By: MADDI MCGILLVRAY
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 Darken: a violent prison-like world of interconnected labyrinthine rooms with no apparent way of escape. 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.