The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness

DVD - 2013
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Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 35 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.
Publisher: 1996 ,
[publisher not identified], [Australia] : [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD GHOS
Characteristics: 1 DVD (109 min.)


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Oct 06, 2018

The film is based on real life events of building a bridge over a river in East Africa where 2 brawling lions rule. Patterson, Val Kilmer, is the builder. Michael Douglas is Remington, a hunter. Patterson kept a journal of the events that occurred during the building of the bridge. I don't want to give the film away, but the story follows the journal. I would not have wanted to have faced those two lions. Great film and scary because of the lions. Highly recommend.

Jul 22, 2018

I highly recommend this movie! It is very entertaining. Based in Africa, the characters in relation to the lion hunt are what makes this movie. As well as the background.

Jun 17, 2018

Three man-eating lions stalk the workmen who are trying to build a railroad through northern Africa. One of my favorite films. The last ten minutes showcase a real lion climbing a tree. Amazing.

Mar 14, 2015

The writing was just ridiculous. To expect the viewer to accept the incompetence of the marksmanship of these buffoons astounds me. They were lions -- not sparrows! As big as a Buick, for crying out loud! Too many misfires and missed opportunities to be plausible for me, sorry.

Jan 21, 2013

One of my favourite films. A bridge being built in Africa at the end of the 19th century forms the backdrop of an astonishing adventure, based on real events. An Irish engineer (Val Kilmer) gets hired to build the bridge by an arrogant businessman (Tom Wilkinson). His work is interrupted by the presence of two lions attacking his workers. Kilmer is ideally cast as the engineer Colonel Patterson, a good husband and impending father who is able to work with people completely outside his culture, and who finds himself in a desperate situation as the killings continue. Michael Douglas plays an exceptional character role as a fictitious hunter brought in to help, a man who doesn't like to hunt but does it because it's what he's good at. Frightening at times, this film really, really gets under your skin, makes you feel like you're there in Africa, and ensures that you'll never quite look at tall savannah grasses the same way again.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 21, 2012

It's amazing how frightening a movie can be without space aliens, monsters, or an underwater beast attacking. Just take two large scary lions, Africa, many men working outdoors on a railroad, and your H0METHEATER. This prove to be the perfect combination for a horror movie. My friend (who loves talking back to the screen) and i both enjoyed this movie. There are some excellent sounds of the lions roaring and some good gun shots. The visuals of the lions take no back seat. The effects of them attacking and eating the men is done well. I still have nail marks in my shoulder when my friend became frighten from the scene of the lions eating the workers. My favorite scene for audio is when Val Kilmer's character sets a trap for the lion while having two professional killers waiting inside the contraption. The sounds the lion makes while facing the two killers in the trap is absolutely amazing!!! This movie is "Sound Freak" approved! Your neighbors will think you have a lion in your home. I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!!!!! A very good story, EXCELLENT sound effects (lions), very good visual effects of lions, and a good cast. A large medium rare steak with onions, green peppers, red peppers, white rice, carrots, biscuts, and a tall glass of red wine.

aaa5756 Sep 14, 2011

B+ Movie!!!!

Sunnchilde Sep 13, 2011

In the beginning of the film, you arrive on the train. You look at the scenery, you think "How beautiful". You get off the train, you look at the long grass and you say "How pretty." At the end of the film, you look at that same long grass. Tell me you don't see something very different. You see death.


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Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

"They Ruled the night, but they also hunted in daylight. Alone. Or together. They had no fear.
I believe this: That they were--- Demons."

Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

"Then you must go, too. And tell the wives of the men who died here.....that you fled with the others because you could not master your fear."

Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

"O King, live forever! My God has sent his angel and has shut the lions mouths that they have not hurt me. Forasmuch as before him innocence was found in me. And also before thee, oh King, have I done no hurt."

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