• Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Marina de Van
    In Theaters:
    Sep 27, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 27, 2014
  • IFC Midnight

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Dark Touch Reviews

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Adi Robertson
The Verge

It's hampered by its need for easy resolutions and horror set pieces, neither quite embracing nor escaping its genre roots.

Full Review Source: The Verge

January 22, 2014
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

A frank and powerful horror film about the disastrous and irrevocable effects of child abuse.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

October 15, 2013
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Dark Touch employs the sensational trappings of a horror film to explore the real world horrors of child abuse.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

October 11, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Dark Touch is meant to touch a nerve, not merely spook. It's about deeper fears, and realer monsters.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3/5

September 30, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Elegantly atmospheric indie horror drama plumbs typically unseen depths of children's coping mechanisms in the face of terrible real-life experience.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 27, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Wielding his camera with jumpy precision, Mr. Conroy infuses even chaotic motion with stabilizing elegance.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2013
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

Like Carrie without the religion, or Village of the Damned without the aliens, Dark Touch is uncompromising, utterly chilling, and actually about something - the misuse of power, whether a parent's or a child's. It is also unmissable.

Full Review Source: Grolsch Film Works

August 27, 2013
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

De Van appears to think that throwing every horror cliche in the book at something will make for atmosphere.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

May 21, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist

...the young Ms. Keating is almost supernaturally skilled in her ability to modulate between disturbed and confident. Tragically, you're never thinking this is a child actor, but rather that this is a genuinely broken kid.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B

April 24, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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For all its soaring cutlery, Dark Touch, like much of the best horror, works the fears that connect to real life.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2013
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Dark Touch seems to reside almost completely in a realm of fantasy that isn't Neve's own and borders perilously and atonally on camp.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2013
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