Dark August

Dark August

Directed by Martin Goldman

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Sal, an out-of-towner relocated to a small rural community, finds himself at the mercy of dark forces after inadvertently killing a young girl in a car accident. Pursued at every turn by the girl's grandfather and a menacing, shrouded figure, Sal soon becomes convinced that the old man has placed a hex on him and seeks out the assistance of a local psychic medium. Filmed entirely on location in Vermont, which cinematographer Richard E. Brooks captures in all its rustic, autumnal beauty, Dark August - originally entitled The Hant - is a quiet, insidious horror picture perfect for those who like their chills to creep up on them.

Sal, an out-of-towner relocated to a small rural community, finds himself at the mercy of dark forces after inadvertently killing a young girl in a car accident.

Cast: Kim Hunter, J.J. Barry, Carolyne Barry

Member Reviews

Subtle but effective story of spiritual imbalance.

evanw
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3 weeks ago

Very solid and pleasingly scenic for 70s horror film fans.

Ike&Addley
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1 month ago

A strong 70s horror film that gives off a lot of Stephen King vibes.

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1 month ago

Amazing rescan: the film looks like it was shot on 4k. A good film, in the sense that care and attention to detail went into its making. That said, the last scene just seems tacked on, what did it have to do with anything? Was it meant to be sequel bait or a twist ending? I guess. Fwiw, I liked the film up until that scene. Lots to admire here: a lot of character actors, no big stars, no big fight scenes, it doesn't follow Dan Harmon's story circle. But that ending... oof. What an anticlimax compared to the previous scene.

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2 months ago

My mom is so good my zero stars

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2 months ago