The Dark (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Justin P. Lange
STARRING: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols
RATED: UR/REGION: 1/WIDESCREEN/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Dark Sky Films
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.
Before I got the DVD of The Dark I hadn’t heard anything about it and I can guess I might not be alone in that. It is easy for a straight to disc movie to get lost in the shuffle and it would be really unfair to a really solid movie if that were to happen to The Dark. There are a number of twists and turns along the way with the movie and I really don’t want to spoil them. I’ll just say we have a young girl with some issues crossing paths with a young girl with issues of her own and they manage to bond and kill some folks along the way. A right and wrong is a hard thing to define in a movie like this. Most the time you just feel bad for our duo regardless of what they do and a big reason for as to why is told in some scenes showing what brought our female to the state she’s in. The boy’s side of things we learn along the way but they do form a bond and that bond is what really helps the movie.
We also have some violence here and at times that violence can get rather brutal. That is always a plus with me but it seems to be done very well here and it also seems to come at just the right moments. The movie does get just a little trippy near the end and has an ending that leaves some questions up for grabs to be answered but I find that most the time movies that deliver on having you think about the after having seen them are ones very much worthy of watching. If you get a chance to catch this movie out there on DVD I think you’ll want to give it a watch for sure.