Dark Was the Night (film)
|Dark Was the Night|
|Directed by||Jack Heller|
|Produced by||Jack Heller
Dylan K. Narang
|Written by||Tyler Hisel|
|Music by||Darren Morze|
|Edited by||Timothy Donovan|
Caliber Media Company
Foggy Bottom Pictures
|Distributed by||Image Entertainment|
A never-before-seen evil is unleashed on the small, isolated town of Maiden Woods when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods, and the town's only hope is their local sheriff (Durand) and his trusted deputy (Haas).
- Kevin Durand as Sheriff Paul Shields
- Lukas Haas as Deputy Donny Saunders
- Bianca Kajlich as Susan Shields
- Ethan Khusidman as Adam Shields
- Nick Damici as Earl Lerner
- Steve Agee as The Foreman
- Heath Freeman
- Sabina Gadecki
- Minerva Scelza as Mrs. Poplar
- Joseph Pallister as The Hunter
- Charles Parshley as Kyle
Tyler Hisel's screenplay for The Trees (later to become Dark Was the Night) was included in the 2009 Hollywood Blacklist (the annual list of the top 100 screenplays). The film is loosely based on the real-life events that unfolded in Topsham, England in 1855, known as The Devil's Footprints. The small town woke to find freshly fallen snow and biped hoof prints tracing the landscape. Dark Was the Night is said to tell the story of a present-day community's reaction to a similar event.
Dark Was the Night was released in theaters on July 24, 2015 through Image Entertainment.
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Critical reception for Dark Was the Night has been mixed and as of September 2, 2015, the film holds a rating of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 17 reviews) and 40 on Metacritic (based on 10 reviews). Crave Online rated the film favorably, praising the film's direction and Durand's acting.
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- "Dark Was the Night". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- Topel, Fred. "Screamfest 2014 Review: ‘Dark Was the Night’". Crave Online. Retrieved 2 September 2015.