A scientist on the verge of a major discovery in synthetic skin is burned beyond recognition when his laboratory is demolished by a sadistic gang. Altered by an experimental medical procedure, the man known as Darkman begins to assume alternate identities and seeks revenge against his assailants.
Shot in DeLuxe color.
Additional cast: Nelson Mashita (Yakitito); Jesse Lawrence Ferguson (Eddie Black); Rafael H. Robledo (Rudy Guzman); Danny Hicks (Skip); Nicholas Worth (Pauly)
Visual effects miniature sequences by 4-Ward Productions; set design by George Suhayda, and Ginni Barr.
"...An ambitious and self-consciously old-fashioned film....Terrific effects..." (New York Times)
"...[The film] successfully captures the graphic look, rhythm and style of the super-hero books....DARKMAN somehow stays in a comic-book universe: a world of satire and swoony self-caricature..." (Los Angeles Times)
"An elegant admixture of horror and humor, it stars Liam Neeson as Peyton Westlake, a disfigured scientific genius who becomes the tormented antihero of the title." (Wall Street Journal)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "A campy superhero flick that could only be made by Sam Raimi. It's fun, it's gruesome, it's tacky, and it's the ideal midnight movie." (Premiere)