The Dark

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On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil's Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls. Part gothic fairytale and part chilling horror, director Justin P. Lange's debut feature balances rich imagery with a brutal and bloody story of unlikely kindred spirits who must defend themselves against the villainous powers of the 'normal' world.

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  • 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 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • 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 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • On its own terms, writer-director Justin P. Lange's debut feature (with DP Klemens Hufnagl credited as co-director) is well-crafted and well-acted.

    Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • There are so many forest based horror films, from The Evil Dead to The Blair Witch Project, it's a clever twist to make The Dark from the 'monster''s perspective.

    Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An atmospheric film at times and has some interest, but fans expecting a few more shocks throughout will feel short-changed.

    Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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