DARK VALE (2017) Reviews and overview


‘She’s waiting for you’

Dark Vale is a 2017 British supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Jason M.J. Brown (Dead Girl Walking; City of Decay); it stars Cara Middleton, Ciara A. Lyons and Darren Whitfield.

While exploring the ancient ruins of a church in the countryside, a young couple is stalked and haunted by the vengeful spirit of Lady Lucy, who was murdered at the vale over a century ago on her wedding day…

Dark Vale will be available on DVD and VOD via Wild Eye Releasing on May 22, 2018.


“Ultimately, Dark Vale might have been a reasonable short film, but it ended up being a feature-length slog. It does show some promise, though unfortunately it does not make up for its own faults.  In fact, the faults only become more apparent as the film goes on and work against its pluses. What is a movie fan to do? Give this one a miss…” Dave Heath, Cryptic Rock

” …Dark Vale is a pretty cool ghost story that avoids spoon-feeding the audience its premise, story and set of rules, but keeps them in the dark and guessing to the very end, just like the lead characters, who are thrown into a world they at first fail to understand and that’s only unveiling its secrets gradually to not at all.” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash

Cast and characters:

  • Cara Middleton … Leah
  • Ciara A. Lyons … Fairground Girl
  • Darren Whitfield … Carl
  • Darren Randall … Tom
  • Katie Richmond-Ward … Anna
  • Chloe Clarke … Lady Lucy – A Date with Ghosts
  • Martin Farmilo… Camp Fire Story Teller
  • Sadie Kime … Fairground Dream Girl

Filming locations:

Nottinghamshire, England

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