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      The Dark

      2018 1h 35m Horror TRAILER for The Dark: Trailer 1 List The Dark: Trailer 1 The Dark: Trailer 1 2:11 View more videos
      89% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A murderous, undead girl haunts the remote stretch of woods where she was killed decades earlier. One night she discovers a blind boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim's cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws her solitary existence into upheaval, and ultimately forces her to re-examine just how much of her humanity her murderer was able to destroy. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Andrea Thompson Chicago Reader Plenty of filmmakers try to subvert standard horror tropes, but Justin P. Lange, the writer-director making his feature debut with The Dark, actually does a good job of it. Jan 26, 2019 Full Review Teo Bugbee New York Times This is weighty material for a slim film, and the direction by Justin P. Lange is heavy-handed. Mina and Alex seem less like teenagers and more like case studies with traumas rather than personalities. Oct 26, 2018 Full Review Noel Murray Los Angeles Times When "The Dark" clicks (which is often), it's a moving and poetic tale about how neglect and abuse can turn people into freaky beasts, and how love can bring them back. Oct 26, 2018 Full Review Norman Gidney HorrorBuzz The Dark is a horror movie that faces the real horrors of abuse that too many are familiar with. It is slow at times, demanding a little patience from the viewer, but it is worth it. Aug 31, 2022 Full Review Jason Adams The Film Experience The film remains genuinely devoted to unraveling their cycles of abuse even amid all of the axe murder Jul 14, 2021 Full Review Alix Turner Ready Steady Cut Two badly abused teenagers make friends, and help each other look past the traumas that brought them there. One of them is unable to see, and the other may well be dead. Rated: 3/5 Feb 2, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Sheree B Incredibly good acting... a movie about the effects of abuse and the healing power of healthy connections. Alex's literal blindness is metaphor for victims who believe the gaslighting of the perpetrators. Victims can be blinded by the lies and manipulations of abusers and remain with them even when, to others, the need to run is clear. We call this 'fawning' to survive. Mina, on the other hand, turns into a human-hating, hard-hearted zombie who lives in isolation and kills anyone she meets. She is in 'flight and fight' to survive. Metaphor for victims who, due to the abuse, end up with no idea how to have healthy relationships and trust no one, carrying the heavy burden of hate around in their hearts covering over the deeply crippling pain. Two very different survival techniques born out of abuse and manifested in different attachment styles. And then this movie beautifully shows the healing power of healthy and loving connections. Mina literally heals as she opens her heart up to another and learns to trust again. And Alex realises the lies of his abuser and is able to go back to his family. This is one powerful film on the devestation of childhood trauma, and the beauty of the power of human healing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/25/24 Full Review zoe s Unexpected and Haunting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/19/24 Full Review Sparky K This film started off totally confusing, but stick with it. It takes a while for its originality to sink in. Once you realise what's happening it takes on a new quality and becomes more than a standard horror film. Haunting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Craig B 'The Dark' is a very good film. Equally creepy, thought provoking and sad. Nadia Alexander is brilliant in the lead role. Some may say it borrows a little from Warm Bodies from one particular aspect but overall a fine horror drama. Well worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Canna W This film really took me by surprise, I thought it would be a gothy meet-cute where a blind boy meets an undead girl, but no. It was a touching, gruesome and wholly disturbing look at how trauma can make a monster of you. The film title is correct, it's very dark indeed, over and over, but I loved every minute. I don't know why this film is not more well known, it's amazing.l and genuinely chilling. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Colin D I really don't understand the good reviews. It's written unimaginably bad. Dialogue is horrible and the pacing is all over the place. Not scary; not even dark. Just bad. Don't do it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A murderous, undead girl haunts the remote stretch of woods where she was killed decades earlier. One night she discovers a blind boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim's cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws her solitary existence into upheaval, and ultimately forces her to re-examine just how much of her humanity her murderer was able to destroy.
      Director
      Justin P. Lange, Klemens Hufnagl
      Producer
      Danny Krausz, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Laura Perlmutter, Kurt Stocker
      Screenwriter
      Justin P. Lange
      Production Co
      Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft, First Love Films
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 29, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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