Peter Stormare is like having too many beers, you know you should stop, but they’re just so tasty…
That being said, this flick looks freaky, but in a really smart way. There appears to be some Hitchcock in the set up and a dose of the Ring in the knockout.
FROM IFC MIDNIGHT:
Starring: Peter Stormare, Grace Phipps, Stella Maeve, and Keir Gilchrist
DARK SUMMER combines the supernatural terror of classic horrors THE SHINING and POLTERGEIST, with the tension and modern cool of DISTURBIA. Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17 year old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and, believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…
DARK SUMMER is a highly original twist on the supernatural summer season terror.
PS, Bub will have a full review soon!