The Dark Reviews

April 15, 2019
The Dark brings true heart to the horror genre, while providing just enough of the blood and guts to keep harder-core fans satisfied.
January 26, 2019
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.
January 16, 2019
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.
January 15, 2019
An atmospheric film at times and has some interest, but fans expecting a few more shocks throughout will feel short-changed.
January 14, 2019
The Dark masterfully builds to an emotional final act.
December 7, 2018
The Dark is a novel, intriguing riff on myriad monster tropes - zombie, revenant, werewolf, serial killer - that remains its own defiantly ghastly thing.
November 11, 2018
Deftly delivers a tragic, hopeful story about the resilience of human beings and the healing power of the positive connections we have to one another.
October 30, 2018
There are some very good horror moments and nice set-ups, but it's the relationship between Mina and Alex which really centres the film.
October 26, 2018
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.
October 25, 2018
Feeling very much like a zombie spin on "Let the Right One In," filmmaker Justin P. Lange expands his short film "The Dark" with artful results.
September 10, 2018
Strong directorial flair, believable make-up work, a tragic tale, and powerful performances prove that The Dark could very well be the next Let the Right One in.
August 30, 2018
Elegant, even beautiful, when it regards Alex and Mina silently in their brief space together... Yet whenever it leaves that space, be it through flashback or some other external contrivance, its deficiencies in script and performance become clear.
July 31, 2018
The Dark is an unusual and refreshing film that was definitely one of the biggest surprises... at Fantasia.
June 20, 2018
There are many foul and twisted charms to savor throughout, thanks to solid cinematography, fine editing and an engaging turn from lead actress Nadia Alexander.
June 1, 2018
The Dark is a horror movie that tries something unusual, and in a lot of ways, commendable: it engenders a surprising amount of empathy for its monster and has as much to say about friendship and loyalty as it does cruelty and evil.
May 3, 2018
Faults aside, The Dark is still effective and emotionally charged. With enough kills to satisfy the bloodthirsty, it will certainly have an audience who love films about the undead but are craving something with a different taste.
May 3, 2018
It's a bold and imaginative effort and introduces talent worth watching.
May 3, 2018
This was one of my favorite films throughout this year's entire Tribeca Film Festival and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to see this amazing film.
May 3, 2018
the film's title alludes not just to the shadowy contours of the woods and of the ruined building at their centre, but also to some very dark adult themes of horrific depravity and the dehumanising legacy of abuse.
April 30, 2018
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.