Dark Touch

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Dark Touch (film)
Directed byMarina de Van
Written byMarina de Van
Produced byAndrew Lowe, Patrick Sobelman, Jean Luc Ormieres
StarringMissy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Pádraic Delaney
CinematographyJohn Conroy
Edited byMike Fromentin
Music byChristophe Chassol
Element Pictures, Eurimages, Ex Nihilo
Release date
  • 18 April 2013 (2013-04-18) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes
CountriesFrance, Ireland, Sweden

Dark Touch is a 2013 Irish-French-Swedish supernatural horror film that was directed and written by Marina de Van. The film had its world premiere on 18 April 2013 at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars Missy Keating as the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that caused the deaths of her family.


Eleven-year-old Niamh (Missy Keating) and her family live in an extremely small and isolated community in Ireland where her only contact with other people comes in the form of school and her neighbors Nat (Marcella Plunkett) and Lucas (Pádraic Delaney). She claims that their house is coming alive but when Nat and Lucas discover Niamh bruised and bloody, her parents say that Niamh herself is causing the destruction. Niamh is later discovered as the sole survivor of an extremely violent attack that killed everyone else in the house. She tells the police that the house is responsible for her parents' deaths and for her infant brother's suffocation in her arms, but the police attribute the massacre to vandals. Niamh's neighbors decide to take her in and try to help soothe her pain, but they soon find that whatever caused the problems in Niamh's old house are now beginning to present themselves in their home.



Critical reception for Dark Touch has been mostly positive and the film holds a rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 11 reviews) and 64 on Metacritic (based on 5 reviews).[1][2]



  1. ^ "Dark Touch". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Dark Touch". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Rosser, Michael. "Dark Touch wins at Neuchâtel". Screen Daily. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

External links[edit]

Dark Touch at IMDb