The Dark and the Wicked

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"She told you not to come"
  • NR
  • 2020
  • 6.1  (21,870)
  • 72

The Dark and The Wicked is a 2020 horror movie directed by Bryan Bertino. The film stars Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Julie Oliver-Touchstone. The movie is set in a remote farm in rural Texas where siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to visit their dying father (Michael Zagst). The siblings arrive to find their mother (Julie Oliver-Touchstone) acting strangely and their father on the verge of death. The family's home is shrouded in an eerie atmosphere, and obscure and foreboding events start to happen. It becomes quickly evident that there is something sinister and malevolent present that is targeting their family.

As the siblings try to understand the reason for their father's rapid decline and their mother's erratic behavior, they discover that their childhood home has become the breeding ground for an ancient and malevolent evil, forcing the siblings to confront a combination of their family's troubled past, the fragility of their father's sanity, and the evil force that seeks to destroy them.

The Dark and The Wicked is a slow-burning horror film that creates a sense of unease from the opening scene. The movie relies heavily on atmosphere and suspenseful moments to create a sense of dread throughout the movie. The film is dark and brooding, with the cinematography and sound design contributing to the unsettling atmosphere.

The acting performances are quite impressive, with Marin Ireland's portrayal of Louise being particularly notable. Ireland gives a strong performance, capturing the sense of grief and unease that hangs over her character throughout the movie. Michael Abbott Jr. also gives a solid performance as Michael, playing the reserved and skeptical brother who struggles to come to terms with the horrors that unfold.

The movie's horror elements are not reliant on gore or cheap jump scares, but rather a slow-building tension that steadily ramps up as the movie progresses. The film's horror is subtle yet effective, relying on a mix of suggested horror elements and supernatural occurrences. The director leaves the audience's imagination to fill in the gaps and create their version of the horror.

The Dark and The Wicked is an eerie and atmospheric horror movie that is grounded by powerful performances by its lead cast. The movie's creeping dread and unsettling atmosphere will terrify undemanding horror fans, and those that are into slow-building tension movies will not be disappointed. The Dark and The Wicked is a welcome addition to the horror genre and offers an utterly haunting experience.

The Dark and the Wicked is a 2020 horror movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 72.

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