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When Darkness Falls

UK 2022
produced by
Nathan Shepka, John Lepper (executive), Adam Whitton (executive) for Shepka Productions
directed by Nathan Shepka
starring Michaela Longden, Emma O'Hara, Nathan Shepka, Craig McEwan, Ben Brinicombe, Tony Macdonald, Niamh O'Donnell
story by Tom Jolliffe, Nathan Shepka, screenplay by Tom Jolliffe, music by John McFarlane

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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In high school, they were best friends, but they've since lost track of one another - until Andrea (Emma O'Hara) contacts Jess (Michael Longden) to persuade her to go on a hiking trip through the Scottish Highlands, as there's a farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere Andrea really wants to visit. And on the trip the two get on remarkably well given their different temperaments and that they haven't seen one another in years, and also taking into account that the hike's actually a pretty dull affair. But then they stop at a pub for beer and attract the attention of two "locals", Nate (Nathan Shepka) and Tommy (Craig McEwan), who are quick to invite them for drinks - and while Andrea's all up for it, Jess smells something wrong, and when she can't get Andrea to leave, she just walks ahead. Now Jess's instincts are of course on the money, and once Jess is gone, Nate roofies Andrea, and Tommy can only be scared off stalking Jess by ex-cop Beck (Ben Brinicombe), whose way they cross rather by chance. However, eventually Jess gets very worried about Andrea's whereabouts, and somehow she can track her and Nate's track to a cottage - where she rund into just recently stabbed to death Tommy, finds the corpse of another girl (Niamh O'Donnell), runs into and actually manages to overcome Nate - but there's no trace of Andrea. And it doesn't take her long to figure there was something bigger going on than "just" a rape ...


A very clever little thriller that manages to play with audience expectations and surprise the heck out of the viewer with what shapes up to be a straightforward yet well-executed story. But after the set-up pointing in a certain direction, surprise twist is pretty much heaped onto surprise twist - which admittedly isn't always a good idea, but here it works very nicely as the story was well thought-through, and above this well-structured, so to never give away things sooner than absolutely necessary. And thanks to very solid acting and a genre-savvy directorial effort that also makes perfect use of the Scottish Highlands, this has turned out to be just really good genre entertainment.




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