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->''There's a reading of the will\\
on a dark and stormy niiiiiiiight.\\
Sure hope I don't get killed\\
on a dark and stormy niiiiiiiight.\\
I don't really know\\
who is friend or foooooooooooe\\
on a dark and stormy night.''\\
-- Some of the survivors, at the end of the movie.

''Dark and Stormy Night'' is a 2009 movie by Larry Blamire of ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' fame. It is an homage to the OldDarkHouse movies of the 1930s, complete with LampshadeHanging moments. It features a large cast of stereotypical characters at an OldDarkHouse for the reading of the will of Sinas Cavendar. Some are there to see what they got, and others are there by accident, or are they? During the reading, the lights go out and the lawyer reading the will is killed, leaving in doubt the possession of Sinas' estate. As the night progresses, more and more of the guests in the house are killed off by a mysterious murderer. Can the two ace reporters figure out who's doing it before they are the next victims?

Tread carefully, spoilers abound.

Not to be confused with ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.

!!This movie provides examples of:

%%* AffectionateParody
%%* BookcasePassage
* TheButlerDidIt: Played with. [[spoiler: Jeens is not the murderer, but apparently was involved in some shady business, but "those bodies were never found."]]
* CaptainObvious: Some of Archie's dialogue.
-->Feeding things will keep them alive.
%%* CrustyCaretaker: Archie has aspects of this, although he's actually the cook.
%%* DramaticThunder:
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Kogar the gorilla.
* FrenchMaid: Jane wears a French maid uniform, though it lacks any fanservice. And she has a cockney accent, rather than a French accent.
%%* GreatWhiteHunter: Jack Tugdon is a very [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Colonel Mustard]] take on this trope.
* HauntedHouseHistorian: Characters take turns dumping bits of exposition on us.
* HisNameIs: Inspector Riley's sole scene is arriving at the front door, stating that he knows who the murderer is and dying when the lights suddenly go out (again).
* HumanHeadOnTheWall: At one point, [[LightsOffSomebodyDies during the brief blackout]], [[spoiler: Jack Tugdon]] is killed, his head taxidermied, and mounted on a wall
* HumbleGoal: All Happy the cabbie wants is the thirty-five cents Faraday owes him.
* InTheHood: [[spoiler: Both killers wear hooded robes.]]
%%* IntrepidReporter: Two of them, Billy Tuesday and 8 O'clock Farraday.
%%* TheJeeves: Jeens.
%%* KnifeNut: Archie
* LightsOffSomebodyDies: Used to the point of a RunningGag. At one point, during the brief blackout, [[spoiler: Jack Tugdon]] is killed, [[HumanHeadOnTheWall his head taxidermied, and mounted on a wall]]. Towards the end of the film, the characters aren't even surprised anymore.
%%* MadwomanInTheAttic: [[spoiler: Thessaly, who is Sinas Cavendar's daughter.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Ray Vestinhaus, who is really a cop.]]
%%* OldDarkHouse:
%%* OverlyLongGag: "Have you the letter?"
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: What do you do when you're looking through the peephole and notice that someone else is looking through another peephole on the other side of the gallery?
%%* RichBitch: Pristy.
* SpookySeance: It's really not very scary, though. They summon Marvin Kaplan, who tells them nothing useful.
-->It's really bad. And nasty.
* StylisticSuck: Most of the film is pretty deliberately campy, but extra credit goes to Larry Blamire's performance as Ray.
* UpperClassTwit: Both Lord Partfine and Burling Famish Jr. play different types of twist: Partfine is the silly ass, while Burling is the disreputable cad.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: The police admit that they knew what was going on, but they let everyone get murdered to solidify their case against the murderer. They don't get chewed out, ''per se'' but the reporters are rather bewildered that the cops would just let it happen.]]