Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: Dark Summer


Review: Dark Summer
By William Pattison, aka Eric Morse
For Horror Bob's Blog

I just finished watching the 2015 film Dark Summer. This film tells the story of a 17 year old cyber stalker named Daniel who was obsessed with a girl named Mona. As the story opens Daniel is under house arrest and has to wear a sensor on his leg that only allows him to walk around his property. Also because of his cyber stalking he is banned from going on the internet. But his close friends Abby and Kevin help him find a way to get back on the net. But when he does he receives a Skype message from Mona. Mona makes him watch as she blows her head off with a gun. After Daniel starts having frightening experiences and suspects he is being haunted by Mona. Now it is up to Abby and Kevin to save Daniel before the spirit of Mona finishes her plans for him.
I really enjoyed this film. It was well written and it didn’t have the same stereotypical characters. I’ve honestly gotten tired of seeing The Breakfast Club style character setups in films. In this film Daniel, Abby, and Kevin felt like they were long time friends rather than a bunch of pretty faces that would never be seen dead together lumped together. Also this film had atmosphere. You felt a sense of being closed in and trapped in Daniel’s home. Also I loved how the filmmakers treated the spirit of Mona. When she was seen she wasn’t overdone, like most of these modern horror filmmakers do. I get tired of seeing ghosts that look like they came from the cast of Hellraiser. Mona was made pale looking and the only gory thing about her was the hole in the top of her head. Also, the plot twist at the end caught me by complete surprise, which is a rare thing.

So, people if you want a well written ghost story, with well developed characters, not over done, with a kick assed plot twist, this is the film for you. I highly recommend it…

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