A blind girl fights for survival in Darker Than Night

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Darker Than Night Johnny Mitchell

Today is the last day of the European Film Market, and one of the projects that has been presented to potential buyers over the course of the EFM is director Johnny Mitchell's thriller DARKER THAN NIGHT.

Represented by Breakthrough Entertainment and produced by Riverbank Pictures, the film was written by Mitchell, Brandon Tataryn, and Brad Wetherly. The plot: 

Sloan Carter is a young girl who has recently been blinded. Her father leaves for the weekend and her two best friends, returning home from University, keep her company. A protege of her father’s, passing through town, also spends the night. The peaceful weekend is interrupted by a shadowy threat and the safe country getaway turns into a fight for survival.

Bea Santos, Atticus Mitchell, Erik Knudsen, Melinda Shankar, Paul Popowich, Carlyn Burchell, and Nykeem Provo star.

This sounds like an intriguing project to me, because I've been interested in the idea of a blind girl being the heroine in a slasher movie ever since watching the original THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2. That one left me wishing there was a better slasher movie with a blind heroine. Maybe, hopefully, DARKER THAN NIGHT will be better than HILLS 2.

The trailer and sales art for the film are featured below.


Source: Breakthrough

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