A lonely girl's violent descent into madness.


Mickey Keating


Mickey Keating
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Cast overview:
Lauren Ashley Carter ... Darling
Sean Young ... Madame
Brian Morvant ... The Man
Larry Fessenden ... Officer Maneretti
John Speredakos ... Officer Clayton
Al-nisa Petty ... Miss Hill
Helen Rogers ... New Girl


In need of a full-time caretaker to look after her house, an elegant and enigmatic madame hires a lonely young woman; however, this is not an ordinary place. Indeed, this silent residence is the oldest building in the city, riddled with unpleasant stories of forbidden occult practices, and terrible rumours of morbid hauntings. With such a reputation, most people would turn down the madame's lucrative offer; nevertheless, this lovely caretaker is up to the task, even though, right from the start, peculiar occurrences and blood-curdling sounds that permeate the empty mansion's long corridors foretell an ominous fate. Under those circumstances, why is that room at the end of the hallway off-limits? Can the tormented keeper rid herself of the ever-growing voices inside her head? Written by Nick Riganas

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Horror | Thriller


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After watching 1960s horror films while writing, Director Mickey Keating said it felt "right and necessary" to shoot in black and white. See more »


The Man: No, i-i'm telling you the truth. I am honestly one of the good ones. Look, i'm waiting for my friends at the bar. Ask them! I would never in a million years just go home with someone i just met, who invited me to their house. If i told them that... and for whiskey? They would laugh in my face!
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Crazy Credits

Halfway in the ending credits there is a scene with a new girl arriving at the mansion. See more »


Ildjarn Is Dead
Written by Peter Majors, James L. Brown III & Sandor Finta
Performed by Harassor
Courtesy of Universal Consciousness
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User Reviews

Definitely not a waste of time, tense, beautiful,but no surprises.

Be careful reading the reviews on this one, I watched this with the advantage of having never seen 'repulsion' and it must be said I seldom if ever watch a movie in black and white especially if modern.

Having said that I'm an avid Horror fan and taken at face value the movie delivers quite well. It is slow, (ie: at times bludgeoningly so) but is very atmospheric. The wife and I both watched it all the way thru which says much as we often will gong movies before the halfway point (mutually.

Desperately striving to match movies of a bygone era it does not always fall short, a good watch, probably more-so alone at night and during a distant storm...

There is an additional scene midway thru end credits don't forget to stay that long if you make it to the end.

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Release Date:

December 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Darling See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.66 : 1
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