FROM BLACK (2023) Reviews of mystery horror on Shudder

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‘Some mistakes are better left in the dark’
From Black is a 2023 American mystery horror film about a recovering drug addict who receives a bizarre offer.

Directed and co-produced by Thomas Marchese from a screenplay co-written with Jessub Flower. Also produced by John Ales, Vincent Cardinale and Kelly Frazier. Executive produced by Anna Camp, Humberto Carrillo, Nina Kolokouri, Cesar Mercado and James Norrie.

The Darkroom Films-K7 Storytellers co-production stars Anna Camp, John Ales, Jennifer Lafleur, Travis Hammer, Ritchie Montgomery, Eduardo Campirano, Ian Casselberry, Nicholas Marchan and Alicia S Mason.


Plot synopsis:
Cora (Anna Camp), a recovering drug addict, is desperate for closure and saddled by crushing guilt after the disappearance of her young son. She is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth about what happened and set things right – if she is willing to pay a terrifying price…


“Portentous line readings are underscored, bolded, and italicised by bad direction, leaden symbolism, and a pushy score. You never have to wonder or try to understand what the characters are feeling because they never stop telling you how to feel. The answer, invariably, is sad and fearful, but From Black is neither, really.”


“It is a perfectly watchable piece with a talented cast, clean cinematography and well-executed practical effects, but – dissected – leaves too many holes and a plot that leaves you dying for satisfaction. I recommend you go in with an open mind and plenty of patience for bad behaviour but prepare for From Black to remain mostly opaque.” Warped Perspective

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From Black began streaming on the Shudder platform on April 28, 2023.

Cast and characters:
Anna Camp … Cora
John Ales … Abel
Jennifer Lafleur … Bray
Travis Hammer … Wyatt
Ritchie Montgomery … Kidnapper
Eduardo Campirano … Noah
Ian Casselberry … Moya
Nicholas Marchan … Deputy
Alicia S Mason … Simmons
Aerial Nicole … Woman

Filming locations:
Natchez, Mississippi

Filming dates:
February 22, 2022 – March 19, 2022

Technical specs:
1 hour 50 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

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