I had been waiting quite some time to check out Justin P. Lange and Klemens Hufnagl’s ‘The Dark’, and I finally got my chance to do it this past weekend.
‘The Dark’ tells the story of “A murderous, undead girl haunts the remote stretch of woods where she was killed decades earlier. One night she discovers a blind boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim’s cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws her solitary existence into upheaval, and ultimately forces her to re-examine just how much of her humanity her murderer was able to destroy.
Nadia Alexander stars a Mina, a half-dead/undead girl who is feasting on victims in an abandoned house in the woods.
Mina has “survived” by feasting on the flesh of those she traps, and she has trapped wanted criminal Josef (Karl Markovics) who is on the run from the law for the abduction of a boy, Alex (Toby Nichols).
After Mina murders Josef, she comes across Alex,who is blind from his eyes being burned shut by Josef, and is amazingly good spirits, lacking any hate for Josef.
Mina and Alex slowly build a bond, as they both flee the law, and Mina’s mercy on his life has led her to now be her caretaker.
The movie hits a lot of elements out of the park, including the tragic story of Mina’s passing, and it delivers one of the better takes on a “zombie” film that I have seen in 2018, with strong cast performances, and proper pacing.
The only issue I had with the film is Mina, and the unknown about what she is. Is she dead? Alive? Undead? Half dead? That question lingers even after the credits roll, but it doesn’t anchor the movie down.
All in all, a strong film that has depth and emotion, that is worth a watch, again and again.
FX Drops Teaser for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Series
FX has dropped a brand new teaser video for it’s upcoming series ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, which is set to premier in March.
The 10-episode first season is “Set in Staten Island, FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” series follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.”
You can check out the teaser below:
Jordan Peele’s Sci-fi/Comedy ‘Weird City’ Heading to YouTube Premium
Jordan Peeler and Charlie Sanders are getting ready to drop their six-episode sci-fi/comedy anthology series ‘Weird City’ for YouTube Premium, and a brand new trailer has dropped to build the hype.
According to the description: “From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together.
Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens. “
The series stars Steven Yeun, Gillian Jacobs, Awkwafina, Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Cera, and arrives on February 13th.
New Trailer for ‘An Affair to Die For’ Is Out
A brand new, and violent, trailer for Vertical Entertainment’s upcoming film ‘An Affair to Die For’ has arrived.
Starring Claire Forlani, Jake Abel, and Titus Welliver, the film will hit theaters and be available on VOD platforms on February 1st
According to the official synopsis:
“When a couple’s infidelity is discovered, they must play a twisted game of survival with their captor to save their family members from being murdered. Their weekend getaway turns into a nightmare of psychological mind games, where they will do anything just to survive.”
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