Horror Review: The Dark And The Wicked (2020)

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

I’d been meaning to watch this film for quite a while but for one reason or another I kept putting it on the backburner, when I finally I watched it I kicked myself for leaving it so long.

What we have here is a film that is packed with so much atmosphere and tension that it becomes truly engrossing, I actually can’t remember the last time I saw a feature like this. The film had me so captivated that I never even touched my snacks I had got, that’s a seriously big deal.

The writing for this film is so well done, big kudos to Bryan Bertino who both wrote and directed this feature. He adds so many layers to his story and does an amazing job of being able to put it on screen so successfully, you can really dig deep into what’s going on with the characters and their surroundings.

The only thing I see anybody having a problem with, with this feature is the ending. Don’t worry I’m not going to give away any spoilers but I think the end is going to be a divisive one for viewers, I liked it but I can see why some wouldn’t, for me I felt it just added to the films uneasiness.

Unfortunately the film never got a theatre release due to Covid-19 which is a real shame as this is a film that deserves to be shown on the big screen. Marin Ireland’s performance alone would be worth the money to see it at the cinema, she puts on an absolutely amazing performance and I hope she does more Horror stuff in the future.

I seriously cannot recommend “The Dark And The Wicked” enough, be sure to make it a priority to watch it.

If you want to see the “The Dark And The Wicked” trailer then just click on the video below:

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