THE DARKEST (2017) Overview

  

‘There’s nowhere to hide in the dark’

The Darkest is a 2017 French horror feature film directed by Robin Entreinger (Abduction 101; Sadik 2; Victimes) from a screenplay written by Guillaume Levil. The Seven Light production stars Alexandra Bialy, Valentin Bonhomme, Benjamin Robert and Claire Suchet.

Plot:

A tent in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere. It was supposed to be a romantic weekend in the wild. But when darkness fell, it became a nightmare. They were not alone…

Reviews [may contain spoilers]:

“It’s a fine concept, and most of the execution actually works, but it doesn’t build to anything all that worthwhile or exciting.  It’s handled well enough, though, that it’s worth checking out if you’re curious, especially given that it’s only a bit more than an hour-long, nice and concise.” Allusions of Grandeur

“There are times where the couple have no light source and are forced to resort to using the flash on their smartphones, leading to several brilliant jump scares, you know, the well-placed ones and not the cheap, lazy ones most filmmakers employ these days. The characters are great and believable…” Final Guys

“The plot of the movie grows more sinister as it continues to moves forward. I wasn’t sure who to trust, or even what to believe at some points. I was both literally and figuratively left in the dark. The Darkest will have you looking desperately for the nearest light switch…” Indie Horror Online

“The tension builds satisfactorily throughout the story as the plot twists and turns. Partly because of the visual ambiguity, you’re never quite sure who’s behind everything until fairly late in the story. In fact, right up until the point where everything is revealed, equal cases can be made for the husband and the wife being the story’s behind-the-scenes manipulator.” Maria Olsen, Scare Tissue

“This is the film people were expecting with the last Blair Witch film. This film is smart, scary and such a fun trip. I will admit, the last five minutes sort of let me down. I wish the film was more sure of itself and the voice it wanted to end with. The ending felt so standard to a film that is anything but standard.” Wicked Channel

Technical credits:

67 minutes
1.85: 1
Dolby Digital

Trailer:

MOVIES and MANIA is a genuinely independent website and we rely solely on the minor income generated by internet ads to stay online and expand. Please support us by not blocking ads. Thank you. As an Amazon Associate, the owner occasionally earns a very tiny amount from qualifying linked purchases.