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Dark Summer (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 9 January 2015 (USA)
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A 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.


Paul Solet


Mike Le





Cast overview:
Keir Gilchrist ... Daniel
Stella Maeve ... Abby
Maestro Harrell ... Kevin
Gracie Gillam ... Mona Wilson (as Grace Phipps)
Peter Stormare ... Stokes
Dinora Walcott ... Principal Nakota (voice)


A 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.

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Horror | Thriller


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Before it was DARK SUMMER, the original title to Mike Le's screenplay was HOUSE ARREST. See more »


Mona Wilson: You will feel what I feel
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References Disturbia (2007) See more »

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Close up shots, camera panning, close up shots, camera panning - repeat for infinity.
7 September 2015 | by Finfrosk86See all my reviews

Oh my god what an annoying movie.

Close ups. Close ups. Close ups. Slow camera panning, close up camera panning. So much fudging close up camera panning. Jesus Christ almighty. This is one seriously annoyingly shot movie.

Dear director, or whoever decided to have all shots, (except three, as I can remember) being zoomed in close up shots: Having close up shots of the actors, the 'action', the walking, the talking, the everything, does not make it good or interesting. For some shots, OK, but for every single god damn shot? I hope you never make a movie again. Seriously, someone should have punched him square in the mouth and said: You are not a good director, stop it with the close ups!!

OK, on to the movie. There is a super skinny silent dude, a dopey eyed chick, and a.. black dude thats, well, he was alright. And there's Peter Stormare, he's kinda cool. There is some kind of plot, but damn it's slow. Slow and boring, and not interesting. There are some scenes that are supposed to be suspenseful and scary, but they are not. It is not scary at all. Not even slightly.

And did I mention the close ups? And the camera panning the walls and the ceiling and the floor and the grass and the actors, and the everything ever? And the close ups? And the close ups? Close ups. Close. Ups.

Movie is a waste of time. There is not fun here, at all.

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9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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