Trippy and Surreal, Nessa Hawkins is an amazing actress
I had no expectations going into this. Having just finished viewing Dark Places as I type, I can say this is one of best acted micro budget films of the year. Nessa Hawkins gives a tour de force performance, as a coked out prostitute, battling her demons. She is definitely someone to look out for in the near future. She's not alone as David C. Hayes and the lovely Syn Devil, are very creepy, as the sadistic owners' of the house of torment and depravity, that Keri finds herself trapped in. The film has a trippy haze look to it, that actually fit the story quite well. Don't expect a bloodbath, although there are a few nasty bits that caught me off guard. I really felt for Keri as she tried to make a place in the world for herself, which is a testament to how great Nessa's performance was. She really broke my heart at times, which I wasn't expecting in a small indie horror movie. Dark Places is a good example of what a talented crew can do, on a minuscule budget. This is a mind trip film, in the vein of Ken Russel or David Lynch, so I recommend watching at full attention.
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