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Frightfest 2019: ‘Dark Light’ Review

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Stars: Jessica Madsen, Opal Littleton, Ed Brody, Kristina Clifford | Written and Directed by Padraig Reynolds

Back in 2012 I saw Padraig Reynolds’ debut feature Rites of Spring at Glasgow Frightfest, then in 2015 I caught his film Worry Dolls – again at Frightfest. Unfortunately I missed last years Open 24 Hours, however I was determined to see Reynolds’ latest, Dark Light, on the big screen at Frightfest. Being a huge fan of those two aforementioned films there was no way I was passing up the chance to see yet another slice of Reynolds’ particular style of horror.

Such a shame then that Dark Light felt totally derivative of Devil’s Gate, whch played in the exact same screen as Reynolds’ film back at Frightfest in 2017…

Dark Light tells the story of Annie Knox who, following a split from her husband, the death of her mother and a nervous breakdown returns to her remote family
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First Trailer for Padraig Reynolds's Horrifying Monster Film 'Dark Light'

"It sounds like there is someone inbetween the walls." Spotlight Pictures has debuted the first sales promo trailer for the sci-fi horror film Dark Light, from writer/director Padraig Reynolds. The film is currently being sold at the Efm and they're looking to find a distributor, in addition to a festival to debut this film at. Dark Light is a horror creature feature about some kind of monster (potentially an alien being?) that takes a young girl from her bedroom while at her mother's childhood farm home. She goes crazy trying to find her and figure out what happened, while attempting to convince police that an actual creature took her. Starring Jessica Madsen, Ed Brody, Opal Littleton, and Ben Sullivan. This looks scary as hell, including the typical cornfield trope, but still. I'm glad the trailer shows a glimpse of the monster because it looks gnarly. Here's the festival promo
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‘Leatherface’ Star Jessica Madsen Enters the ‘Dark Light’ to Save Her Daughter [Trailer]

Spotlight Pictures is heading into the forthcoming Efm in Berlin with the latest horror film from director Padraig Reynolds (Open 24 Hours, Rites of Spring, The Devil’s Dolls). We now have the trailer for the creature feature Dark Light, starring Jessica Madsen (Leatherface), Ed Brody, Opal Littleton, and Ben Sullivan. In the film… “Following her mother’s death and a painful divorce […]
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Director Padraig Reynolds' Dark Light Chills in this Early Film Poster and Stills

Tagline: "Fear the Light." Dark Light is an upcoming horror and sci-fi feature. From Padraig Reynolds (Rites of Spring) this title stars Jessica Madsen (Leatherface) as a woman trying to survive an attack, by a strange creature. Dark Light also stars Ben Sullivan, Kristina Clifford and Opal Littleton. This week, various promotional materials were released for the film and fans of science fiction or horror can find the latest on Dark Light here. The official synopsis mentions a recently divorced mother and a return to her childhood home. However, Annie loses her daughter, Emily, one night. This event leads to Annie being sent to a correctional facility, from which she must escape. On the run, Annie desperately searches for her child as a creature haunts her family home. Dark Light was shot in Georgia, Russia (Vampire Squid). This is Reynolds fourth film. And, this title is very similar to another,
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Spotlight lands world sales on three from Zee (exclusive)

Open 24 Hours, Daddy’s Girl, and Dark Light join slate.

Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures has acquired world sales rights to the first three English-language genre films from Zee Studios International, the international arm of India’s Zee Entertainment.

Spotlight will launch sales at the Efm in Berlin next month on Open 24 Hours, Daddy’s Girl, and Dark Light.

Horror-thriller Open 24 Hours premiered at FrightFest London and Fantastic Fest last year and takes place in a rural all-night gas station where a paranoid woman takes a job after setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire. Brendan Fletcher and Vanessa Grasse star for director Padraig Reynolds.
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