Today marks the VOD and limited theatrical release of Justin P. Lange’s festival darling The Dark, which focuses on an undead girl who befriends a tormented boy as they trek through what locals call “The Devil’s Den”. Together, they each learn that their circumstances are influenced more by their take on them than by anything else, resulting in a film that’s equal parts fairy tale and horror.
Above, we have a clip from the film where a rather important character stops into a gas station/convenience store in order to pick up some small things. However, the clerk is clearly uncomfortable with the man and the interaction feels strained and…off. Having seen the movie, I can tell you that the clip plays relatively early in the movie, so you’re pretty safe from spoilers.
“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.”
The Dark is written and directed by Justin P. Lange and stars Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, and Karl Markovics.