Kickstart Sunday: DARK

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This week on Kickstart Sunday we’d like to highlight an upcoming feature length thriller titled Dark from director Nick Basile.  The film is being Executive Produced by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) and revolves around a troubled girl alone in her apartment during the 2003 blackout in New York City.  According to the Kickstarter page, the film is “in the tradition of moody and methodical thrillers that explore character psychosis such as Polanski’s Repulsion or more recently Black Swan and Martha Marcy May Marlene.”

As of today, there’s 26 days left on this Kickstarter project, with a goal of $48,500.  Be sure to click here to donate and check out some of the very cool rewards being offered.  Hit the jump to learn more.

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

 

A story with a raw, gritty, neo-realistic feel that evolves into a suspenseful nightmare, DARK thematically is about isolation and plays on the fear of entrapment. In the tradition of moody and methodical thrillers that explore character psychosis such as Polanski’s Repulsion or more recently Black Swan and Martha Marcy May Marlene, DARK is a journey into the depths of one’s own mortal fears, weaknesses and the desperate struggle for sanity in a world engulfed in shadow.