When watching the trailer for Darling, it's hard not to be impressed. For one thing, some of the best horror films rely on very basic principles - for example, look at the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock - but it's the execution, not the premise, that renders such films chilling.
Darling seems to be following this formula. The plot is fairly straightforward - a young woman (played by the brilliant Lauren Ashley Carter) moves into a new apartment, alone, before discovering the place is haunted. She then spirals out of control, losing her mind in the process.
A Chilling Black-And-White Psychological Horror
The plot has remnants of a modern day, independent version of The Shining. In terms of the style, director Mickey Keating has opted to shoot in exquisitely beautiful monochrome, and even in the short trailer, you get to see a glimpse of his skill behind the lens.
Check out the full synopsis below:
"Mickey Keating’s new feature is a chilling black‐and‐white psychological horror story beautifully shot in New York City. Edited like a nightmare and scored like a hallucination, DARLING stars Lauren Ashley Carter (POD, JUG FACE) with supporting performances by Brian Morvant, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos, and Helen Rogers. Produced by Fessenden and Jenn Wexler for Glass Eye Pix and Sean Fowler for Alexander Groupe; Keating and Carter are also producers."
Darling will be in cinemas from April 1st.
Now you've seen the trailer, will you be watching the full feature?