The last blow is about to fall. And yet there is another chance. Allegiances can be changed once more before the ultimate doom. Choose now, and choose well. Or you will fall. This is an alternate history tale, set in spring and summer ofand the first part of the Third Realm Trilogy. From April 30th on, the day when this tale starts, events are different from how they really were. Nonetheless, I have made a few changes to earlier events to have three more characters play an active role in this narrative:.
On May 27than attempt on the life of Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo chief and Czech governor, was made. The Czech rebels almost succeeded, but only almost. Heydrich barely survived.
Yet Himmler, concerned about his deputy man, had the governor exchanged, and while Heydrich, still in a bad condition, and his family returned to Germany, his former post was taken by Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
Yes, owing to my sister's pleas, Heydrich is still alive. He will make his appearance in one of the later chapters. After July 20thwhen the conspiracy to kill Hitler failed and was unmasked, many were taken in front of the National Court. Although many were plotting against him and would have been glad to see him dead, the miracle happened: he won the trial, thanks to the support of Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, who wouldn't leave his old friend in times of need.
Yet as a consequence, the two of them won themselves the dire hatred of Roland Freisler, president of the National Court. Freisler himself, though almost killed during one of the many air raids on Berlin, swore revenge: He would not rest until Rommel and his mighty protector were found guilty of treason in front of the National Court's judges.
However, he has not had his chance yet. And now, the darkest hour of the German Realm has The Darkest Night Of All I have her leave to use them all And don't call me a Nazi in your reviews or tell me about all the bad things Hitler has done; I know about them.
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The schisma between the Allied Forces has come earlier than expected, and Hitler's men find themselves in a situation where a friend is hard to tell from a foe. And the war continues Introduction This is an alternate history tale, set in spring and summer ofand the first part of the Third Realm Trilogy. Nonetheless, I have made a few changes to earlier events to have three more characters play an active role in this narrative: On May 27than attempt on the life of Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo chief and Czech governor, was made.
I have her leave to use them all :- And don't call me a Nazi in your reviews or tell me about all the bad things Hitler has done; I know about them. Steven confesses he and Michelle also had an affair. Michelle later told him she had found an easy way to ascend magically into " heaven " along with the whole family.
Earlier, she had cast a spell on everyone there. However, these rites actually required human sacrificemutilation and torture. When Michelle realized her "god" had deceived her, she killed herself.
Susan reads from the book that in the final rite a man and woman must wed, and then the bride has to castrate her groom. Trying to break the magic spell, Susan leads them all in a seance, calling on Michael and requesting release. Michael appears and goes to Steven. Both disappear. Finally, Susan finds that Ken is dead too, and only she is left.
She places her engagement ring on his finger with a ring she gave him. Then he vanishes like all the others. The television flickers on again. They see the pagan cult robed in white, gathering outdoors around an altar. Before all, Ken and Michelle make love. She proceeds to castrate him as a human sacrifice. The set then shows a picture of the entire family, robed and near the altar, without Susan and Justin.
The scene slowly dissolves. A robed Susan and Justin now stand with the rest of the family. In the final scene the journalistDanny, is still among the original ruins with the work crew, as at first. DJ Perry is an American actor. All the other actors are Filipino:.
The screenwriter and producer of Darkest NightRuss Williams originally from Tennessee had lived in Los AngelesCalifornia, for more than 20 years before moving to Southeast Asia in Also a lover of Asian horror films, he came up with the idea of combining traditional American horror film tropes and concepts with the classic Asian ghost story as represented in Japanese horror films like The Ring Ringusee Ring filmPulse Kairo, see Pulse film and Ju-on: The Grudge Ju-on They were always dark, fragmentary, claustrophobic and chaotic.
I never had control over what my 'mental camera' actually saw. While dreaming, I felt like I was autistic in almost every sense of the word, unable to control myself while in that terrible world.
In fact," he added, "My nightmares never look like a 15 million-dollar production. Nightmares portray some of our most deeply held fears, especially about family, according to the famous American horror observer, Joseph Maddrey. For example, he explains the huge appeal of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise original directed by Wes Craven as a result of its exploiting these fears.
The result is a formula for heart-sick, demoralizing fear. During the film, although supernatural dangers abound, the viewer slowly realizes that the film's story is about a desperate, truly dysfunctional family, The Darkest Night Of All.
Loved ones sought to rely on in a crisis instead lash out, buckle or commit outright betrayal. After moving to Kuala LumpurMalaysiain MayWilliams sought to produce a film there based on an older Horror film screenplay he had previously written, titled Out of Time. This script was about an isolated family that fell prey to black magic induced by a family member. After coming across a Malaysian urban legend type ghost story, he decided to combine the subject matter of the script with this story.
As Williams learned more about this legend, he discovered many similarities between the plot of Out of Time and the reported stories of the "disappeared" family. In personal interviews with the press, Williams does not assert that Darkest Night is based on a true story.
The Darkest Night Of All, he has said he believes the Malaysian story is a valid account. When asked, Williams refuses to give the name of the family in this urban legendciting privacy concerns for family members still living in parts of the country. He did extensive research into the various historic Baphomet and similar cults to provide additional background for the story of Darkest Night. The film-making climate of Malaysia proved unsuitable to filming there because of arbitrary government film censorship, so Williams decided to film Darkest Night on locations in the Philippines.
This action, of course, required some location-related rewriting of the script. The characters and general family dynamic in the story remained the same, and the author only made changes necessary to accommodate a different culture, race and nationality. As a result, the final version of the Darkest Night screenplay came about. Darkest Night is the first film from Gothic Pictures International credited in the film as Gothic Productions International, the company's previous name; see "External Links" belowan independent film company now based in Los Angeles.
Russ Williams and Noel Tan, the film's director who is a native of the Philippineswere the co-founders of the company and went on to supervise the making of the film. Tan and Williams worked together closely on this production from January to May Pre-production began in January, and they were able to put together a cast and crew to shoot the film by late April Shooting for the film began on May 2 and lasted 10 days, mostly in and around a rural mansion in Floridablanca, Pampanga in Luzonwhere the entire production group lived together during that time.
For example, while working on the film the film's star, DJ Perry, showed others deep scratches on his back, The Darkest Night Of All they were from an unseen entity. Other cast and crew members claimed that they saw ghostly presences while the house was darkened and quiet during the ten-day film shoot. Post-production for Darkest Night lasted about one year, from June to June and took place in Manila.
Work on this phase of production was delayed and severely hampered by strange events during this entire time. For example, all of the film's later dialog dubbing ADR recordings, see dubbing filmmaking mysteriously disappeared at one point and were never found. Also, much of the visual effects VFX footage and original sound effects recording, as well as footage of several chroma key screen shoots, all simply vanished.
These types of disappearances plagued the film's Post-production almost continually. All other additional footage from the film, digital audio and videois lost. No one has been able to account for these strange losses associated with the film. On November 16,there was a private premiere of Darkest Night in Manila for cast and crew plus their friends and relatives. Again mysterious losses plagued the film, and the director was forced to show an inferior rough cut of the film because no finished video could be found.
The release dates for the film were seriously delayed while another post-production phase during was required before the producers had a fully finished version of the film. Mauro Tumbocon, reported that the original DVD for the film, which he had first received, would not work. Instead he had to preview the film for the festival from an "emergency copy" at the very last minute, before the The Darkest Night Of All could be "officially" scheduled. This company specializes in releasing quality horror film.
Later on, a definite North American release schedule was confirmed for July of that year. The film was accompanied by a "behind the scenes" documentary titled "The Demons Behind Darkest Night. The media response in Manila during the shooting and local premiere was generally favorable.
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