CountTaking one of the least terrifying events to happen in recent memory - the blackout of 2003 which lasted a staggering three days - seriously, city people...it's a blackout. I realize that in the event of a power outage, or god forbid, a dead phone battery, people start to lose their sh*t. I get it. It's sad and stupid, but I get it. It's also a really really sad premise for a film. This crowdfunded project surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal, and still manages to look like a student film.
The story [edited for my amusement]: Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003 (three days of mayhem and anarchy, clearly), Kate, a struggling 30-something model (honestly, if you're a struggling model at 30, go get a coffee shop job and stop lying to yourself) with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's (oh yeah, we get some implied lesbian sex in the trailer) Brooklyn loft (how does everyone get a loft apartment in movies? Is Brooklyn JUST loft apartments?), but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom (of course, because lesbians, right?). When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history, and makes out with a few dudes in the process. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her - because she's a model? I'm unclear. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night. Sigh.
DARK is a Joe Dante produced piece, but from the looks of the trailer, I'm not really sure what that actually means. DARK stars Whitney Able ( [All the Boys Love Mandy Lane](movie:890303)), Alexandra Breckenridge ( [American Horror Story](series:206668)) Michael Eklund ( [Bates Motel](series:753920)) and Redman from the WuTang Clan...wait, what?
What do YOU think of this trailer? I think I'll be taking a pass on this one.
I think I'm going to go work on my script for a film set in the Blizzard of 2001, it'll be rad.