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A Dark Song (2017)




Critic Consensus: A Dark Song offers atmospheric, unsettling horror -- and marks writer-director Liam Gavin as one to watch.

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A bereaved mother (Catherine Walker) and an occultist (Steve Oram) retreat to an isolated house in Northern Wales to practice black-magic rituals. The pair hope to contact the dead, but their attempts at witchcraft lead to something even more terrifying. Written and directed by Liam Gavin.

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Steve Oram
as Joseph Soloman
Catherine Walker
as Sophia Howard
Mark Huberman
as Neil Hughes
Susan Loughnane
as Victoria Hughes
Martina Nunvarova
as Guardian Angel
Breffni O'Connor
as Emaciated Man
Sheila Moloney
as Old Woman Demon
Jim Dolan
as Demon
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Critic Reviews for A Dark Song

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (4)

Imperfectly realized, but still worthy of its ambition.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Its descent into shock and impending doom is the sort of experience that will follow you home from the theater and nest in your nightmares.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Virtually a chamber piece with just two primary characters, the movie dives into the black arts with methodical restraint and escalating unease.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The two leads are resolute soldiers about it all, but they're dutifully edgy elements in a stylist's frame instead of fully realized characters living out what is supposed to be the riskiest time of their lives.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

A Dark Song is a ridiculously strong and beautifully acted piece of work, but one that deserves a much more satisfying conclusion.

November 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A Dark Song is a thoughtful, grounded take on the search for meaning that mixes horror conventions with things still darker, yet which strains towards a transcendental moment which a lesser filmmaker would have been afraid to contemplate.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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A satisfying clash of magical realism, down to earth emotion and hysterical apparition. It's too long by 15 minutes but mostly is wonderfully weird and very well acted. Would make a great double bill with Sisters of the Plague.

Daniel Parsons
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