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Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with an Exclusive Look at Audrey Cummings’ “Darken”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | News


Today marks National Canadian Film Day, a massive coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Special events and screenings will be taking place across the country, and Rue Morgue  wants to sink our teeth into the fun! 

To celebrate the achievements of Canadian genre filmmaking, we are thrilled to debut the exclusive trailer for Audrey Cummings’ (Berkshire Country, She Never Dies) latest horror film, Darken.

Staring Olunike Adeliyi, Paul Amos, Rob Archer, Zoë Belkin, Bea Santos, and Christine Horne, Darken follows a young woman who, after a strange interaction with a dying warrior, is propelled into prison-like world of interconnected labyrinthines known as Darken. As she maneuvers through this brutal place, she finds allies who are rebelling against the rule of a self-appointed religious despot who demands allegiance to an all-powerful god called “Mother Darken.” The group must fight with everything they have if they want to survive the horrors Darken has in store for them. 

Darken debuted at Blood in The Snow Festival 2017 and is currently making its rounds on the festival circuit, where it has already earned several awards including “Best Sci-Fi” and “Best Director.”

The feature film is part of a multi-platform experience beginning this summer, which includes an 11-part digital series and an immersive VR experience that allows you to step inside Darken. 

Don’t miss Darken in Canadian theatres on June 9th.

Fans can also follow Darken on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for exclusive behind the scenes content or visit to get more information and pre-order digital bundles.

Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."