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Exclusive clip: A bloody memory from “DARKEN”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The award-winning, women-led fantasy/horror hybrid DARKEN opens across Canada this Friday, June 29, and we’ve got an exclusive clip to share that emphasizes its disturbing side.

DARKEN, from A71 Entertainment and directed by Audrey Cummings, will play theaters across the Great White North; see the complete info below. During its festival play, it was named Best Science Fiction Feature at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival and Best Fantasy Feature at the Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival, and won four awards at the Blood in the Snow Festival including Best Director. Bea Santos, Oluniké Adeliyi, Ari Millen, Zoë Belkin, Christine Horne, Jon McLaren, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Zehra Leverman, and Paul Amos star in the film, whose world was introduced with the YouTube series DARKEN: BEFORE THE DARK. The synopsis: “After a young woman is accosted by a dying warrior in the middle of the street, a bizarre incantation propels her into the realm of Darken—a violent prison-like world of labyrinthine rooms, interconnected with no apparent rhyme or reason and no way of escape. As she fights for survival within this brutal place, she finds allies who are rebelling against the rule of a self-appointed religious despot who demands allegiance to an all-powerful god called ‘Mother Darken.’ Eve and her allies must fight with everything they have if they are to have any hope of surviving the horrors Darken has in store for them.”

DARKEN will have special one-night screenings at the following venues:

• Cineplex Parklane, Halifax
• SilverCity, Sudbury
• SilverCity, Windsor
• Park Cineplex, Vancouver
• Cineplex Eau Claire, Calgary

It will begin week-long engagements on Friday at these theaters:

• Cineplex Yonge Dundas, Toronto
• Landmark New WestMinster, Vancouver
• Landmark 24 Kanata, Ottawa
• Landmark 24 Whitby
• Landmark Winnipeg Towne
• Landmark Country Hills, Calgary
• Landmark Penn Centre, St. Catharines

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.