Netflix Movie of the Day : DARK WAS THE NIGHT

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There are so many disappointing Horror Films, that to find a good one is a task of some effort. Let’s be honest the majority of Horror movies made today are inept, dumb, unoriginal, filled with unlikeable and infuriatingly stupid characters, and just plain mediocre.(DEVIL’S PASS, DEVIL’s BACKBONE TEXAS, SACRAMENT, MR.JONES, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, FROM THE DARK, THE BLOOD LANDS, MOCKINBIRD, THE DEN, VHS VIRAL, BARRICADE, BABADOOK, ANIMAL, EXETER, THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN, THE BEAST OF XMOOR… I’m looking steadily at you.

Netflix if you have any sense you will remove these films to make room for ones that are worth the time and bandwidth).

DARK WAS THE NIGHT thankfully is the exception, offering solid, understated performances, an impressive score, and a solid story (with some exceptions, things like splitting up in the dark, never make sense, and induce a groan whenever they occur, but thankfully this film is not as egregious as some others). Overall a fun and recommended watch with a really interesting closing credit sequence. Grade: B+.

If you like DARK WAS THE NIGHT, I also suggest SPLINTER, AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR, LATE PHASES, ODD THOMAS, THE CANAL, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to name a few.

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