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Movie Review – The Dark (2018)

The Dark, 2018.

Directed by Justin P. Lange.

Starring Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Karl Markovics, Dan Beirne, and Margarete Tiesel.


An undead teenage girl befriends a blind boy that she meets in a forest she haunts and hunts in. Both have been victims of unimaginable abuse, and each finds solace in the other. There may be a chance of light at the end of their tunnel, but it will come with a body count.

Justin P. Lange’s The Dark distills trauma into an undead creature-feature brew lacking bitter flavors. Those who’ve been wronged must face what scarred them in the first place. In horror, such storytelling is commonplace. Flashback to uncomfortable sexual advances or parental neglect, then snap to reality where characters must confront their darkest fears. Lange falls back onto customary thematic connectors, but his delivery is more scattershot than collected. A merciless fable with
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