I’ve been raving about the stunning British occult horror A Dark Song for a few months now, so I’m glad to see that IFC Midnight are taking the film State-side. Directed Liam Gavin, A Dark Song will be hitting the US on VOD and digital platforms from 28th April. It will also screen in limited cinemas, so check your local theatres to see if it’s screening near you. It’s an impressive, spooky and visually striking film, so the bigger the screen; the better.
A determined young woman hires a damaged occultist to conduct a magical ritual. The two prepare in a remote house over the course of six months, aware that any flaw in their preparations will result in deadly consequences. Risking their lives and souls, they enter the dangerous, unknown world of dark magic in the hopes it will grant them the one thing they want above all else.
A Dark song stars Steve Oram and Catherine Walker, who both give fantastic performances. As a tale exploring the difficulties of grief and the decisions that you face when someone close to you dies, A Dark Song is a complex and touching portrait that blends emotion and horror effortlessly.
You can check out our 4-star review here.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)