Darkhunters

DARKHUNTERS. 2004

Director: Johannes Roberts

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



Darkhunters is slowly paced as it unfolds a sordid tale of Hell's black market for lost souls not yet claimed by heaven. Agents of hell compete with one another tracking down ghosts to despatch to hell before heaven's agent finds them & annihilates them from the earth.

The wonderful character actor Dominique Pinon as the tale's primary unclaimed soul is great to see with so much screen time. The story attempts to be poetic & usually avoids being merely pompous. It has humor without losing touch with the tragedy & horror experienced by the lost & brutally hunted souls.

The heavenly angel was far spookier than the ugly demon or the Humphrey Bogart demon (Jeff Fahey), & I suspect heavenly angels really would be scarier. Susan Paterno as the soul-slayer dispatching the semi-dead before Hell can get them plays the role with such severity that I completely believed in her for the duration of this highly original horror film.

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