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Dark Touch (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror | 19 March 2014 (France)
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In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »

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Marina de Van

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Marina de Van
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Missy Keating ... Niamh
Marcella Plunkett ... Nat Galin
Pádraic Delaney ... Lucas Galin
Charlotte Flyvholm Charlotte Flyvholm ... Tanya Collins
Steve Wall ... Matthew Collins (as Stephen Wall)
Robert Donnelly Robert Donnelly ... Ryan Gallin
Susie Power ... Lucy Gallin
Richard Dormer ... Henry
Catherine Walker ... Maud
Simon Boyle Simon Boyle ... Mr. Brennan
Olga Wehrly ... Collette
Mark Huberman ... Joseph
Katie Kirby Katie Kirby ... Lisbeth
Clare Barrett Clare Barrett ... Christine
Art Parkinson ... Peter
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In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Niamh's explanation that the house is the culprit. To help ease her trauma, dutiful neighbors Nat and Lucas take her in with the supervision of a social worker. Niamh has trouble finding peace with the wholesome and nurturing couple, and horrific danger continues to manifest. Written by IFC Midnight

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France | Ireland | Sweden

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English

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19 March 2014 (France) See more »

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€2,729,542 (estimated)
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Third feature film by French director Marina de Van. See more »

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indie horror
29 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In a remote Irish community, eleven-year-old Niamh is haunted by invisible forces. She and her family are attacked during the night and she's the sole survivor of the ensuing fire. She is taken in by her neighbors. Nobody believes her about the mysterious powers of the house. She finds strange occurrences continue to follow her and thinks that they are the results of her own tears.

It's a reasonable indie horror. There is only one truly compelling scene with the group of girls and the dolls. The movie basically follows Niamh but it doesn't make it particularly scary. It starts with the original family dealing with a haunted house and ultimately dying in a violent night. That's not that scary either. The last act devolves into messy story telling. Missy Keating does a good job in the lead. This indie horror is trying something interest but it doesn't all work and it's not that scary.


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