Apparently based on the Death Cab for Cutie song of the same name, I Will Follow You Into the Dark is one sappy sack of shit. It’s got more going for it than most low-budget horror flicks – like above-average production values – but never manages to really engage or live up to the challenging ideas it presents. The film attempts to address faith, grief, and a ride-or-die romance against the backdrop of a haunted apartment building. Unfortunately, it’s bogged down by a few aspects – the most glaring being its poor script and star Mischa Barton.
The former teen star plays Sophia Monet, a woman stuck in an extended period of grief after her parents die six months apart. That’s enough to screw anyone up, but Sophia gets an epic case of the blues that makes her stay inside with the curtains closed for most her waking hours. In a rare trip outside her home one day, she meets Adam (Ryan Eggold). He’s the opposite of Sophia – an extrovert who seems to have a perpetual grin wiped across his handsome face. The two hit it off and Adam’s influence helps Sophia come outta her shell. Then one night he disappears, leaving behind a trail of blood. READ MORE