BLINDSIDED aka DARKER THAN NIGHT (2019) Reviews and overview


‘She never saw them coming’

Blindsided aka Darker Than Night is a 2019 Canadian horror thriller feature film directed by Johnny Mitchell from a screenplay co-written with Brandon Tataryn and Brad Wetherly.

The Riverbank Pictures production stars Bea Santos (Save Yourself), Eric Knudsen (Scream 4), Atticus Mitchell, Melinda Shankar (Slasher) and Paul Popowich (Hemlock Grove).


Sloan Carter (Bea Santos) is a young woman who has recently been blinded. Her father leaves for the weekend and her two best friends, returning home from university, keep her company.

A protege of her father’s, passing through town, also spends the night. The peaceful weekend is interrupted by a shadowy threat and the safe country getaway turns into a fight for survival…


Blindsided will be released on DVD and Digital on August 13, 2019, by Uncork’d Entertainment.


” … with uninspired dialogue and a conveyor belt mentality to delivering jump scares, there’s nothing about this that makes it significant, including a hopelessly cookie-cutter ending.” That Moment In

Cast and characters:

  • Bea Santos … Sloan Carter
  • Atticus Mitchell … Tom
  • Erik Knudsen … Toby
  • Melinda Shankar … Mika
  • Paul Popowich … Doctor David Carter
  • Carlyn Burchell … Tanya
  • Alexa Hazael … Party Girl
  • Nykeem Provo … Mr. Bell

Filming locations:

Thornbury, Ontario, Canada


This film should not be confused with the 2013 movie of the same name which stars Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton or the forthcoming 2019 thriller that stars Natasha Henstridge.


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