterling (a popular youtube critic) reviewed the film along with Conrad Zimmerman on his podcast, remarking that the film was terrible enough that it was hard to believe there could be worse films and noting the film was poor enough that his opinion may even end up on the article itself, although sarcastically so. [6]

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