Dark Light (2019) Movie Review
Written By: FR
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Padraig Reynolds
Writer: Padraig Reynolds
Producers: Shibani Kapur, R.P. Khemanand
Date Released: December 6, 2019
Jessica Madsen as Annie Knox
Opal Littleton as Emily Knox
Ed Brody as Paul Knox
Kristina Clifford as Sheriff Dickerson
Ben Sullivan Ben Sullivan as Hunt
Gerald Tyler as Walter Simms
Rating = 2 /5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Dark Light (2019) follows the story of Annie and her daughter Emily who move into an old farmhouse. After Annie had a series of bad luck relationships and marriages as well as the death of her mother, she tries to find a fresh start in the country home. was hoping to get a fresh start in the family home. However, when Annie and Emily movie into the new home, strange events start to occur. When Emily disappears, she asked her ex Paul, to help search for their daughter.
The film excels at their prosthetic and makeup work, particularly the creatures that are seen throughout the film. The description of the creatures consists of a mouth and a huge one glowing where their face should be. They have sharp claws that can rip one’s face in one action. They suck the living life out of any human by looking down at them. But their victim is limited to young children. The special effects are pretty impressive. There is not a lot of blood and gore, but some scenes consist of human remains.
The Grave Review
Dark Light (2019) is separated into two portions. The first part of the film presents Annie as she is telling her story to the sheriff. The film utilizes flashbacks in order to cast the backstory on the plot. At times, the flashbacks pose confusing and unexplained segments without additional clarification. However, the second part of the film which brings the story to present time starts to provide a clearer and more cohesive story. Unfortunately, Dark Light (2019) has a lot of gaping holes in its plot. It never explained the presence of the creatures and why they need human children.
The performance in Dark Light (2019) is mediocre at best. In addition, the pace of the story is slow towards the beginning of the film and takes time to build the premise. The story did not become exciting until the end of the film. However, Dark Light does incorporate some scenes which present an eerie atmosphere such as the use of doors as they open and close to give the impression of ghosts in the house.
Overall, the film tries to build suspense and create an interesting monster thriller. However, Dark Light (2019) was not able to sustain the interest of the viewers from the beginning to the end of the film. Although the film presented an interesting plot, it failed to spark a sense of excitement.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Dark Light (2019) two graves out of five graves.
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