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      Dark Encounter

      2019 1 hr. 38 min. Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller List
      71% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 41% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Mysterious lights appear in the sky one year after the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Will S It's movies like this that enlightens us of the seriousness of our reality and the evils lurking within. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Lana L Acting was credible and professional. All the actors are from England and Scotland! It was fun just watching the movie to listen to them do an American accent, circa 1970s, Pennsylvania--I think it takes place in Pennsylvania if I remember correctly. One can usually depend on the actors from the British Isles to do a first-rate acting job. Writing was good. But it all takes places within a narrow location, so the viewer knows it's a low-budget film. Too bad. This one could have been expanded, with these actors, to be a really fine film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Dan B I Don't understand how people have given this 70%! What a terrible film. Probably one of the worst I've seen. A half baked idea that leaves you incredibly disappointed. Half the movie is in slow motion! It almost felt as if this was written by GCSE drama students. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Will T I made an account because of how bad this movie was, drivel. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review David W A cracking sci-fi horror that's very well acted and has a nice twisty plot. Very good ending as well. Nothing not to like here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review Hugo S Reunited a year after the disappearance of their little girl, a grieving family is threatened by strange lights and other unexplainable phenomena coming from the skies. Intriguing and poignant, "Dark Encounter" rises above most Sci-Fi/horror movies as it delves into the tragedy of a family dealing with the unknown, focusing on the internal conflicts of each character. A remarkable approach to the alien abduction topic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alan Jones Radio Times Spun around an intriguing premise, Strathie's film cleverly draws on genre staples such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind as he deflects attention away from the core twist and the ultimate reveal. Rated: 3/5 Feb 11, 2021 Full Review Amos Efrat Film Threat While I may feel the film is ultimately weighed down by this objective, to its credit, the twist finale totally sticks the landing and reveals that for all its desire to recreate, its strongest quality was its own finely crafted plotting. Rated: 6/10 Jan 8, 2020 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall The film often feels gimmicky, especially when it's trying to push the emotions, but it's still involving. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Anton Bitel VODzilla.co Even if it is presented with luminous visuals and awe-inspiring special effects, this is a harrowing story, exposing the cracks in a family's tight-knit structure. Aug 28, 2019 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film [Carl] Strathie succeeds in demonstrating his skill, but the result is rather overcooked. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 27, 2019 Full Review Kat Hughes THN A haunting and cerebral spin on the alien abduction story, Dark Encounter gets under you skin to truly terrify you before offering some important things to think about. Rated: 4/5 Aug 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Mysterious lights appear in the sky one year after the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl.
      Director
      Carl Strathie
      Executive Producer
      Kirsty Bell
      Screenwriter
      Carl Strathie
      Production Co
      Goldfinch Studios
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 7, 2020
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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