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Arise from Darkness

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Arise from Darkness
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Directed byLa Raza
Produced byMónica Esmeralda León Marius Iliescu
Screenplay byZachary Laoutides
StarringZachary Laoutides
Mónica Esmeralda León
Music byMickey Synteklas
Patrick Edward Fagan
Jay Deane
Christoffer Soreide
CinematographyMónica Esmeralda León
Production
company
Ave Fenix Pictures
Distributed byIndican Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25) (Film Invasion L.A.)
  • January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Arise from Darkness is an American art house paranormal, thriller drama that premiered at Film Invasion L.A film festival as When my Eyes go Dark, its original title.[1] The film was written by and starred Zachary Laoutides.[2][3] The film claims to be the first to use electronic voice phenomena (EVP) recorded by the Archdiocese of Detroit.[4][5][6]

Premise[edit]

The story is based on events surrounding Lazaro Ruben Torres, a neighborhood psychic who assisted the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit to investigate the paranormal. Torres discovers his psychic abilities after his daughter is killed, and then uses these abilities to discover her murderer.[7] The film uses electronic voices of phenomena (EVP) recorded by the Archdiocese during exorcisms to narrate the movie.[8][9]

Cast[edit]

  • Zachary Laoutides as Lazaro
  • Mónica Esmeralda León as Lazaro’s girlfriend
  • Nathan Ayala as the Doctor
  • Samuel Younan as Mark
  • Emmanuel Isaac as Aaron
  • Galilea Mendoza as Maggie

Production[edit]

The film is set in Detroit, and its production was completed in Chicago on June 15, 2015 by Ave Fenix Pictures. It is the second film from executive producer Mónica Esmeralda León and writer and actor Zachary Laoutides.[10][11] The film was scored in Glasgow and Manchester United Kingdom.[12][13]

Release[edit]

Arise from Darkness was the first film to open FILA (Film Invasion Los Angeles) 2016.[14] The film was released in US theaters and worldwide by Indican Pictures on January 16, 2017.[15][6] On the first month of its premiere, IndieWire listed Arise from Darkness as one of the 20 independent films with the highest profits in 2017.[16] Arise from Darkness was later released to Redbox through Lionsgate Films.[17]

Reception[edit]

The film received a four-star review from Inquisitr, saying it had "solid performances".[18] The Levity Ball noted how the film "develops layered storylines, showing commentary on the dangers of occultism and the manipulation of the innocent."[19] Ain't It Cool News also reviewed the movie, calling it "a somewhat dark and fascinating art house tale of the possibility of not only life after death, but also the presence of both God and the Devil."[20]

References[edit]

  1. "Chicagoland's own Latino film studio making its mark in cinema". WGN-TV. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  2. "Actor Zachary Laoutides talks about Adiios Vaya Con Dios in Interview". Inquisitr.com. Inquisitr.
  3. "Former Joliet man releases indie film". theherald-news.com. The Herald News.
  4. "Arise From Darkness: The Voices of Psychic Lazaro Torres Releases Worldwide 2017". The Costa Rican Times. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  5. "Arise From Darkness: The ominous life of a psychic captured through voices and soundtrack". AXS. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "First Look: Arise from Darkness". Dread Central. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  7. "Fox Valley shooting for new film fest, more local movies". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune.
  8. "Arise From Darkness: The Voices of Psychic Lazaro Torres Releases Worldwide 2017". The Costa Rican Times. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  9. "When my Eyes go Dark: Walking the perilous edge between the paranormal and what society calls reality". thatsmye.com. That's My Entertainment!.
  10. "Chicagoland's own Latino film studio making its mark in cinema". WGN-TV. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  11. "Fox Valley shooting for new film fest, more local movies". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune.
  12. "Production company joins forces Manchester, Glasgow, Chicago". bdaily.co.uk. Bdaily.
  13. "Arise From Darkness: The ominous life of a psychic captured through voices and soundtrack". axs.com. AXS.
  14. "2016 Official Selections". Film Invasion Los Angeles. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  15. "January 2017 VOD Releases Include BLAIR WITCH, THE MONSTER". DailyDead.com. Daily Dead.
  16. Erbland, Kate (2017-06-06). "The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2017 (Final List)". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  17. "Arise from Darkness on Redbox". www.redbox.com.
  18. Admin (7 April 2016). "When My Eyes Go Dark: In The Mind Of Good And Evil". Inquisitr. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016.4/5 stars
  19. Boriosi, Marc S. (9 April 2016). "When My Eyes Go Dark: Afraid To Close My Eyes". The Levity Ball.
  20. bug, ambush. "AICN HORROR looks at ALL I NEED! ELOISE! PARENTS! HAVENHURST! ELDER ISLAND! ANTIBIRTH! THE SURVIVOR!". Aint It Cool News. Retrieved 2020-06-20.

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