Let’s face it, as people, we rely so heavily on technology and especially electricity to get through our daily tasks. I don’t know about you, but when there’s a power outage, most of my tasks fall apart. There also comes a sense of dread in those times, making your mind wonder what’s going on and if things will be ok. This seems to be the idea and tone behind DARK, the new film directed by Nick Basile (AMERICAN CARNY) and written by GUT director Elias. Successfully funded through Kickstarter, DARK takes a massive power outage that happened in New York in 2003 and crafts a psychological thriller out of it. Basile and Co. have now debuted the first official teaser of the film, which was also executive produced by Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING). Starring Whitney Able (ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE), Alexandra Breckenridge (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Michael Ecklund (THE DIVIDE, THE CALL) and Brandon Sexton III (SESSION 9, EMPIRE RECORDS), the teaser for DARK gives off a very paranoia-laden vibe, similar to that of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE or similar films that deal with someone not having a complete grasp on things during the worst of times. I really liked GUT, so if that was any indication of what abilities Elias has as a writer, then I’m more than on board with DARK.
“Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.”
To keep up to date with DARK, visit the film’s official site.