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Remake of cult classic And Soon The Darkness heads to DVD


Regular reader will know that the original version of And Soon The Darkness is one of our favourite films. The work of the team behind The Avengers and set in rural France in 1970, the film has been remade, with much the same scenario, in Argentina. That version is getting a reissue on DVD this month.

In the remake, best friends Stephanie and Ellie decide to head off on their own for the final days of the trip hoping to find a bit more fun before having to head back home to the US. They wind up in a pretty rural village and spend the evening getting drunk in a bar, where Ellie picks up a handsome local while Stephanie heads back to their hotel alone intending to get a good night’s sleep. Stephanie is soon awoken by a booze-fuelled altercation between Ellie and her new 'friend', which is eventually broken up by an American ex-pat called Michael, who is also staying at the hotel.

The following day, what begins as a discussion of the previous night’s events soon turns into a heated argument between the two girls, causing Stephanie to cycle off, leaving Ellie sunbathing alone in the countryside. Later, Stephanie receives a text message from Ellie apologising for the incident and suggesting they meet up at a nearby café. When her friend fails to show up, Stephanie becomes concerned about her safety and returns to the spot where she left her, only to find her mobile phone, a patch of blood on the ground and the obvious signs of a struggle.

When the local police turn a deaf ear to Stephanie’s appeals for help in finding Ellie, she turns to Michael and the pair go on a frantic search for the missing girl. But Stephanie soon realises that confiding in this stranger may be leading her further away from safety and into a trap. All Stephanie knows is she must find Ellie before nightfall and time is rapidly running out.

We were hoping to have a review online ahead of the 7th March release by Optimum, but as yet, we've not seen a copy. So instead, here's the trailer. Maybe that will tempt you in.

Find out more about the DVD at the Amazon website



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