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“THE SIGNAL” director sees “DARK RED” for childbirth chiller; trailer, poster, release info

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Dan Bush, part of the directing team behind THE SIGNAL, has a new solo fright feature coming next month; read on for the details, trailer and poster.

Dark Sky Films has announced a March 6 theatrical/digital release of DARK RED, written and directed by Bush and starring April Billingsley (THE WALKING DEAD), Kelsey Scott, Conal Byrne, Rhoda Griffis, John Curran and Jill Jane Clements. The synopsis: “A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital claiming that her newborn has been abducted by a secret society called the Dark Red—an ancient, underground cult that harvests and controls an incredibly rare blood type that gives one the power to hear and guide another person’s thoughts. She says that she is special: that she carries a pure and powerful strain of the blood like nothing seen before, and that the society sees her and her child as its next evolution or perhaps its greatest threat, should she turn against them. Is the Dark Red entirely a figment of her imagination a complex coping mechanism to overcome a terrible personal tragedy or is there some truth behind her story?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.