The Dark and the Wicked
Directed by Bryan Bertino
On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise and Michael return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
An evil entity takes over a family in this horrifying new tale from the director of The Strangers.
Cast: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Julie Oliver-Touchstone
Wow! Scary as hell
very eerie, and well worth the time. Loved the characters and story. Being picky, could have gone for more gore, but a fine horror flick all the same.
Great 'slow burn' movie all kept moving by the excellent acting from all the cast especially from Marin Ireland and also Julie Oliver-Touchstone's haunted self. This is not an all out demonic action fest if that is what you are expecting. Slow, mature but not boring or dragged out with enough disturbance to keep you interested. Really great builds and even some moments that make you say 'oh no'. Not for the feint of heart or mind. This is all about 'feeling' the despair and 'helplessness' and it certainly does touch you mentally and emotionally.
A little dragged out but a good movie nonetheless
I don't know about what all the 1-2 stars are talking about. I'd say the best thing about this movie aside from the technical aspects (which were fantastic) was the movie was grounded. Normal people experiencing the supernatural in a way that normal people would. It even emulated events that real people, myself included, have experienced. With that being said, it's simple and slow paced, if you need a lot to keep your attention, then don't watch it.