7 days of darknessMidnight Releasing

In 2008, six reality television contestants spent seven nights in an abandoned and haunted asylum. The show never aired but an editor for the network was able to piece together some footage. The prize for staying all seven nights was a share of one million dollars that was to be split amongst any contestants that didn’t leave. No prize money was ever awarded.

Okay, so right off the bat, after hitting “play” on 7 Nights Of Darkness, I’m greeted with the above text, telling me what follows was what was found after a reality show taped inside an abandoned mental asylum and cobbled together.

Urge to kill, rising…RISING…fallingRISING!

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Nooooo, that premise has NEVER been done before! I’ve NEVER had to sit through DOZENS of these kind of found footage movies! I DON’T MIND HAVING MY INTELLIGENCE INSULTED BY HACK MOVIE MAKERS! I especially have NO PROBLEM sitting through yet ANOTHER derivative piece of CRAP yet again!

Okay, okay, deep breaths here. I’ve barely made it through the opening text. Maybe 7 Nights Of Darkness won’t be as bad as I think it will be. It’s only…90 minutes?!? Aw, maaaaaan.

Well, I’ll give it this: 7 Nights Of Darkness, despite being derivative and highly unoriginal in the concept, story and execution, wasn’t as utterly painful as I was expecting. Mostly this is due to the actors being a bit more competent with their parts that what I’ve come to expect from low budget horror. And, I’ll admit, there were some halfway decent creep-out moments in this. Overall, it wasn’t bad…well, not as bad as it could have been, but not exactly a great waste of 90 minutes either. See it once, and then promptly forget it.