Lately, arthouse horror has been providing more satisfying scares than mainstream fare, with pictures like “The Witch,” “It Follows,” and “The Babadook” winning over audiences and genre enthusiasts for finding new ways to unnerve and thrill. But Blumhouse, the production company behind “Insidious” and “The Visit,” have also carved out its own unique presence on the horror scene, and its next effort should not disappoint on that score.
“The Darkness” is the latest from “Wolf Creek” director Greg McLean, bringing Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell upfront to star in a movie about a family who gets overtaken by a supernatural force. Not the most original premise, but this trailer delivers with intensity. Here’s the synopsis:
From the director of the cult classic, WOLF CREEK, Greg McLean, comes the supernatural thriller THE DARKNESS, opening nationwide May 13th, 2016. As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.
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“The Darkness” opens on May 13th. Watch below.