ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

If you're a fan of bone-chilling titles like The Visit, Insidious and The Purge, then Blumhouse Productions has another film sure to have scaredy-cats like myself sleeping with the lights on. This time, it's an ancient curse of the Anasazi Indians forcing us all into the darkness.

Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) The Darkness is a supernatural thriller starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz and Lucy Fry as the Taylor family. Their happy tribe of four takes an innocent sightseeing trip to the Grand Canyon, unwittingly bringing a demonic curse home with them.

On Friday the 13th, not only will horror fans be able to catch The Darkness in theaters, but they'll also be able to spread the Anasazi curse — through an eerie new Snapchat filter. While many curses end in a horrific death, this filter will merely result in a sinister photo opportunity for high school students nationwide.

Come Friday the 13th, The Darkness Snapchat curse will come to life, and the only way to break the curse is to pass it along to someone else. I couldn't imagine a better way to administer fear to your friends and excitement over a new Blumhouse movie than by inflicting the curse on yourself and spreading it through the halls of your school. That is, if you're brave enough.

Be sure to check your Snapchat filter on Friday the 13th to get a taste of The Darkness for yourself.

The Darkness will be released in theaters on May 13.


Are you brave enough to face 'The Darkness'?


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