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Darken (2018)




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In the digital prequel series Before the Dark, Darken's citizens live in peaceful harmony under the watchful eye of Mother Darken, their altruistic overseer. Those in Darken are survivors of trauma and have been brought to Darken to forget their painful previous lives under the protection of Mother Darken. But things start to change when people start remembering their previous lives. The film picks up years later in a transformed Darken, with danger and death around every corner. A newcomer to the brutal realm must fight for survival and find allies amongst those rebelling against the rule of a self-appointed religious despot.


Critic Reviews for Darken

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

The only truly epic thing about Darken is its ambitions - those hoping for a film that looks above and beyond the word "scrappy" will be in for a disappointment.

June 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As the story is entertaining and the characters are attaching, it could easily become a fun film series or television series.

April 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Darken is a compelling new entry in the sci-fi genre and it marks Cummings as a director to keep an eye on.

February 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Darken is an intense sci-fi/fantasy mashup with distinct Alice in Wonderland vibes.

November 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not perfect, but it's got a little something for everyone.

June 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a tall order for a low budget, and RJ Lackie's script is packed with a history director Audrey Cummings can't afford to realize.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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