Sometimes for an independent film to get off the ground, two companies need to collaborate to make the dream a reality. This is the case for the independently produced In The Dark. Seven Oaks Films, Intimation Productions, and award winning writer-director David Spaltro combine their creative power to create this moody, throwback to classic horror.
In The Dark stars Grace Folsom, Lynn Justinger, Fiona HorriganCatherine Cobb Ryan, and Kayla Leasure
When David Sparlto was asked about the film this is what he had to say:
In the Dark is my attempted shot of energy and breath of fresh air in a popular, but overcrowded genre marketplace, combining both the appeal of the thrills and chills that is a staple of the horror genre, as well as a strong, original story, headed by a female cast of some of NYC’s most talented actresses. A lovingly bloody valentine to the inspirational works of Stephen King, John Carpenter, The X-Files, and 1973’s The Exorcist; the film’s strikingly haunting visual images from cinematographer Gus Sacks is complemented by over 50 minutes of original music by award winning composer Fritz Myers of Platitude Music ( IFC’s White Reindeer, Sushi Girl, Best Soundtrack, 2012’s Toronto After Dark)
The cast and crew have too many awards to even count here but a fact to know is the on set practical make up effects and creature design were provided by Emmy award winning Monster in My Closet (Boardwalk Empire, The Amazing Spiderman 2).
The official synopsis is as follows
Skeptical grad student, Veronica Carpenter (Lynn Justinger), interviews renowned paranormal specialist, Dr. Lois Kearne (Fiona Horrigan), for her thesis on the benefits of her supernatural research in regards to modern psychology, and joins her on a field study trip to a Brooklyn family home supposedly “besieged by evil spirits”. Once at the residence of nurse Joan Mills (Catherine Cobb Ryan) and Bethany (Grace Folsom), her recently returned daughter, the investigators are immediately confronted with dark secrets, darker energies, unexplainably horrific events, and a young girl who’s affliction tests the boundaries of all their collective research and experience, forcing everyone to confront their own haunted pasts and demons. And what exactly is lying hungrily in wait… In the Dark
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. The film should be seeing its release sometime in early 2016 with an end of 2015 festival round, so be on the lookout at all your local horror festivals.