A flesh-eating young girl haunts the woods where she was murdered, as a murderer herself. When she discovers an abused kid inside the trunk of a car, her decision to let the boy live throws her existence into upheaval.
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THE DARK reduces both genre and the world itself to the barren and generic. Even the cars bear minimalist license plates denoting no specific geographical domain. This is a stripped-down fable w/ little adornment. It is a debut feature clearly intended as a means to getting a foot in the door. Spare on incident, the film still provides much to meditate upon. Some rich psychic soil. Eyes. To gaze and be gazed upon.