The Fear of Darkness
Dr. Sarah Faithfull (Maeve Dermody, Griff the Invisible) brilliant young psychiatrist is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own unconscious when she is asked to investigate, by a concerned detective (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road), the supernatural disappearance of a university student, Skye Williams (Penelope Mitchell, The Vampire Diaries). What follows is a nightmarish delve into the known and unknown as Dr. Sarah confronts her own fear of darkness.
The Fear of Darkness Reviews
“Indeed, as sinister and surreal concepts earn increasingly frequent mentions, reminding audiences that all is not as it appears, the film relishes its foreseeable twists as much as it does its formulaic conventions. When Mystery Road's Aaron Pederson becomes the voice of logic and reason, positing that the spooky dramatics lurk only in the leads' heads, it's both a predictable and welcome inclusion. So too the work of Mitchell and Dermody, who may be gifted the strongest roles, but also offer convincing, textured portrayals beyond the textbook requirements of the script. The easily recognisable feature that results may not offer an enduring enigma, but it does wrestle obvious parts into a workable, diverting whole of expected genre thrills.” – Artshub