6.2/10
31,107
83 user 148 critic

Dark Places (2015)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
Reviews
Popularity
1,906 ( 163)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Runner Day
...
Trey Teepano (as J LaRose)
...
...
Diane
...
Michelle Day
...
Debby Day
...
Magda
Edit

Storyline

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In 1985, her entire family was murdered. 30 years later, the truth emerges.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence, language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lugares oscuros  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene where Libby encounters the Kill Club, source novel author Gillian Flynn has a brief cameo in the film as the woman sitting in the chair with an axe across her lap. See more »

Goofs

During a scene at young Diondra's (Chloë Grace Moretz) house, where she and young Ben Day (Tye Sheridan) have sex and talk about her pregnancy, Moretz smokes a lit cigarette, visibly inhales, but no smoke exits her mouth when she exhales, breathes, talks, or while taking several more drags from the lit cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Libby Day: The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Dark Places' and 'The Green Inferno' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Came Close
Written by Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones
Performed by Belong
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A captivating film
13 August 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman whose mother and her two sisters were murdered on their farm at night. Her brother is convicted of murdering the three family members. She gets contacted by a club that is intrigued by mysterious murders, and she is forced to confront her multilayered traumatic past.

"Dark Places" is a truly haunting drama that keeps me captivated thoroughly. Viewers are lead to believe from the beginning that there is something Libby is not completely honest about. As more of the past is revealed in flashbacks, and even more of the past is unravelled through various interviews, the shocking truth is finally revealed. The ending is very poignant. I really feel for Libby and Ben, who have squandered almost thirty years away. They could have lived and loved, but they let naïveté get in the way big time. I do hope more people will watch this film. I think it's very well done, and it leaves me wondering all the would haves and could haves in the plot.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?