In what is most certainly one of the most generic horror titles you could ever think of, here's a fun-but-familiar trailer for Darkness Rising that will have you haunted by extreme deja vu for days. This has nothing to do with the passable Darkness Falls from 2003, and why the filmmakers chose such a boring title is a bit head-scratching.
Starring Arrow's Katrina Law, it's the oft-used tale of meddling kids in a shuttered house tortured by past demons, possessed by spirits, crank cell phone calls and opening doorways literal and figurative that are best left closed. This IFC Midnight production is directed by Austin Reading and also stars Tara Holt, Bryce Johnson, Heather Mazur and Ted Raimi.
Here's the official synopsis:
A house’s horrifying secrets are resurrected in this blood-drenched supernatural nightmare. For years, Madison (Tara Holt) has been tormented by the memories of a traumatic childhood incident: when she was a girl, her mother murdered her younger sister, and nearly killed Madison, too. Joined by her fiancé (Bryce Johnson) and cousin (Katrina Law), the now-adult Madison returns to the home where it happened just before it’s slated to be demolished. Seeking closure, the trio instead find themselves ensnared by the same evil presence that drove Madison’s mother to unthinkable violence. It soon looks like history may repeat itself… Cult horror icon Ted Raimi costars.
Curb your criticism of its derivative nature and check out a spooky new promo for Darkness Rising before it appears in theaters June 30.
(Via Flickering Myth)