I quite enjoyed the horror and tremendously dark comedy Stitches, and British comedian Ross Noble did a fantastic job as the psycho clown. It was back in August that we got the first news on director Conor McMahon’s next horror feature called From the Dark, and while we have no UK dates as yet, a US release has been confirmed.
You will find the US poster and all the details on the film in the following US press release:
When a young couple embarks on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit, in the stunning new horror film FROM THE DARK. From the director of the acclaimed Stitches, it will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on April 14, 2015. Director Conor McMahon, the “mad genius” (We Got This Covered) behind the sensations Stitches and Dead Meat, reveals new levels of horror and suspense in his follow-up feature, FROM THE DARK. While his previous films blended dark, deranged humor with thrills, McMahon’s new film, an original production from genre specialists Dark Sky Films, is pure, relentless horror that never lets viewers catch their breath. The film will also receive a DVD and Blu-ray release day & date.
Sarah (Niamh Algar, Vikings, The Light of Day) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell, The Legend of Longwood, Red Rock) are traveling through rural Ireland when car trouble strikes. The couple must head out on foot to find any sign of civilization. Eventually they come upon a lonely house – but the man inside is wounded, and when they try to help him, he attacks. Sarah and Mark manage to escape but soon they are confronted by something even worse.
A sinister being has awakened from a thousand-year sleep and it has set its sights on the stranded young couple. Deep within the dark bog, the two are faced with an unimaginable evil, but they soon realize that there may be one thing that can stop the creature: light. As the sun sets and light sources dwindle, the creature becomes more powerful, and Sarah and Mark find themselves in a fight for their lives where a gas lamp or even just the illumination of a single match may be the only thing that can save them.
Fangoria’s Shawn Macomber wrote, “FROM THE DARK is a taut, coiled piece of dread-infused cinema that … absolutely delivers everything one could hope for.”