SHOT IN THE DARK (2021) Reviews and overview

 

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‘If he doesn’t kill the past, the past will kill him’

Shot in the Dark is a 2021 American horror drama film about a young man that returns to his home town to find a serial killer on the loose. Also known as Moon Lane

Directed by Keene McRae – making his feature debut – from a screenplay co-written with Kristoffer McMillan and Lane Thomas. Produced by Stephanie Brait, Emma Berdie Donson, Kristoffer McMillan, Andrew Poole and Lane Thomas.

The movie stars Kristoffer McMillan, Christine Donlon and Kelley Mack.

Plot:

Two years ago, William Langston (Kristoffer McMillan) made a mistake that would affect the course of his life. Now, with a killer loose in his home town and his circle of friends falling away one at a time, William faces his greatest fears as well as his own mortality…

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Reviews:

“For much of the film the killer’s identity is shrouded in mystery but once the curtain is pulled back the results are even more devastating than you can imagine. Shot in the Dark does not pull its punches, with its violence certainly not for the squeamish amongst us. It’s unsettling, twisted but so compelling.” Bloody Flicks

“The film alternates from a sensitively moving tone to a bloody tension […] This is a low-budget film, but not once did it look like any corners were cut. The unhurried nature of the project also gave them the time to really build the little community with beautifully written characters constructed from many assembled moments.” Horror Obsessive

Shot in the Dark is a well put together film and at times was completely gripping, a strong score helped for this. Although the blood and gore is dingy and dirty, I was happier watching the lead deal with his life and this concludes in a satisfactory and compelling way.” Nerdly

Cast and characters:

Jacqueline Toboni … Sam
Christine Donlon … Lili
Kelley Mack … Sheryl
Brandon Sklenar … Cory (as Brandon Tyler Sklenar)
Austin Hébert … Joshua
Will Harris … Arty
Lindsay Ames … Andy
Keene McRae … Vince
Rhomeyn Johnson … Bill
Robert M. Lee … Detective Jin Park
Lane Thomas … Clay
Nick Bastounes … Lane
Kristoffer McMillan … William
Dan Sutter … Chuck
Brandon Bernath … Officer Carter
Emma Berdie Donson … Marley

Filming locations:

Reno, Nevada

Technical details:

90 minutes
Format: 4K digital
Aspect ratio: 2.55:1
Audio: Dolby 5.1

Trailer:

Watch the trailer on the film’s official site

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