Saturday, October 10, 2015

October Horror Movie Challenge - Dark Was the Night (2014)

Synopsis: When loggers wake an ancient evil a small town sheriff must do what he can to save those he loves.

The Good: Kevin Durand's is wonderful as the protagonist. There is a a lot of emotional depth to his character. Lukas Haas does a nice job playing Durand's outsider deputy. I was also pleasantly surprised to find my new favourite, Nick Damici in the film. The plot of of this movie makes sense, the small town representation seems genuine, and the monster is original.

The Bad: I would say this is more of a suspense move with a monster fight at the end than a typical horror movie. That's not a bad thing, just something to note. Also, the movie is very drab. The colors are all shades of grey. This works in context to the film, but I could see it being a turn off for some. Also, I could have lived without the twist at the very end.

Final Thoughts: Single father with emotional baggage, that's a protagonist I can relate too. Seriously though, Kevin Durand is becoming one of my favorite actors. If you like him in this, check out FX's The Strain. If you're interested in watching Dark Was The Night, it's currently on Netflix.

In Your Game: This movie would make a great Cryptworld or Hunter: The Vigil scenario. It doesn't take much to make it a D&D scenario. A nearby town starts logging or opens a new mine and it pushes and ancient evil out of its territory.

New To Me Movies Watched: 11
Total Movies Watched: 12

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