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Dark Places (2015)

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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Libby Day
... Young Libby Day
... Lyle Wirth
... Patty Day
... Ben Day
... Young Ben Day
... Diondra
... Young Diondra
... Runner Day
... Trey Teepano (as J LaRose)
... Young Trey Teepano
... Diane
... Michelle Day
... Debby Day
... Magda


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


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 »

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Release Date:

18 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lugares oscuros  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$208,588, 31 December 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,090,852, 14 December 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlize Theron is 5' 9 1/2" (177 centimeters) tall, but the character she plays is in the book, is just 4' 10" (148 centimeters) tall. See more »


When Young Ben is on the witness stand, the Kansas flag is on his right and the U.S. flag is on his left. By law, the U.S. flag should be on the flag's own right (the observer's left) and any other flag on the observer's right. See more »


Libby Day: I felt something loosen in me, that shouldn't have loosened. A stitch come undone.
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Featured in Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn (2015) See more »


TV Show
Written by Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones
Performed by Belong
Courtesy of Belong
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Haven't read the book, I liked this movie a lot
14 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am one of the lucky guys to watch this movie in Paris earlier than the fans around the world. After the initial 30 minutes, the movie starts picking up its pace which was maintained till the end.The screenplay and direction were near perfect.

Needless to say, Charlize Theron has done an amazing job in acting. She carries the film on her shoulder from the beginning to the end. Next to her, Chloe has done a good job. Apart from these actors, the other people play a little role.

I can say that it's better than Gone Girl. Just go for it people. You won't get disappointed. My rating : 9/10.

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