D: Sam Raimi
Universal (Robert Tapert)
USA 🇺🇸 1990
W: Chuck Pfarrer, Sam Raimi, Daniel Goldin & Joshua Goldin
DP: Bill Pope
Ed: Bud Smith, Scott Smith & David Stiven
Mus: Danny Elfman
Liam Neeson (Peyton Westlake / Darkman), Frances McDormand (Julie Hastings), Colin Friels (Louis Strack, Jr.), Larry Drake (Robert G. Durant), Nelson Mashita (Yakitoto), Jesse Lawrence Ferguson (Eddie Black)
Comic book style horror about a scientist, hideously deformed after an explosion in his lab, who creates a synthetic substitute for skin which enables him to be a master of disguise and hunt the mobsters who caused the explosion which caused his affliction.
Sam Raimi does a good job directing the rather meagre budgetted movie, utilising the comic book style to get away with cheap looking special effects. The performances and makeup are very well done though. A decent film for fans and non-fans of the genre.