|release date||September 19 2006|
|director||Steven R. Monroe|
|writer||Steven R. Monroe|
|starring||Monica Keena, David Anders, Tim Thomerson, Chris Engen, Tarah Paige|
SynopsisStarring Monica Keena (Freddy Vs. Jason, “Entourage”), David Anders (“Alias”) and veteran horror actor Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Dollman), Left In Darkness illuminates the story of Celia (Keena), a troubled girl whose tortured past places her in spiritual and physical limbo. Her mother died in childbirth, and she always felt responsible for the tragedy. When her father disappeared, her grandparents raised her. As she got older, her sense of guilt grew deeper. And on the night of her 21st birthday, Celia is drugged, raped and dies of an accidental overdose at a wild college frat party. But for her, it’s just the beginning: Trapped in a netherworld between sanctuary and damnation, Celia must now battle the demons – including hordes of horrific Soul Eaters – that prowl the Afterlife. Is the spirit of her recently deceased grandfather (Thomerson) trying to lure her to an eternity of suffering? Can her guardian angel (Anders) safely lead her to the other side? Is there any way to go towards the light when your soul is Left In Darkness?
It’s not often that I sit up and take notice at the plot of a direct to video thriller. But one thing is certain, Left in Darkness does not traipse through the tired terror-tory that Producer Stephen J. Cannell and Director Steven R. Monroe delivered with their earlier release It Waits. The film is a solid, if not overly frightening look at one woman’s horrifying journey through the nightmare of death, delivering a fascinatingly original and ultimately satisfying look at the physics of the afterlife and the dark recesses of the unknown that haunt our fears. …Read More