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Arise from Darkness (2016)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 16 July 2018 (China)
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Based on the early events of psychic Lazaro Ruben Torres, clinically declared dead five times. In the process of trying to reconnect with his daughter, Lazaro discovers the man who killed her.


La Raza, Zachary Laoutides (co-director) | 1 more credit »


Zachary Laoutides (original story)
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Credited cast:
Zachary Laoutides ... Lazaro
Samuel Younan ... Mark
Elizabeth Martinez Elizabeth Martinez ... Homeowner
Sharo Yousif Sharo Yousif ... Ernesto
Nathalie Mendoza Nathalie Mendoza ... Child Ghost
Emmanuel Isaac ... Aaron
Sol Camorlinga Sol Camorlinga ... Mother
Eliel Alvarado Ramirez Eliel Alvarado Ramirez ... Child Ghost
Alex Villarreal Alex Villarreal ... Henchman
Mickey Synteklas Mickey Synteklas ... Mini
Mónica Esmeralda León ... Jessica (as Mónica E. León)
Amparo Sanchez Amparo Sanchez ... Brujua
Claudia T. Ramirez Claudia T. Ramirez ... Client
Nathan Ayala Nathan Ayala ... Doctor
Elijah Wiesner Elijah Wiesner ... Child Ghost


Based on the early events of psychic Lazaro Ruben Torres, clinically declared dead five times. Lazaro a neighborhood medium inherits psychic abilities after a tragedy visits him and his daughter leaving her dead. Lazaro is determined to develop his gift trying to reconnect with his daughter. In the process he discovers the man who killed her. Written by Ave Fenix Pictures

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16 July 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

When My Eyes Go Dark See more »


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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Creepy Art Show
17 January 2017 | by keyadsSee all my reviews

The film is definitely creepy and the film is definitely art house. If I'm going go judge the film on it's actual form 'art house' (which I'm doing) then I did enjoy the strange trip.

The movie is a thriller, tied into the paranormal and shot artistically, at times moving into black and white. I enjoyed the aged film look, at times shaky and blurring documentary style. The soundtrack really helps this style evolve (it can be a bit draggy at times) and keeps you interested in the journey of Lazaro Torres the psychic who died five times.

This film comes from the same studio who made the movie called Adios Vaya Con Dios, taking a gangster genre and making an art house film with UK rock music (UK rock/ambient music is also being used again). Some people are going to like the experimental nature of what this studio, perhaps screenplay writer and actor Zachary Laoutides is trying to accomplish. However, if you're looking for a commercialized film that is sharp and shot with the RED camera, you've come to the wrong place.

Arise from Darkness is a dirty, gritty, throw back film that has mainly silent performances over supposed 'real' demonic voices. Interesting to say the least… For all you indie filmmakers and those who are fans of the paranormal this will be your cup of tea. Overall I'm glad movies like these exist and find their way into the mainstream.

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