Dark Touch Reviews

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Adi Robertson
The Verge
January 22, 2014
It's hampered by its need for easy resolutions and horror set pieces, neither quite embracing nor escaping its genre roots.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 15, 2013
A frank and powerful horror film about the disastrous and irrevocable effects of child abuse.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
October 11, 2013
Dark Touch employs the sensational trappings of a horror film to explore the real world horrors of child abuse.
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
September 30, 2013
Dark Touch is meant to touch a nerve, not merely spook. It's about deeper fears, and realer monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 27, 2013
Elegantly atmospheric indie horror drama plumbs typically unseen depths of children's coping mechanisms in the face of terrible real-life experience.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 26, 2013
Wielding his camera with jumpy precision, Mr. Conroy infuses even chaotic motion with stabilizing elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
August 27, 2013
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.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 21, 2013
De Van appears to think that throwing every horror cliche in the book at something will make for atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
April 24, 2013
For all its soaring cutlery, Dark Touch, like much of the best horror, works the fears that connect to real life.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 18, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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