A lonely widower finds a mysterious video on his computer that leads him to an abandoned town occupied by an ominous entity.

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József Gallai

Writer:

József Gallai
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Cast overview:
József Gallai ... Gil
Ágota Dunai ... Hester
Peter Cosgrove ... Olly - Gil's Father
Beáta Boldog Beáta Boldog ... Stephanie
Zsófia Gallai Zsófia Gallai ... Infant
Shawn Michael Clankie Shawn Michael Clankie ... Dispatcher (voice)
Gergö Elekes Gergö Elekes ... Old Man
Hepi Hepi ... Dog
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When a lonely widower discovers a mysterious video on his computer, he finds himself being lured to an abandoned town. But it soon becomes apparent that the town isn't completely abandoned, but occupied by a mysterious and threatening entity of some kind.

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Death is not the end

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Due to its unusual concept and approach, the actors have very limited screen time. Despite being the protagonist, József Gallai has less than 13 minutes, Ágota Dunai has approximately 3 minutes, Peter Cosgrove and Beáta Boldog have 90-90 seconds, while Zsófia Gallai and Gergö Elekes have less than a minute of screen presence. See more »

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Gil: Sometimes we need to see things to believe them.
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References Slender Man (2018) See more »

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Good idea. Nice execution. Just needed more.
24 June 2020 | by Patient444See all my reviews

Ok, I gave it 5 stars because I had to take in equation its microbudget, and considering what it managed to do with that, I think it is a fairly decent effort.

Spirits in the Dark is a good example of less is more, it has only 70 minutes, big fan of this idea, never overstretch it in order to appear more professional, if you need just 80 or 70 minutes to tell the story right, do so, don't bore me. It relied completely on first person perspective, and it was done so in good taste, overall it is a good production that couldn't do more. Of course, we have the eternal example of Blairwitch, where the tiniest of budgets managed to change find footage perspective, but lets be honest, no one is expecting that to repeat.

So all in all, I can't recommend this one, because it has little to offer, but for anyone interested in how to make a horror, how to lay down the grounds for one, how to take one simple idea, place it in the most of neutral surroundings, and have your movie without actors...well Spirits in the Dark is a prime example of just that. Hats off to those involved in the making of it and looking forward for more of your work in the future.

Cheers!


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Release Date:

11 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Veszprém, Hungary See more »

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